Feb. 29, 2008
Atlanta, Ga.- Florida State men’s swimming saw a number of personal best swims Friday morning at the 2008 ACC Championships in Atlanta with seven swimmers making it back for evening swims.
The 100 breaststroke was the Seminoles best event in the morning swim. Freshman Matt Shead heads into finals seeded third touching the wall in a personal best time of 55.15. Sophomores Scott Thacker (56.12) and Corey Swanson (56.23) finished 12th and 14th respectively.
The 400 individual medley saw two Seminoles make their way into the consolation final. Sophomore Shawn Erickson and freshman Rob Holderness both swam personal best times to qualify ninth and 14th respectively. Erickson touched the wall in 3:56.16 and Holderness finished with a time of 4:00.02.
In the 100 fly senior Ian Powell swam a personal best time of 48.73 to advance to the consolation finals in the 12th position. Powell also earned a second swim in the 100 back finishing after a time of 49.78.
Florida State placed one more swimmer into the consolation finals in the 200 free as sophomore Dan Bradford posted a 1:39.26, good enough for 11th place.
The 2008 ACC men’s swimming and diving championships continue Friday evening as the Seminoles compete for points in the 400 individual medley, 100 fly, 200 free, 100 breast, 100 back and 400 medley relay. You can watch Florida State defend its title live on www.accselect.com every evening beginning at 7:00 p.m. For meet results visit www.seminoles.com.