Swimmers have rough day in pool

The men’s and women’s swimming teams lost to Rollins College and the University of Tampa today in Winter Park. In men’s action, Albert Lowe had the only first-place finish when he clocked in at 5:16:19 in the 500-yard freestyle. Jonathan Smith finished second in the 100-yard butterfly in a time of 57.41.

FAMU lost to Rollins by a score of 47-39 while falling to Tampa by a 55-26 count.

In women’s action, the Rattlerettes failed to earn a first-place finish, but Onike Archer did touch second in the 100 fly with a time of 1:08:96 and Talia Hicks was also second in the 500 free at 6:00:53. The Rattlerettes lost to Rollins by a 74-11 mark and 49-24 to Tampa.

Both teams will be back in action on Dec. 1, when they travel to Jacksonville to face the University of North Florida at 3 p.m.