Oct. 18, 2007
Tallahassee, Fla.- The Florida State swimming and diving team will host their first dual meet of the season Friday October 19 as they take on conference rival Miami and cross-town competitor Florida A&M at 3:00 p.m. at the Bobby E. Leach Center.
The Seminole women (3-0, 2-0), will compete against both the Hurricanes and the Rattlers while the men (2-1, 1-1) will only swim against FAMU. Florida State head coach Neil Harper knows a win against both teams; in particular Miami, will mean a great deal to FSU.
“There’s no better way to kick-off the Miami football weekend than with a home meet against the Miami women,” said Harper. “This rivalry goes back a long way and the other big rivalry is with the cross-town rivalry against FAMU. If the three of us can get together on our home turf, it’ll make for a great meet for the fans.”
Both the Seminole and Hurricane women come into the meet at 3-0. FSU was impressive in their first three dual meets of the season defeating Alabama, Clemson and Georgia Tech by a combined score of 601-297. Florida State was led by freshman Lowri Tynan who swept the 100 and 200 breaststroke events and was victorious in the 200 IM against Clemson and Georgia Tech.
On the men’s side the Seminoles were led by ACC Performer of the Week junior Scott Baker. The Lake Mary, Fla. native swept the 100 free and won two out of three races in the 50 free. Harper says that it is important for both the men and the women to put their strong start behind them and focus on the task at hand.
“A lot of kids had a good experience last week,” said Harper. “We’ve got to forget that now, we’ve got two opponents that we’ve got to take seriously and we want to add to our winning tally. We’ve got to come and give the home fans something to cheer about.”
You can keep track of the Seminole swimming and diving team by watching live stats from www.seminoles.com during the meet.