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Mocs Nip Tars in the Pool

Beatriz Oliveri
Beatriz Oliveri

WINTER PARK, Fla. (October 19, 2018) – Beatriz Olivieri won two events and posted the fourth-fastest 200-butterfly time in the nation to highlight the Tars dual with rival Florida Southern on Friday. 

The Tars won three events and posted six runner-up finishes, but were beaten by the 17-ranked Mocs 128-77. 

Oliveri started her day with a resounding victory in the 200-yard freestyle with a time of 1:56.65. The freshman was nearly three full seconds faster than second place. She later came back and won the 200-yard butterfly in a NCAA B cut mark of 2:05.34. 

Grace Hansen also enjoyed a standout day with top finishes in three events. The senior was second in the 1000-yard freestyle in 11:02.11, runner-up in the 200-yard butterfly in 2:13.65 and took third in the 200-yard breaststroke in 2:38.67. 

Maya Thompson was an event winner, reaching the wall first in the 100-yard freestyle in 54.50. The sophomore added a third place finish in the 50-yard freestyle (26.06) and teamed with Macy Trattner, Anna Van Zyverden and Sydney Willis to finish second in the 200-yard freestyle relay (1:41.26). 

Willis earned a second-place finish in the 200-yard IM in 2:10.82 and was also runner-up in the 500-yard freestyle with a time of 5:18.19. 

Also posting top finishes, Emma Jones was third in the 1000-yard freestyle (11:21.07), Marisa Gingerich took second in the 200-yard backstroke (2:11.26) and Makenzie Grider was third in the 500-yard freestyle (5:27.22). 

Rollins is right back in the pool, Saturday, October 21 hosting defending NAIA National Champion Keiser. Competition is slated to begin at 11 a.m. Fans can watch the action live on the Tars Sports Network at RollinsSportsLive.com.