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Florida Southern Athletics | January 10, 2014

No. 1 Florida Southern extends record winning streak

LAKELAND, Fla. -- Six different Moccasin swimmers won individual races Friday, with three of them winning at least twice, and both relay races were also won by Florida Southern in its 165-97 win against Emory. The win improves the fourth-ranked Moccasins to 5-0 in dual meets this season and extends their school-record winning streak to nine.

Leading the victory parade against Emory were junior Luis Rojas, who won three events, and sophomore Raul Garrastazu and junior Allan Gutierrez, who each won two. 

The Moccasins followed their first 1-2 finish of the day with a 1-2-3 showing in the 200-yard freestyle, won by Rojas in an NCAA “B” time of 1:41.51. Right behind him were Marin and redshirt freshman Alec Wathen.

The Mocs then increased their lead even further in the 100-yard backstroke where they had four of the five point positions, led by Nguyen’s first 100-yard victory of the season.

Garrastazu notched his first win of the day in the 200-yard butterfly, winning by more than three seconds over Emory’s Hayden Baker. Gutierrez and Swan were then first and second respectively in the 50-yard freestyle, before Swan, Marin, and Gimenez took the first three spots in the 100-yard freestyle.

The Moccasins added another first- and second-place finish in the 200-yard backstroke where Rojas and Nguyen were the top swimmers, and Garrastazu added his second win of the day in the 500-yard freestyle. It was Garrastazu’s first multi-win meet of the season.

Florida Southern finished things off with a 100-yard butterfly win by Gutierrez, a 200-yard IM victory by Rojas, and a win in the 200-yard freestyle relay that featured both of those swimmers.