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Argos pick up three wins in quad meet at LaGrange

Argos defeat Emmanuel, LaGrange and Thomas

Alysiah Stock picked up her first collegiate win in the 200 breast on Saturday (Emmele Photography)
Alysiah Stock picked up her first collegiate win in the 200 breast on Saturday (Emmele Photography)

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LAGRANGE, Ga. – The West Florida women’s swimming and diving team came out on top against three teams on Saturday in a quad meet hosted by LaGrange. The Argonauts defeated Emmanuel (Ga.) 161-88, Thomas (Ga.) 170-29 and the host school LaGrange 173-32.

The Argos won 12 of the 14 events, and four different swimmers claimed wins in multiple events. Senior Cheryl Corvo (Fort Walton Beach, Fla./Florida Gulf Coast) won the 200 free (1:58.59) and 200 IM (2:13.67), sophomore Peggy de Villiers (Somerset West, South Africa/Drury) claimed wins in the 50 free (24:81) and 100 free (53.52), and junior Anna-Marie Macht (Markkleeberg, Germany/Darton State) placed first in the 100 breast (1:09.08) and 200 back (2:13.52). Junior Emily Mitchell (Allen Park, Mich./Darton State) was also an individual winner in the 100 back (1:02.85).

Freshmen Karisa Kostecki (Lithia, Fla./Newsome HS), Allison Lehr (Valrico, Fla./Bloomingdale HS) and Alysiah Stock (Panama City, Fla./Mosley HS) all posted their first collegiate wins. Kostecki placed first in the 500 free (5:24.27) and 1000 free (11:00.43), Lehr won the 200 fly (2:14.83) and Stock won the 200 breast (2:37.92). Stock’s winning time in the 200 breast was a new personal record, as was her second place time in the 100 breast (1:11.83).

Other new personal records set by UWF included freshman Phoebe Briant (Gainesville, Fla./Gainesville HS) in the 1000 free (11:13.66) and freshman Sydney Bexley in the 200 IM (Tampa, Fla./Tampa Bay Tech HS).

The Argos also placed first in the 200 medley relay, as Desiree Bowker (Cocoa, Fla./Daytona State), Macht, de Villiers and Carla Robles (Miami, Fla./Coral Reef HS) posted a time of 1:54.00.

“We’ve been training for three weeks since our last meet, and we really needed to sharpen our race skills with some of our tougher meets coming up in the next month or so,” explained UWF head coach Andrew Hancock. “We did a very nice job of that today. We wanted to stick to some of the things we’ve been working on in practice, and we rose to the challenge.”

The Argos will return to action on Nov. 22-23 at the Brenau Invitational in Gainesville, Ga. For information on all UWF athletics, visit www.GoArgos.com.

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