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Eight Moccasins Pick up Wins as Florida Southern Wins All 11 Events in 166-39 Victory over Rollins in Men’s Swimming

Matias Lopez
Matias Lopez

LAKELAND, FL – Winning all 11 races, and receiving wins from eight different swimmers, Florida Southern cruised to a 166-39 victory over Rollins on Friday night.

HOW IT HAPPENED:

  • The Moccasins opened things up with a first- and second-place finish in the 400-medley relay. It quickly turned into a two-team race, with Brandon Dyck, Sean Kim, Talor Hamilton and Matthew Holmes finishing 5.02 seconds ahead of Matias Lopez, Luis Jasso, Noah Franz and Luka Matacin with a time of 3:27.58, and the Tars' top quartet coming in almost 16 seconds behind the Mocs' runner-up team.
  • Florida Southern captured the top three positions in the first individual race, the 1,000-freestyle, which was won by Luka Planinc in 9:57.80. Jonathan Sawyer came in second, and Charles Gotsch was third.
  • The 200-freestyle went to Lopez in 1:43.96, giving him a 7.34-second win over Asa Marvel of Rollins, with Christian Gilbreath taking third.
  • Hamilton put his name in the win column for the first time when he swam the 50-free in 21.88 seconds, which put him 0.59 seconds ahead of Nico Campbell.
  • The Moccasins went to the break with another win, this one courtesy of Holmes in the 200-IM. That gives the junior a win in three consecutive meets (Tampa, Florida State and Rollins), coming in three different events (500-free, 200-free and 200-IM). He beat out Matacin in this one by 3.66 seconds.
  • Florida Southern's best race of the night was the 100-butterfly where all four Moccasin swimmers touched the wall before any of the Tars' three. Winning that race was Kim in 51.76 seconds, followed by Dyck, Hamilton and Jasso.
  • Franz picked up a win in the 100-freestyle, swimming that in 46.29 seconds. Levi Parsons and Planinc were second and third, and separated by one one-hundredth of a second.
  • The 100-backstroke went to Dyck, as the freshman won that event for the second time in the last three meets. Matacin was second and Calvin Giang was third.
  • The only Moccasin with two wins was Lopez, who added to his earlier in in the 200-free with another in the 500. He beat Alex Norcini of Rollins by 7.38 seconds.
  • The 100-breaststroke belonged to Jasso who battled it out with Kim for a 0.08-second win. It gives him a win in either the 100 or 200 in four of the Mocs' five meets this season, including the last three.
  • The night ended with a second relay win as Campbell, Franz, Holmes, and Planinc captured the 400-freestyle relay in 3:10.79. That was more than 10 seconds faster than Rollins' top team.

INSIDE THE NUMBERS:

  • Florida Southern's last sweep in a dual meet came at Nova Southeastern on January 19, 2013. It followed a similar script to Friday's win over Rollins as the Moccasins took all nine individual and two relay events, and had eight different swimmers pick up at least one individual win.

UP NEXT

Florida Southern will be off from competition until the University of Tampa Spartan Invitational, December 15-18 in Clearwater.