Oct. 20, 2001
HARRISONBURG, Va. –
The Florida State men’s swimming and diving team continued its winning ways Saturday afternoon, picking up two victories in a tri-meet against James Madison (143-98) and William & Mary (138-86), to remain undefeated on the season. The Seminoles (4-0, 1-0 ACC) placed first in 10 of the day’s 13 events.
The Seminoles won the first event of the tri-meet, the 400-meter medley relay, as the team of freshman Chris Lang, sophomore Wickus Nienaber and juniors Devin Crock and Nnamnse Ammons turned in a time of 3:27.77. FSU did not win again until the fourth event when Ammons placed first in the 50-meter free, touching the wall at 20.96.
Freshman diver Louie Gagnet continued to dominate the boards, once again sweeping victories on the one and three-meter, to lead the Seminoles. Gagnet turned in his best performance thus far on the one-meter, scoring 334.35 points.
Other individual wins for the Seminoles came from: sophomore Matt Wheeler in the 400 individual medley (4:19.01), senior co-captain Richard Cowling in the 200 butterfly (1:56.18), freshman Michael Averett in the 100 free (47.28), sophomore Michael Clarke (1:56.12) and Nienaber in the 200 breaststroke (2:07.82). FSU’s final win of the day came from the 400 free relay team of junior Matt Carmen, Crock, Averett and Ammons who won with a time of 3:07.80.
Scoring in tri-meet action is determined how the FSU swimmer or diver does against his opponent from each team.
The Seminoles return to the pool on November 2, when they travel to Atlanta to take on ACC foe Georgia Tech in dual meet action set to start at 5:00 p.m.