FAU Men’s Swimming & Diving Finish as the Runner Up at 2019 CCSA Championships

Media Contact: Kylie Magar

425-647-9584, kmagar@fau.edu

Overall Results

Lynchburg, VA – (Feb. 23, 2019) – The Florida Atlantic. University men’s swimming and diving team made history on the final night of the Coastal Collegiate Sports Association Swimming & Diving Championships. Since the first day of competition, the Owls maintained their spot in second place and make it affiliated on championship finish in over a decade. Josh Fountain also broke the school record in the 1650-yard freestyle.

Notables:

Freshman Michael Cannatelli added to his medal count on the weekend, claiming the gold medal on the platform with a lifetime best score of 293.65

Fountain broke the school record in the 1650-yard freestyle with a time of 15:23.58 to claim the silver medal. Will smith followed behind him with another personal best (15:32.11) to claim bronze. Jack Shapiro touched the wall fourth (15:46.66) and Shawn String captured seventh (16:11.62)

In the 200-yard backstroke, Reilly McGuire finished fifth (1:49.69) followed by Alex Taber in sixth (1:49.77) and Calvin Lille in eighth (1:51.12)

Colin Kozak added another top-five finish on the weekend with fourth place in the 100-yard freestyle (45.43) with Connor Smoak following him in sixth (45.43)

Phillip Crouch tied his personal-best time in the 200-yard breaststroke (2:04.97) to claim fifth

Michael Rahrig and Connor Hodges cracked the top-10 in the 200-yard butterfly with Rahrig finishing eighth (1:52.18) and Hodges rounding out in ninth (1:52.21)

The men’s team wrapped up the weekend with a bronze medal in the 400-yard freestyle relay. Kozak, Jack Newley, Maguire and Smoak were behind the 3:02.50 finish

Personal Best Times/Scores

Cannatelli – Platform Finals (293.65)

Braxton Conners – 200 Breaststroke Finals (2:08.41)

Crouch – 200 Breaststroke Finals (2:04.97) – Tied with previous personal best

Fountain – 1650 Free (15:23.58)

Lillo – 200 Back Prelims (1:50.21)

Josh McQueen – 200 Fly Finals (1:51.14)

Neely – 100 Free Prelims (46.65)

Shapiro – 1650 Free (15:46.66)

Smith – 1650 Free (15:32.11)

Smoak – 100 Free Finals (45.43)

String – 1000 Free Split

Final Standings:

1st – Incarnate Word (1,053.5 points)

2nd – Florida Atlantic (796.5 points)

3rd – Old Dominion (698)

4th – Gardner-Webb (570.5)

5th – NJIT (373)

6th – Mount Saint Mary’s (277)

7th – Howard (248.5)

Up Next:

The women’s swimming and diving team will head to Atlanta this upcoming week for the Conference USA Swimming Diving Championships. More information on the conference championship will be release on fauspots.com. For complete coverage from Atlanta and other FAU swimming and diving news, follow along on Twitter (@FAUSwimDive), Instagram (@FAUSwimDive) and Facebook.

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