Oct. 12, 2002
CORAL GABLES, Fla. –
The Florida State men’s swimming and diving improved its record to 2-0 on the season with a 178-28 victory over the Miami Hurricanes Saturday morning in Coral Gables, Fla. The Seminole were challenged in only six of the meet’s 13 events and came home with 10 total victories. Freshman Joel Roycik was impressive in his second-career collegiate meet, winning the 50- and 100-yard freestyles at 21.57 and 47.06, respectively.
The best finish of the day came in the 200-yard butterfly when senior Devin Crock out-touched his Miami opponent by .04 of a second to win. The final swim event that the Seminoles faced UM competition was the 200-free, which sophomore Alan Ribeiro won at 1:44.47.
In diving action, the Seminoles placed second, third, fourth, fifth and sixth on the one- and three-meter. Sophomore Louis Gagnet had the Tribe’s best performance on the three-meter, scoring 129.4 for second-place. On the one-meter, sophomore Sam Hood finished second for FSU with a score of 172.2.
Other first-place finishes for the Seminoles came in the 400-yard medley relay (3:33.09), 400-free relay (3:06.94), 1000-free (sophomore Ted Bradley, 10:09.38), 200-yard IM (junior Matt Wheeler, 2:02.29), 200-yard backstroke (freshman Jared Heine, 1:57.59), 500-free (sophomore Andrew Skaggs, 4:58.65) and 200-yard breaststroke (junior Wickus Nienaber, 2:08.11).
The Seminoles return to action on Nov. 2, when they host Atlantic Coast Conference foe Georgia Tech. The first home meet of the 2002-03 season is set to begin at 2 p.m. at Bim Stults Pool.