Oct. 19, 2001
COLLEGE PARK, Md. –
The Florida State men’s swimming and diving team defeated Maryland Friday night, 137-104, in its first Atlantic Coast Conference dual meet of the season in College Park, Md. The Tribe won nine of the evening’s 13 events, as junior freestyle sprinter Nnamnse Ammons took first-place in the 50 and 100-yard free events and anchored the winning 400-yard free relay team to lead the Seminoles (2-0, 1-0 ACC) to victory.
The Seminoles began the night winning the first event, the 400-yard medley relay, as the team of senior Richard Cowling, sophomore Wickus Nienaber, junior Devin Crock and senior Matt Carmen touched the wall at 3:25.98. The Seminoles gained their second win of the night in the 200-yard free as freshman Alan Ribeiro continued his winning ways turning in a mark of 1:42.95. Ribeiro won the 100 and 200 free last weekend against Miami.
Ammons’ first win of the night was the 50 free with a time of 21.12, and he would later touch the wall at 46:31 in the 100 free to complete his individual two-event sweep. Cowling picked up an individual win in the men’s fifth event of the night, the 200-yard individual medley, finishing at 1:54.89. Nienaber would later win the 200 breaststroke at 2:06.46. The swim team would end the night by sealing the team victory with a win the 400-yard free relay, anchored by Ammons. The relay team of sophomore Michael Paulus, freshman Michael Averett, Crock and Ammons turned in a winning time of 3:07.27.
In diving action, freshman Louie Gagnet won both the one and three-meter events with scores of 295.42 and 284.77, respectively. Sophomore Josh Edelman, ACC champ in both the one and three-meter, finished second in both events for the Seminoles.
The Seminoles return to action tomorrow, Saturday October 20, when they travel to Harrisonburg, Va. to take on James Madison and William & Mary at noon.