Jan. 12, 2006
The Match Up
The Florida State No. 14 men’s swimming and diving team (6-1, 4-0) will head to
The Florida State No. 17 women’s swimming and diving team (8-1, 4-0) will host
SMU holds a 2-5 edge in the all-time series against FSU. The Seminoles last head-to-head meeting with SMU came on
The Seminoles finished in fifth place at the 2005 Dallas Morning Classic.
The men’s and women’s teams each suffered their first loss of the season against
Relay Teams on Top of the ACC
Florida State men’s and women’s teams currently possess a top two time in the ACC in nine of ten relays. The men’s team has the fastest time in the 400 free (2:58.26) and 800 free (6:39.63) and the second fastest time in the 200 free (1:20.26), 200 medley (1:30.20) and 400 medley (3:18.36). The women’s team has recorded the fastest time in the 200 free (1:31.59), 200 medley (1:40.37) and 400 medley (3:42.43). Their time of 3:25.87 in the 400 is the second best while their time of 7:28.30 in the 800 free sits four best in the ACC.
Fastest Individual Times in the ACC
On the men’s side, sophomore Carl Marais (Pretoria, South Africa) currently has the fastest 200 free time (1:37.92) in the ACC. On the women’s side, senior Carrie Ellis (Valrico, Fla.) and Lauren Sparg (Durban, South Africa) hold the conference’s best times in the 100 free (49.32) and 100 fly (54.56), respectively.
Junior Brittany Lerew’s (Orlando, Fla.) total of 364.85 points, which she recorded at the Georgia Tech Invitational, on the 3M ranks as the highest score of any diver so far this season in the ACC. The men’s team has two of the top three scores on the 3M as sophomore Alex Tilbrook (Largo, Fla.) sits second with 380.75 points and freshman Scott Derner (Grapevine, Texas) sits third with 369.65 points.