FT. LAUDERDALE, Fla. (December 18, 2011) - The Rollins women held in fourth place while the men stand sixth after the third day of competition at the Nova Southeastern Shark Invitational. The women's day was puncuated with a record-setting swim in the 800-yard freestyle relay.
The Tars women have totaled 358 points in the event with Tampa leading and host NSU in second. On the men's side, the Tars have gathered 293 points. Tampa and Florida Southern pace the field.
Leandra Lima just missed an NCAA qualifier in the 100-yard backstroke, posting a fourth-place finish in a time of 59.11. Jenny Nilson took ninth in the 500-yard freestyle in 5:11.30 while Grace Alexander was 13th in 5:14.89.
Katie Gentsch picked up a 12th-place finish in the 100-yard breaststroke with a time of 1:11.90 and Kelsey Murtha added a 14th with a time of 2:19.26 in the 200-yard fly.
Nilson, Christine Bianco, Chandler Armistead and Jessica Spiegel earned a sixth place finish in the 800-yard freestyle relay with a time of 7:57.81. The mark set a new school record, bettering the program best time of 7:59.38, set by Nilson, Alexander, Bianco and Spiegel on Feb. 17 of last season.
Michael Weinstein led the charge for the Tars men, picking up an eighth place finish in the 100-yard backstroke, stopping the clock at 53.37. Brian Sanborn earned a 13th-place in the 500-yard freestyle in 4:46.49. The duo teamed with Nate Burn and Mark Danielson to take ninth in the 800-yard freestyle relay, clocking 7:05.07.
Both Tars men's and women's teams will compete in the fourth and final day of the event on Monday.