Panthers Laura Carvajal, Victor Furtado Named Mike Erdman Auto Group Athletes of the Week

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Carvajal broke four Florida Tech school records

Following excellent performances during the week, women’s swimming’s Laura Carvajal and men’s swimming’s Victor Furtado have been selected as the Mike Erdman Auto Group Athletes of the Week

BREVARD COUNTY • MELBOURNE, FLORIDA – Following excellent performances during the week, women’s swimming’s Laura Carvajal and men’s swimming’s Victor Furtado have been selected as the Mike Erdman Auto Group Athletes of the Week.

Carvajal had a monumental week in the pool, breaking four school records and setting three NCAA B cut times during the week. The native of Bogota, Colombia got things started by helping lead the Panthers to a 140-121 win over Lynn Friday, winning three of the four races she entered.

Carvajal was part of the 200 medley relay team that took first with a time of 1:46.40 and later smashed a pair of school records in the 200 free (1:51.72) and 500 free (5:04.09), winning both races.

She rounded out the meet with a runner-up showing in the 200 free relay, with her team timing in at 3:36.93.

In the loss on Saturday to Tampa, the former Drury Panther bested the school record in the 100 free at 51.87 to outpace the field and also garnered victories in the 200 free (1:55.62) and 200 free relay (1:38.30).

Women’s Senior swimmer Bernie Murphy dives in to start a race during a recent meet. (FIT image)

Furtado won all but one of his six races during the week, setting five NCAA provisional qualifying times along the way. In the 143-118 win over Saint Leo on Friday, The Brazilian native touched first in the 200 free, coming in at 59.54.

Furtado was also the victor in the 100 free with a time of 45.52, while also teamed up for the win in the 400 free relay at 3:03.02.

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Against the Spartans, Furtado was part of the 200 medley relay team that finished first in 1:32.84. In the 100 fly, Furtado grabbed a win with a time of 48.52. The sophomore rounded out the meet with a runner-up finish in the 200 free relay, timing in at 1:22.66.

With the regular season wrapped up, Florida Tech prepares for the SSC Championships, scheduled for Feb. 13-15 in Orlando, Florida.

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