Nov. 18, 2007
Atlanta, Ga.- Florida State swimming and diving finished off an impressive weekend taking home first place on both the men’s and women’s side of the Georgia Tech Invitational in Atlanta, Ga.
The No. 21 ranked women dominated its competition scoring 1127 points, more than 300 points ahead of second place LSU, including 16 NCAA “B” qualifying times during the weekend.
The Seminoles scored six more of those times on Sunday beginning with junior Caroline Robertson’s (Ocala, Fla.) fourth place finish in the 1650 free (16:51.72). Freshman Holly Mills (Ruislip, Middlesex, England) continued her impressive first season with another qualifying time in the 200 back (1:59.46). Senior Abbie King (Brunswick, Maine) got her first NCAA qualifying time of the season in the 100 free (50.64). After winning the 100 breast and qualifying for NCAA’s on Saturday, freshman Lowri Tynan (Wrexham, Clwyd, Wales) duplicated the feat in the 200 breast (2:15.99). Junior Georgia Holderness (Butleigh, Somerset, England) brought home her third NCAA “B” cut from the weekend finishing second in the 200 breast (2:16.86). Finishing off the meet, the team of Tynan, Holderness, freshman Jocelyn Phillips (Napa, Cali.) and King qualified for NCAA’s in the 400 free relay touching the wall in 3:23.42.
On the men’s side, No.24 Florida State came from behind to pass LSU on Sunday pulling out a 20 point victory over the Tigers. The Seminoles started the day off with a NCAA “B” qualifying time in the 1650 by freshman Ian Rowe (Towson, Md.) as he won the event in a time of 15:12.00. Sophomore Nick Graves (Lexington, Ky.) finished second and also qualified for NCAA’s (15:22.15). FSU put the meet away in the 200 breast going one-two-three in the event led by freshman Rob Holderness (Butliegh, Somerset, England) touching the wall in a time of 2:01.83.
Florida State will be back in the pool on Tuesday as the Seminoles travel to Gainesville, Fla. to take on rival Florida. For results log onto www.seminoles.com.