Feb. 5, 2000
BATON ROUGE, La. – The Florida State men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams fell to the LSU Tigers this morning in Baton Rouge. The #22 Seminoles fell to #19 LSU 147-96 as the Lady Tigers topped the Lady Seminoles 139-104.
Greg Main-Baillie won the first event for the Seminoles with a win in the 200 IM (1:51.87) followed by a second place finish in the 200 Back (1:52.49). Nelson Mora also had a win in the 200 Fly (1:51.64) and finished second in the 200 Free (1:41.06).Danny Chocron added points with second place finishes in the 1000 Free (9:30.50) and the 500 Free (4:40.31) with Bill Schultz following in third in both events (9:37.79 and 4:42.12 respectively). Kevin Flanagan took second in the 50 Free (20.65) and 100 Free (46.02) with Brett Petersen finishing third in the 200 Breast (2:04.62). Also with top finishes were Joey Marshburn, third in the 50 Free (21.04), Steve Forson, third in the 200 Fly (1:53.36), Jonathan Kaplan, third in the 200 Back (1:56.20), and Justin Bettts in the 200 Breast (2:08.06). In diving action, Brent Burkman took the third spot in the one-meter (285.078) and fourth in the three-meter (271.425) as Glenn Gonzales finished third in the three-meter (285.075) and fourth in the one-meter (271.425). The Seminoles ended the meet with Jay McGarity, Nnamnse Ammons, Julian Daily and Will McReynolds finishing second in the 400 Free Relay (3:07.13).
The Lady Seminoles led the meet after the first four events and established two NCAA Consideration times. Amber Goodwin, Keryn Krynauw, Summer Bell and Christy Cech won the opening event, 400 Medley Relay, in a time of 3:49.99. Cech then took the 50 Free in an NCAA Consideration time of 23.38 and finished second in the 100 Free (51.18). Tanya Gurr finished second in the 200 Free in her NCAA Consideration time of 1:50.14 and took third in the 100 Free (51.55). Kristen Adams added a win for the Lady Seminoles in the 500 Free (5:00.95) and finished second in the 1000 Free (10:23.81). Anne Blachford added a win in the 200 IM (2:05.33) with Bell finishing second (2:08.17). Other top finishes included Krynauw with a second place finish in the 200 Breast (2:18.81), Goodwin with a second place finish in the 200 Back (2:04.11), and Kathleen McCubbins with a third place finish in the 200 Fly (2:07.02). Marya Sabesky led the divers, finishing fourth on the one-meter (233.550) and three-meter (241.35) with Caren Hirai finishing fifth (230.70 and 230.025 respectively).Gurr, Blachford, Adams and Christine Williams finished the meet with a win in the 400 Free Relay (3:28.55).
The Seminoles end the season with a 7-4 record (1-1 in the ACC) as the Lady Seminoles finish 9-4 (1-0 in the ACC). Both team begin preparation for the ACC Championships, which will be held in Chapel Hill, N.C., hosted by the University of North Carolina. The women will compete Thursday, February 17-Saturday, February 19 as the men compete the following weekend, February 24-26.