GREENWOOD, SC - Florida Southern College finished among the top three in all three events on the men's and women's side at the 2016 NCWSA Eastern Regional at Rodgers Farm Lake over the weekend. Florida Southern finished second overall with 6,570 points, while Alabama scored 6,650 to earn its fourth-straight regional victory.
The Moccasin men finished second in the slalom and third in the trick and jump competitions to earn 3,605 points. The FSC women finished second in the slalom and jump, and were third in the trick competition to earn a total of 2,965 points. Florida Southern has been the regional runner-up in each of the past three seasons, and once again has earned a spot in the 2016 NCWSA National Championships in California next month.
Thibault Dailand paced the FSC men with a first-place showing in the slalom and a second-place finish in the tricks. Dailand picked up 370 points (1.00 buoys at 41 feet off) to win the slalom, and earned a score of 5,820 in the tricks to pick up another 350 points. Cole McCormick also turned in a solid performance with third-place showing in the slalom (5.00 buoys at 38 feet off) while Tanguy Dailland took fourth in the tricks (5,170 points).
On the women's side, Allie Nicholson won the slalom with a score of 99.0 (3.00 buoys at 38 feet off) to earn 300 points. Samantha Dumala came in second with a score of 98.0 (2.00 buoys at 38 feet off). Ellie Rae Horton had a strong day with a second-place finish in the jumps (117 feet) and a third-place showing in the tricks (3,380).
The Moccasins will compete for a national championship on Oct. 13 at Imperial Lakes in El Centro, CA. Florida Southern is ranked second nationally, trailing only Alabama.