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Florida State Swimming and Diving to Host LSU (M&W) and FIU (W)

Oct. 26, 2005

The Match Up

On Friday, October 28, 2005 the Florida State No.17 men’s swimming and diving team will host Louisiana State while the No. 21 women’s team will host Louisiana State and Florida International. The meet will take place at the Bobby E. Leach Center at 3:00 p.m.


All-Time vs. LSU

The Men’s team is 11-8 all-time against Louisiana State while the women’s team is 6-13. The women’s team has a four meet winning streak dating back to 2000-01 while the men’s team holds a three meet winning streak dating back to the 2001-02 season.


Last Time vs. LSU

The Seminoles last meet with the Tigers came in Baton Rouge, La. on January 31, 2004. Both FSU men’s and women’s teams came out on top as the men won 137-100 while the women’s team edged LSU 122-121. Current senior Joel Roycik (Winter Park, Fla. / Winter Park) won the 100 free and current junior Steve Roof (Canton, Ohio / Central Catholic) won the 500 free while current junior Brittany Lerew (Orlando, Fla. / Lake Highland) won the 3M diving and took second on the 1M. Florida State‘s last meeting at home with Louisiana State came on January 25, 2003. The men’s team defeated LSU 136-104 while the women also beat the Tigers 144-93.


Versus FIU

The women’s team is currently 2-0 all-time against FIU. In 2004-05, FSU defeated FIU 230-54 in Miami as current senior Carrie Ellis (Valrico, Fla. /Durant/Virginia) won both the 50 and 100 free events. The first ever meeting between the two schools came in the 2003-04 season in Tallahassee as the Seminoles topped the Panthers 140-77.


Alone at the Top

The Florida State men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams opened their 2005-06 seasons with a Quad Meet in College Park, Md. held October 21-22. The men recorded three wins, defeating Georgia Tech 227-121, Maryland 243-105 and Virginia Tech 229-119 while the women picked up three as well beating GT 251-100, UM 230-121 and VT 200-151. The men’s and women’s team each sit atop the ACC standings at a perfect 3-0.


Awards All Around

Roof and junior Romy Altmann (Cape Town, South Africa / German International School) were named ACC Performers of the Week after their impressive performances at the ACC Quad in College Park, Md. It was the first time that each student-athlete had earned the award. Roof finished in first place in the 1000 free (9:21.01), third in the 400 IM (4:04.27) and was apart of the third place 400 free relay (3:06.34). Roof’s time of 4:30.77 was also the fastest in the 500 free, which he swam as an exhibition. Altmann swam two NCAA B qualifying times as she took first place in the 200 back (2:01.67) and then was apart of the winning 400 medley relay (3:44.76). She also took first place in the 100 back (56.62) and was part of the second place 400 free relay (3:25.87).


FSU’s Top ACC Times

Florida State recorded ten of the ACC’s top times when they opened their season in College Park, Md. The men’s team has six of the fastest times in the ACC including sophomore Carl Marais (Pretoria, South Africa / St. Albans College/Wyoming) in the 200 free (1:40.30), Roycik in the 100 fly (50.14), sophomore Jarryd Botha (Worcester, South Africa / Paul Roos Gymnasium) in the 100 back (51.01) and sophomore Billy Jamerson (Savannah, Ga. / Sandy Creek) in the 100 breast (57.31). The FSU men’s 200 free relay (1:23.47) and 200 medley relay (1:32.85) are also tops in the ACC. The women’s team had four of the best times with Altmann topping the list of two categories (100 back, 56.33 (leadoff split) and 200 back, 2:01.67 ), junior Lauren Brick (Culpeper, Va. / Culpeper County) topping another (100 breast, 1:02.72) and rounding out the women’s list is the 200 medley relay team’s time of 1:43.65.

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