January 22, 2000 - by
Florida State Swimming And Diving Downs Florida Atlantic

Jan. 22, 2000

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – In the final home meet of the season, Florida
State topped Florida Atlantic this afternoon at the Bobby E. Leach
Aquatic Center at the campus of Florida State. The Lady Seminoles won
170-65 as the Seminoles won 169-72.

The Lady Seminoles won all but one event on their way to a win
this afternoon. Florida Atlantic took an early lead after the 1650 Free
but Tanya Gurr (1:51.39), Kristen Adams (1:53.12) and Christine Williams
(1:57.22) took the top three spots respectively in the 200 Free. Christy
Cech added wins in the 50 Free (23.50) and 100 Free (51.73) as Gurr won
the 100 Back (58.13) and Adams won the 500 Free (5:02.99). Also
recording wins were Anne Blachford in the 200 IM (2:06.40), Summer Bell
in the 100 Fly (56.90) and Keryn Krynauw in the 100 Breast (1:05.44).
Senior diver Marya Sabesky took the top spot in the one-meter (224.25)
and three-meter (250.88) springboards as Caren Hirai took the second
spot on the one-meter (216.68) and third on the three-meter (214.35).
The 200 Free Relay team of Blachford, Cech, Gurr and Karin Holmstedt won
the final event of the afternoon in a time of 1:34.64.

The Seminoles took 10 of the 13 events this afternoon on their
way to a win over Florida Atlantic. Danny Chocron started the winning
for the Seminoles as he took the 1650 Free (15:54.88) followed by Bill
Schultz (15:59.33). Joey Marshburn won the 50 Free in a time of 21.31,
followed by Kevin Flanagan (21.40), Julian Daily (21.43) and Will
McReynolds (21.77). Devon Crock added a win in the 100 Fly (49.89) as
Stephen Forson finished second in the event (50.95) followed by Nelson
Mora (51.08). Other wins include Greg Main-Baillie in the 200 IM
(1:52.41), Kevin Flanagan in the 100 Back (53.18) and Brett Petersen in
the 100 Breast (57.42). Brent Burkman led the divers with a win in the
one-meter (296.70) and three-meter (294.60) with Lou Dondero finishing
second on the one-meter (262.80) and Glenn Gonzales in finishing second
on the three-meter (279.75). The 200 Free Relay team of Main-Baillie,
Flanagan, Marshburn and McReynolds won the final event of the afternoon
(1:23.94).

The swimming and diving teams said farewell today to 15 seniors.
The following seniors swam in their last home meet as Seminoles: Anne
Blachford, Tanya Gurr, Megan Lock, Katie Ruscoe, Marya Sabesky, Sarah
Scobey, Brent Burkman, Danny Chocron, Julian Daily, Kevin Flanagan, Jay
McGarity, Nelson Mora, Ben Nuttall, Bill Schultz and Seth Swisher.

The Lady Seminoles are 5-3 on the season as the Seminoles go to
4-3. Florida State returns to action on Friday, January 28 as they
travel to Athens, Ga., to take on the University of Georgia Bulldogs at
4:00pm.

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