Swimming & Diving Preview: Emory
Courtesy: UNCW Athletic Communications
WILMINGTON, North Carolina - Head Coach Dave Allen and his Aquahawks head to Atlanta this weekend for a meet against NCAA Division III power Emory. The Emory women's team won the national championship and the men finished third.
The Seahawks are coming off a meet with Old Dominion and Richmond that produced mixed results. The men edged ODU, 177-176, with the meet being decided in the final relay of the day. The women, meanwhile, dropped dual meets to ODU and UR.
Carly Tanner, a senior, was honored as the Colonial Athletic Association's Women's Swimmer-of-the-Week for the second time this season. Tanner turned in an impressive effort last weekend in a pair of dual meets against Richmond and Old Dominion in Norfolk, Va. She won both the 50 and 100 Freestyle with times of 23.88 and 52.96 seconds, respectively. In the 100 Breaststroke, she won with a time of 1:05.29.
Tanner also added a win in the 200 Freestyle Relay and a third-place showing in the 400 Freestyle Relay.
On the men's side, sophomore Valtteri Halonen gave the Seahawks important points with a pair of first-place finishes in the 100 and 200 Backstrokes as well as the 200 Medley and 400 Freestyle relays. In the 400 Free relay, Halonen swam on the third-place relay that lifted the Seahawks past the Monarchs.
Following the Emory meet, UNCW heads up I40 for a trio of dual meets against ACC members Virginia Tech, Florida State and host Duke. The meet will start at 2 p.m. on Oct. 27 at Duke's Taishoff Aquatic Pavilion.