FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (January 4, 2017) - The Tars ventured south to participate in a tri-meet with the Nova Southeastern Sharks and the Indianapolis Greyhounds. The Rollins men fell to the No. 14 Greyhounds, by a score of 210-50, and the No. 3 Sharks 214-47. The women also succumbed to both opponents, dropping the contest against No. 18 Indianapolis 196-64, and 216-46 against No. 2 Nova Southeastern 216-46.
Arron Nestor led the Tars with a pair of top-5 finishes. The junior from Ireland touched the wall fifth in the 1000 Yard Freestyle, finishing with a time of 10:15.32, and in the 200 Yard Butterfly competition, completing the event in 2:05.19.
Luiggi Reno picked up a fifth place finish of his own, stopping the clock in the 200 Yard Breaststroke with a time of 2:14.84. The freshman also managed sixth place finishes in the 200 Yard Freestyle, and the 200 Yard Individual Medley.
Rounding out the trio of Tars to pick up individual top five finishes was Ailin McCullough, registering a time of 55.54 in the 100 Yard Butterfly.
Cara Dealy paced the Tars on the afternoon. The freshman tallied the Tars two highest finishes of the competition, finishing third in the 200 Yard Backstroke with a time of 2:14.14, and fourth in 200 Yard Butterfly with a time of 2.12.37. The Temecula, California native also teamed up with Anna Van Zyverden, Taylor Wilks, and Kylie Klotzbach to finish fifth in the 200 Yard Freestyle Relay.
Wilks made her season debut with the Tars, after being named a Scholar All-American last year. She participated in the pair of relays, finishing fifth in the 200 Yard Medley Relay with Rachel Acers, Van Zyverden, and Klotzbach, and fifth in the 200 Yard Freestyle Relay, individually she finished sixth in the 50 Yard Freestyle with a time of 26.52.
Grace Hansen just picked up a fifth place finish in the 200 Yard Individual Medley, finishing just behind Dealey with a time of 2:12.69. She also led the Tars with a fifth place finish in the 100 Yard Butterfly, touching in 1:02.05.
The Tars return to the pool on Saturday, January 7, at 1 p.m. when Rollins will host non-conference foes Westminster and Gordon to Winter Park.
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