Nov. 20, 2007
Gainesville, Fla.- The Florida State swimming and diving team lost to the Florida Gators Tuesday evening in Gainesville Fla. The Seminole men were defeated by the No. 6 Gators 155-88, while the women lost to the seventh ranked team in the country 169-74.
Even in defeat, Florida State had some good swims. On the men’s side sophomore Scott Thacker (Lynchburg, Va.) swam a personal best and NCAA “B” qualifying time taking second in the 200 breast touching the wall in a time of 2:00.55. The Seminoles also took first in both the 50 and 100 freestyle events as junior Scott Baker (Lake Mary, Fla.) took the 50 in a time of 20.29 and the 100 (44.78). The Seminoles also swept the diving events as sophomore Terry Horner won the one-meter competition (335.25) and junior Dan Frebel (Fort Wayne, Ind.) won the three-meter (342.30).
The team of freshman Jocelyn Phillips (Napa, Cali.), sophomore Kylsie Grimes (Hartland, Wi.), freshman Holly Mills (Ruislip, Middlesex, England) and senior Abbie King (Brunswick, Maine) won the 400 freestyle relay (3:24.06). Individually, Mills once again recorded two NCAA “B” qualifying times, one in the 200 free (1:48.59) and the second in the 200 back (1:59.01). Junior Caroline Robertson (Ocala, Fla.) qualified for NCAA’s in the 500 free(4:52.23) and King qualified in the 100 free (50.86).
Florida State will take a break from competition for the holidays. The Seminoles return to action on January 3 against Penn St. in Naples, Fla.