Nov. 1, 2007
Tallahassee, Fla.- Florida State swimming and diving will take a rare trip to the northeast this weekend as the Seminoles will take on conference foe Boston College on Friday evening and turnaround Saturday morning to compete against Harvard and Army.
“It’s a great opportunity for us to test ourselves on the road,” said FSU head coach Neil Harper. “We want to go up there and swim well and make the trip a positive experience.”
It will be a quick turnaround for the Seminoles as FSU squares off against ACC opponent Boston College on Friday night at 6:00 p.m. and then swims again the next morning taking on Harvard and Army.
“When you do that you’re duplicating what you’ll be doing at the ACC Championships,” said Harper. “We need to expose our kids to that and this weekend we’ve got that chance and hopefully we can succeed.”
The No. 21 ranked women’s team (5-0, 3-0) comes in off of an impressive third place finish at the SMU Invitational where Florida State place third, finishing ahead of No. 16 Southern California and No. 18 Wisconsin. The Seminoles were lead by freshman Holly Mills who swam two NCAA “B” cut times in the 200 free (1:50.09) and 200 back (1:59.63). Freshman C.J. Hendry also swam a NCAA “B” cut time in the 200 back (2:01.76).
On the men’s side, the No.24 ranked Seminoles had the week off and look to improve upon there 4-1 (2-1) record. Last time out sophomore diver Terry Horner broke the school record and 400 point mark for the first time in his career on the one-meter board with a score of 400.75.
For updated results from this weekends meets visit www.seminoles.com.