February 23, 2006 - by
Five FSU Swimmers Qualify for Championship Finals During Prelims on Day Two of the ACC Championships

Feb. 23, 2006

COLLEGE PARK, Md. – The No. 16 Florida State men’s swimming and diving team concluded day two prelims by placing five in finals and four in consolation finals. Today’s prelims included the 500 free, 200 IM and 50 free.

Junior Steve Roof (Canton, Ohio) was the first Seminole to qualify for a championship final as he placed sixth in the 500 free with a time NCAA “B” cut time of 4:24.28.

Sophomores Danny Keeling (Westminster, Colo.) and Ed Denton (Maidenhead, England) qualified for the championship final of the 200 IM as they finished third and sixth, respectively. Keeling recorded a NCAA “B” cut time of 1:49.22 while Denton finished with a time of 1:49.90.

Junior Alex Kennon (Winter Haven, Fla.) and senior Joel Roycik (Winter Park, Fla.) both recorded NCAA “B” cut times as they qualified for the championship final of the 50 free. Kennon finished fourth in 19.96 and Roycik took fifth in 20.06.

Sophomore Kyle Young (Oviedo, Fla.) finished 15th in the 500 free with a time of 4:29.02, which places him in the consolation final tonight.

Junior Paul Erben (Panama City, Fla.) qualified for the 200 IM consolation final as he finished 14th in the prelims with a time of 1:51.34.

Sophomore Jarryd Botha (Worcester, South Africa) took 13th in the 50 free with a time of 20.59 to qualify for the consolation final.

Virginia leads with 70 points and is followed by FSU (66), NC State (62), Clemson (58), North Carolina (58), Virginia Tech (56), Georgia Tech (52), Maryland (50), Duke (36) and Boston College (28).

Finals for the 500 free, 200 IM, 50 free and 200 free relay will be held tonight at 7:00 p.m.

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