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Swimming & Diving
Halonen, Sawyer Lead UNCW Men To Win

Courtesy: UNCW Athletic Communications  
Release: 10/20/2012
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ATLANTA, Georgia - Valtteri Halonen and Sawyer Dove each won two events to lead UNCW's men's swimming and diving team to a 160-131 win over host Emory on Saturday at the Woodruff Physical Education Center. The Seahawk women dropped their meet to the reigning NCAA Division III national champions, 193-102.

With the win, the Seahawk men improve to 2-1 on the young season while the women dropped to 0-4. It was the season opener for both Emory squads.

Halonen, a sophomore, won both backstroke events, taking the 100 with a time of 50.78 seconds and the 200 in a time of 1:50.74. He also swam the opening leg of UNCW's winning 200 Medley Relay (1:32.94).

Dove, a freshman, gave the Seahawks first-place showings in the distance events. He posted a time of 9:54.57 in the 1,000 meters and later fashioned a time of 4:47.84 in the 500.

On the women's side, senior Carly Tanner took first in the 100 Breaststroke (1:04.48) and freshman Jensen Engen won the 200 Breaststroke (2:22.36).

Other winners for the Seahawks were Gabe Thran (200 Free), Joe Gallene (50 Free), Michael Williams (100 Free) and Stephen Conrad (100 Fly).

In diving, sophomore Chase Seymour (237-37) edged teammate Nate Sherron (233.77), a senior, in the 3-meter board for first place.

The Seahawks visit Duke on Oct. 27 for a trio of dual meets against ACC foes Virginia Tech, Florida State and host Duke. The meet begins at 2 p.m.

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