Nov. 17, 2007
Atlanta, Ga.- Another day another set of NCAA qualifying times for the Florida State swimming and diving team at the Georgia Tech Invitational Saturday. The women’s team has a commanding lead scoring 774 points in two days. Their closest competition is second place LSU with 589 points.
The No.21 ranked Seminole women remain in first place in Atlanta, Ga. on the strength of more NCAA “B” qualifying times. In the 200 free FSU took first, second and fourth place with all three Seminoles bringing home NCAA “B” qualifying times beginning with freshman Holly Mills (Ruislip, Middlesex, England) winning time of 1:48.59. Junior Georgia Holderness (Butleigh, Somerset, England) finished second touching the wall in 1:49.02. Freshman Jocelyn Phillips (Napa, Cal.) notched her first career NCAA qualifying time with her fourth place finish (1:50.12).
Fresman Lowri Tynan (Wrexham, Clwyd, Wales) finished first in the 100 breast in a NCAA “B” qualifying time of 1:02.31. The Seminoles finished out the evening taking first and second in the 800 free relay. The team of Phillips, Tynan, Mills and Holderness touched the wall in yet another NCAA “B” qualifying time of 7:20.25.
On the men’s side, No. 24 FSU is locked in a battle with LSU. The Tigers lead the Seminoles by 14 points 650-636. Florida State stayed close to LSU thanks in part to a dominating performance in the 100 breast. Senior Billy Jamerson (Savannah, Ga.) won the event with a time of 55.54. Sophomore Scott Thacker (Lynchburg, Va.) finished third (55.84) finished second, freshman Matt Shead (Welling, Kent, England) touched the wall in third (55.86), sophomore Corey Swanson (Tampa, Fla.) finished in sixth (57.33) and freshman Rob Holderness (Butleigh, Somerset, England) rounded out the Seminoles performance in the event with an eighth place finish (58.37). Sophomore Terry Horner (Orlando, Fla.) continued his impressive season once again putting up a personal best and new school record on the one-meter board with a second place finish (410.70).