The L-R Men's and Women's Swimming Teams ended the 2012 Nova Southeastern Shark Invitational on a high note Monday at the NSU Aquatics Center. The Lenoir-Rhyne men's team finished in fifth
place with 392 points while the Bears' women's squad took eighth overall (167 points).
Tampa (men) and Nova Southeastern (women) were the team champions with 1,210 and 1,059.5 points, respectively. Tampa edged out Florida Southern (1,208.5) for the men's title.
L-R freshman Jonathan Hofrichter (Tampa, Fla.) earned an NCAA Division II "B" cut time and qualified for nationals in the men's 1,650-yard freestyle with a school-record 15:52.41 while finishing fourth overall in the event. Hofrichter also qualified for nationals in the men's 500-yard and 1,000-yard freestyle events over the weekend as well.
The Lenoir-Rhyne Men's and Women's Swimming Teams next compete in a dual meet against Limestone on Saturday, January 5, in Gaffney, S.C. Lenoir-Rhyne's next home meet takes place on Saturday, January 12, against Queens at the Shuford Physical Education Center beginning at 2:00 p.m.
2012 Shark Invitational
Fort Lauderdale, Fla. - Nova Southeastern Aquatics Center
December 14-17 - Final Results
1. Tampa 1,210
2. Florida Southern 1,208.5
3. Nova Southeastern 848
4. Catawba 483.5
5. Lenoir-Rhyne 392
6. Rollins 284
1. Nova Southeastern 1,059.5
2. Tampa 1,047
3. Florida International 1,002.5
4. Florida Southern 700.5
5. Rollins 341
6. Catawba 322
7. Lynn 220.5
8. Lenoir-Rhyne 167
Photo Courtesy: Jonathan Hofrichter, L-R Athletics