November 9, 2005 - by
Florida State Swimming & Diving Heads to Savannah then Clemson

Nov. 9, 2005

The Match Up

On Friday, November 11, 2005 the Florida State (No. 15) men’s and (No. 16) women’s swimming and diving teams will travel to Savannah, Ga. to face Savannah College (M&W) and University of New Orleans (W).  The meet will begin at 3:00 p.m.  Then on Saturday, November 12, the Seminoles will continue their road trip as they will face Clemson (M&W) at 8:00 a.m.


All-Time against Savannah, New Orleans & Clemson

This will be the first meeting between Florida State men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams and Savannah College.  The FSU women’s team holds a 2-0 lead in the series against New Orleans.  The men’s team is 9-3 against Clemson while the women’s squad is 4-3.


Last Year against Clemson

The last meeting between Florida State and Clemson took place on September 25, 2004 in Tallahassee, Fla., with FSU recording a pair of victories.  The men’s team prevailed 129-122, while the women’s squad won 157-85.  The Seminoles have several key returnees from their 2004 victory over Clemson.  On the women’s side, current junior Lauren Brick (Culpeper, Va. / Culpeper County) won the 100 breast (1:04.33) while classmate Brittany Lerew (Orlando, Fla. / Lake Highland) took the 3M diving with 186.60 points.  For the men, current sophomores Ed Denton (Maidenhead, England / Millfield School) took the 100 free (46.24), Billy Jamerson (Savannah, Ga. / Sandy Creek) won the 100 breast (56.79) and Alex Tilbrook (Largo, Fla. / Seminole Osceola) claimed the 1M diving event with 199.40 points.



The Florida State men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams remained undefeated after their recent home meet on Friday, October 28, 2005.  The men beat Louisiana State 139-99 to improve their record to 4-0, while the women upped their record to 5-0 after picking up two wins against LSU 126-92 and Florida International 165-66.


Freshmen Make History

In the Seminoles last meet on Friday, October 28, 2005 a pair of freshmen on the women’s squad jumped into the FSU records books.  Rookie Christie Raleigh’s (Boca Raton, Fla. / Ft. Lauderdale Pine Crest) time of 23.24 in the 50 free put her seventh all-time at FSU while newcomer Ann Cipoletti’s (Charleston, W.Va. / Vinton (Va.) William Boyd) time of 2:19.34 in the 200 breast was the tenth fastest ever at Florida State.


Top Times in the ACC

Florida State swimmers currently hold nine of the ACC’s fastest times.  On the women’s side, senior Carrie Ellis (Valrico, Fla. /Durant/Virginia) (100 free – 50.33) and Brick (100 breast – 1:02.72) possess two of the fastest individual times while the women’s 200 free relay (1:33.79), 200 medley relay (1:43.31) and 400 medley relay (3:44.76) are also tops in the ACC. On the men’s side, sophomore Carl Marais (Pretoria, South Africa / St. Albans College/Wyoming) (200 free – 1:40.30) and senior Joel Roycik (Winter Park, Fla. / Winter Park) (100 fly – 50.14) sit atop the ACC along with the men’s 200 free relay (1:22.92) and 200 medley relay (1:31.94).

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