Athens, Ga. (TheCCSA.com) – The Florida Gulf Coast women's swimming and diving team is in first place with 557.5 points after the first day of the 2017 CCSA Swimming and Diving Championship in Gabrielsen Natatorium on the University of Georgia's campus.
Liberty is in second with 459.5 points, Georgia Southern is in third with 345.5 points, and Incarnate Word is in fourth with 306.5 points. Gardner-Webb sits in fifth place with 281 points, UNC Asheville is in sixth place with 223 points, and Campbell is in eighth with 222 points. Howard comes in at ninth place with 134 points while Virginia Military Institute finished the day in tenth place with 74 points.
In the 500 free, Liz Zeiger from Florida Gulf Coast tabbed first place in a time of 4:49.93. Liberty's Delia Weber took second in a time of 4:50.68, followed by teammate Alicia Finnigan swam a time of 4:51.85 for third place.
Florida Gulf Coast's Christina Kaas Elmgreen took first in the 200 IM with a time of 1:59.65. Prudence Rooker from Liberty took second with a mark of 2:01.03, while Florida Gulf Coast's Barbara Carballo took third with a mark of 2:01.12. Florida Gulf Coast swept the top three of the 50 free with Katie Latham who claimed first with a mark of 22.34, Fanny Teijonsalo finished second with a mark of 22.61, and Gracie Redding finished third with a mark of 22.66.
Florida Gulf Coast finished first in the 200 Free Relay with a mark of 1:28.77. The team was comprised of Katie Latham, Gracie Redding, Hannah Burdge, and Fanny Teijonsalo. With a mark of 1:31.17, Liberty who was comprised of Hannah Baker, Rachel Hoeve, Prudence Rooker, and Colleen Donlin, came in second place. Anna Moers, Rachel Pelzek, Athena Cimino, and Kaylyn Thomas from Georgia Southern came in third with a time of 1:33.68.
The CCSA Championship will continue on Friday, February 17 at 10:00 a.m., starting with the 400-yard individual medley preliminaries. The event finals for day three will start at 6:00 p.m.