Feb. 21, 2007
Chapel Hill, N.C. –
The Florida State men’s swimming and diving team is in first place after two events at the 2007 ACC Championships. Eight seminoles swam in the night session that netted the team a school record, a UNC pool record, All-ACC honors and an ACC Championship.
The first event of the night was the 800-yard freestyle relay. Florida State took second place All-ACC honors with a NCAA “B” cut time and school record time of 6:29.30. Junior Kyle Young (Oviedo, Fla.) swam the leadoff leg. He was followed by senior Alex Kennon, (Winter Haven, Fla.) junior Ed Denton (Maidenhead, England) and senior Steve Roof. (Canton, Ohio)
The evening concluded with the 200-yard medley relay. The Seminoles took the gold medal with an NCAA “B” cut time and UNC pool record time of 1:27.71. The relay team consisted of junior Ian Powell, (Guernsey, Channel Islands) junior Billy Jamerson (Savanah, Ga.) freshman Corey Swanson (Tampa, Fla.) and junior Jarryd Botha(Worchester, South Africa)
“Can’t really complain about the day,” commented Head Coach Neil Harper. “I’m just excited for the guys, they have been patient all year long. They really got behind each other, great atmosphere and great support. The eight guys that swam today just did us proud and we’re right where we want to be.”
Preliminary heats on day two begin at 11:00 a.m. with the 500-yard freestyle, which will be followed by the 200-yard individual medley and 50-yard freestyle. Day two finals begin at
7:00 p.m. Finals can be seen live on the ACC Select internet video steaming service. Log onto www.accselect.com for more details.
TEAM STANDINGS (After 2 events)
Florida State 74
North Carolina 60
Virginia Tech 60
NC State 50
Georgia Tech 22
Boston College 18