23 Sep

Women’s Swimming and Diving Notes: UWF heads to LaGrange for Saturday meet

first_img Allison Lehr (Emmele Photography)    LAGRANGE, Ga. – The No. 16 ranked West Florida women’s swimming and diving team returns to action this weekend at a quad meet on Saturday hosted by LaGrange. The Argonauts hold a record of 2-2 so far in their inaugural season, and they also finished first of seven teams in their first multi-team invitational event at the Birmingham-Southern Relays.Swimming and Diving Notes (.pdf)National rankingsUWF came in at No. 16 in the Endless Pools/CollegeSwimming.com Division II Top 25 last week. UC San Diego holds the top spot in the nation, followed by Queens (N.C) and Wingate at the second and third spots, respectively. No. 7 Delta State is the top-ranked women’s team from the New South Intercollegiate Swimming and Diving Conference, followed by No. 16 UWF.About the opponentsUWF will face NCAA Division III member LaGrange and NAIA members Emmanuel (Ga.) and Thomas (Ga.) this weekend in a quad meet hosted by LaGrange. The Argos already squared off against Emmanuel and LaGrange at the Birmingham-Southern Relays, as UWF placed first, Emmanuel fifth and LaGrange seventh. Emmanuel is currently competing at the NAIA level, but the school is also in transition to NCAA Division II and will compete in the NSISC Championships in February.Individual and relay wins6 – Cheryl Corvo (2 individual, 4 relay)5 – Emily Mitchell (1 individual, 4 relay)4 – Anna-Marie Macht (2 individual, 2 relay)4 – Peggy de Villiers (1 individual, 3 relay)4 – Carla Robles (4 relay)3 – Jennifer Starck (1 individual, 2 relay)3 – Savannah Antonetz (3 relay)2 – Josie McKee (2 individual)2 – Kelsey Fry (2 relay)1 – Grace Hutton (1 relay)Opening whistleUWF President Judith Bense blew the opening whistle for the Argonauts’ first ever meet on Oct. 11, marking the official start for the University’s 14th varsity sport. Before women’s swimming and diving, the most recent additions were women’s golf (2002) and women’s volleyball (2000). The 15th sport at UWF will be football in 2016.First ArgonautCheryl Corvo, a Fort Walton Beach, Fla. native, competed for Division I Florida Gulf Coast in her freshman season in 2010-11 and helped lead the Eagles to the Coastal Collegiate Swimming Association title. Corvo transferred to UWF in 2011 to pursue a degree in pre-professional biology and to be closer to home. UWF announced the addition of a women’s swimming and diving team in 2012, head coach Andrew Hancock was hired that summer and added Corvo as the first member of the new team. Corvo is the only senior on UWF’s first team in 2013-14.Individual top timesAccording to USASwimming.org, UWF swimmers have posted top 10 times in the nation in the following events:50 Free – 7. Peggy de Villiers: 24.30100 Free – 10. Peggy de Villiers: 52.95100 Breast – 9. Anna-Marie Macht: 1:07.34400 IM – 5. Anna-Marie Macht: 4:35.78200 Free Relay – 5. Peggy de Villiers, Emily Mitchell, Carla Robles, Cheryl Corvo: 1:38.52200 Medley Relay – 5. Emily Mitchell, Anna-Marie Macht, Cheryl Corvo, Carla Robles: 1:48.35Quick notesAnna-Marie Macht holds national top 20 times in four different events, the 100 breast (1:07.34), 200 breast (2:26.33), 200 IM (2:10.16) and 400 IM (4:35.78)… Cheryl Corvo was the anchor for UWF’s nationally ranked relay teams in the 200 free (1:38.52, ranked fifth) and 400 free (3:40.79, ranked 18th)… Savannah Antonetz was a Louisiana state champion in the backstroke at the high school level, and she holds the fastest times for an Argonaut in the 100 back (59.00) and the 200 back (2:09.08) so far this year… freshmen Sydney Bexley, Kelsey Fry, Nicole Harder, Karisa Kostecki and Allison Lehr all competed for the same club team, Tampa Bay Aquatics… the most popular major on the team is pre-med (five student-athletes), followed by education (four), nursing (three) and biology (three). Print Friendly Version Sharecenter_img Women’s Swimming and Diving Notes: UWF heads to LaGrange for Saturday meetlast_img

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