Indian River State swimming & diving closes regular season with win

Indian River State College Swimming and Diving
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BOCA RATON, Fla. (February 1, 2017) - The Indian River State College Men's and Women's Swimming and Diving teams competed in the final dual meet of the season when they traveled to Boca Raton for the away leg of their annual home and away series against Florida Atlantic University.

In the previous meeting in October, Indian River State secured victories in the men's and women's competition with the women's meet coming down to the last relay to decide the winner.

This time around, in the women's meet, Indian River State took victories in 11 of the 16 events with wins coming from the 200 medley relay (Courtney Stewart, Courtney Perrett, Osianna McReed, and Malin Wallen), 200 and 500 free (Wallen), 100 and 200 backstroke (Stewart), 100 breast and 100 free (Perrett), 200 fly (Morgan Holt), 50 free (McReed), and 200 IM (Natalie Grothe).

Just like in their previous meeting, the final event (200 free relay) determined the overall winner. The team of McReed, Perrett, Stewart, and Wallen did the job, winning the event and helping their teammates to a winning score of 157-143. 

In the men's competition, Indian River State came away with 11 event wins, one tie, and four losses.

The event wins came from Nick Loomis (100 and 200 fly), Joel Hansson (100 and 200 breast), Cameron Newton (100 free and 200 IM), John Fauteux (200 free), Gavin Erdmann (50 free), Luka Tomic (200 back), and Alex Berggren, who won the 1000 free and tied for first in the 500 free.

The other event win came in the 200 medley relay from the team of Jason Van Der Touw, Fauteux, Loomis and Erdmann.

Final score: Indian River State 183.3, Florida Atlantic 114.5.

With the wins, the Indian River State women finished the dual meet season with a record of 6-4 while its male counterparts posted a 7-2 record.

Up next for The River will be the Craigie Memorial Invitational, held at Indian River State College on February 4-5. The event will serve as the final tune-up prior to the NJCAA Championships in Buffalo, N.Y., March 1-4.