Feb. 22, 2012
CHRISTIANSBURG, Va. – The Florida State men’s swim team competed in two relays this evening at the 2012 ACC Championships in Christiansburg, Va. as they are in a three way tie for fourth place.
“We really didn’t have true sprinters on the beginning of that relay, but they did a great job,” Head Coach Neil Harper said. “They hung in there and out-touched a few teams and I thought Mark did a great job of bringing it home on that relay.”
Following that performance, the Seminoles took home fourth place in the 800 free relay with solid swims from senior Mateo De Angulo, freshman Kevin Rogers, junior Brad Morrison and junior Trice Bailey with a time of 6:30.99. De Angulo led off the relay with a split of 1:36.26, turning in his fastest swim of the season. Rogers followed with a 1:37.75, Bailey was 1:37.20 and Morrison swam a 1:39.78. All four legs were career fastest splits.
“Mateo got ball rolling in that relay,” Harper said. “That relay took us by surprise, but we swam really well and we were able to hold on to fourth at the end. Today was a good way to start off the meet, I like where we are and I’m looking forward to what tomorrow brings.”
Tomorrow’s prelims will begin tomorrow at 11 a.m. with the 500 free. The 200 IM and 50 free events will follow with finals set to start at 7 p.m. The team scores show that Virginia Tech is in the lead with 66, followed by North Carolina with 66 and Virginia is in third with 58. Tied in fourth at 58 along with Florida State are Duke and NC State. The diving scores from last weekend have not been factored into the overall scores at this time.
The meet will be broadcast on ACC.com starting of Thursday through Saturday from 7-9 p.m. Live stats will be available for both prelims and finals. Check back to Seminoles.com and Twitter (FSU_Swimming) for updates throughout the week.Below are live stat and live streaming links and event order list.
Live stats can be followed here: http://www.theacc.com/livestats/m-swim/
Live streaming is set from Feb.23-25 from 7-9p.m. at the links below:
200 Medley Relay
800 Free Relay