Jan. 20, 2006
The Match Up
The Florida State men’s (No. 14) and women’s (No. 17) swimming and diving teams will host Florida Atlantic, Florida A&M and Indian River C.C. on Saturday, January 21 at 10:00 a.m. This will be the Seminoles last home meet of the season. The seniors will be honored before the start of the event.
Florida State comes in to their last home meet of the season having never lost against any of the three teams that they will be competing against on Saturday. The men’s team is 13-0 against Florida Atlantic and 5-0 versus Florida A&M while the women are 19-0 against Florida Atlantic and 8-0 versus Florida A&M. This will be the first meet between Florida State and Indian River C.C.
On Thursday, January 12 the men traveled to Dallas and were defeated by SMU 137.5-105.5 moving their record to 6-2 overall. The very next day they competed in the Dallas Morning News Classic and finished in fourth place. On Saturday, January 14 the women stayed at home and defeated Miami 146-95 pushing their conference record to a perfect 5-0 and 9-1 overall.
ACC Performer of the Week
Junior Lauren Brick is the latest Seminole to take home the honor. Brick recorded two first place finishes in FSU’s win over Miami. She picked up her first win as a part of the Seminoles’ 200 medley relay as she swam the breast leg of the unit that finished in 1:44.69. Brick then recorded her second win of the meet taking the 100 breast with an NCAA B qualifying standard time of 1:03.12.
Relay Teams on Top of the ACC
Florida State men’s and women’s teams currently possess a top two time in the ACC in nine of ten relays. The men’s team has the fastest time in the 400 free (2:58.26) and 800 free (6:39.63) and the second fastest time in the 200 free (1:20.40), 200 medley (1:30.20) and 400 medley (3:18.36). The women’s team has recorded the fastest time in the 200 free (1:31.59), 200 medley (1:40.37) and 400 medley (3:42.43). Their time of 3:25.87 in the 400 is the second best while their time of 7:28.30 in the 800 free sits four best in the ACC.
Fastest Individual Times in the ACC
On the men’s side, sophomore Carl Marais (Pretoria, South Africa) currently has the fastest 200 free time (1:37.92) in the ACC. On the women’s side, senior Carrie Ellis (Valrico, Fla.) and Lauren Sparg (Durban, South Africa) hold the conference’s best times in the 100 free (49.32) and 100 fly (54.56), respectively.
Junior Brittany Lerew’s (Orlando, Fla.) total of 364.85 points, which she recorded at the Georgia Tech Invitational, on the 3M ranks as the highest score of any diver so far this season in the ACC. The men’s team has two of the top three scores on the 3M as sophomore Alex Tilbrook (Largo, Fla.) sits second with 380.75 points and freshman Scott Derner (Grapevine, Texas) sits third with 369.65 points.