Falcons Finish in Fourth Place At SunCoast Conference Meet

Falcons Finish in Fourth Place At SunCoast Conference Meet

Full Results

COLUMBIA, GA – The Pfeiffer swimming team wrapped up its 2017-18 campaign at the SunCoast Swim Conference meet at the Area Tallahassee Aquatic Club in Columbia, GA. The Falcons had a strong fourth-place finish and complete a successful first year back as a program. 

Day One

The Falcons opened day one with a fourth-place finish in the 200-yard medley relay. The quartet of Mireia van Riet, Tiffany Bartholomew, Allison Lindsey and Alevtyna Kalashnik recorded a time of 1:52.67.

In the 500-yard freestyle, Lindsey took home a second place finish by touching in 5:16.93, almost a full second better than her prelim time.

Other top 8 finishers included, Tiffany Bartholomew with a fifth place performance in the 50-yard freestyle with a time of 25.01. The 800 Free Relay of Lindsey, Miller, Kalashnik, van Riet took 6th place with a time of 8:28.38

Pfeiffer finished the day with 149 team points, good for fourth place.

The meet continues with prelims tomorrow at 9 a.m. and finals at 5 p.m.

Day Two

For the second straight day, the Falcons opened up the day with a strong relay performance. The foursome of Bartholomew, Kalashnik, van Riet and Lindsey took third place in the 200-yard freestyle relay with a time of 1:41.11. Lindsey, who swam the anchor leg, was the fastest of the group, completing her portion in 24.27 seconds. 

Senior Eva Miller swam to an 8th place finish in the 400 IM with a time of 5:25.11.

The Falcon team was strong as a unit in the 100-yard butterfly, placing three in the top eight. Lindsey was second with a time of 57.84, followed by a fourth-place finish from van Riet and eighth-place finish by Kalashnik. 

Bartholomew tied with Jessilyn Graham of South Georgia St. as they each touched at 1:09.36 in the 100-yard breaststroke, splitting a fourth-place finish.

van Riet grabbed a second-place spot of her own, finishing the 100-yard backstroke in 1:00.33 and less than a second behind the winner. 

Finally, the Falcons grabbed another fourth-place finish in the 400-yard medley relay with van Riet, Bartholomew, Lindsey and Kalashnik. 

After day two, the Falcons remain in fourth place with a team score of 342.5.

The meet wraps up on Saturday with prelims at 9 a.m. and finals at 5 p.m.

Day Three

The highlight of the day, and weekend, was Lindsey earning the title in the 200-yard butterfly. The senior posted a time of 2:08.64 to win the event by a second-and-a-half. Lindsey earned the third highest individual points over the course of the meet. 

van Riet grabbed a fourth-place finish in the 200-yard backstroke and Kalashnik placed eigth in the 100-yard freestyle. The meet concluded with a third-place finish in the 400-yard freestyle relay of Bartholomew, Kalashnik, van Riet and Lindsey. 

The team placed fourth out of eight teams at the meet with 464.50 points and earned 8 all-conference finishes (top three) throughout the meet.