March 26, 1998
AUBURN, Ala. — Florida State junior Brendon Dedekind achieved his first
national championship by winning the 50 Free title in the first day of
competition at the NCAA Men’s Swimming and Diving Championships. Dedekind
accomplished the feat by swimming to an Auburn pool record time of 19.17 in
the trials, and then placing first in the championship finals later in the
day with a time of 19.22. Dedekind entered the competition ranked first in
the nation in the 50 Free event. The national championship is the program’s
second, following current team member Stephen Parry’s 200 Fly title in last
In the first event of the day, the 200 Free Relay team finished in
seventh place with a time of 1:18.75.
The team finished in tenth place overall after the first day with 44.0
The Seminoles are scheduled to participate in the 100 Fly, 200 Free, 100
Breast, and 200 Medley Relay events on the second day of competition. The
meet concludes on Saturday, March 28th.