Nov. 17, 2001
ORLANDO, Fla. –
The Florida State University men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams notched another ‘W’ in the win column Saturday morning by sweeping wins against Indian River Community College in Orlando, Fla. The men (6-2, 2-1 ACC) won by the score of 132-89, while the women (6-2, 21- ACC) triumphed 171-72 over IRCC, who has won the NJCAA national championship for the past 20 years. Both men’s and women’s squads are coming off of a two-meet losing streak.
For the men, the Seminoles placed first in eight of the day’s 13 events. Diver Louie Gagnet swept the one (303.65) and three-meter (311.95) events. Swimmers who placed first include: Alan Ribeiro (200 free), Michael Clarke (400 IM), Devin Crock (100 fly), Steve Forson (100 back) and Wickus Nienaber (100 breast). The Seminoles’ 200 medley relay team (Forson, Nienaber, Crock and Nnamnse Ammons) placed first with a time of 1:33.91.
In women’s action, the Lady Seminoles won 10 of the 13 events in the victory. Diver Chelsie Lerew swept the one and three-meter events, including a school record 324.35 on the three-meter board. Christy Cech placed first in the 50 and 100-yard free. Other individual winners for the Lady Seminoles include: Angie Leach (1000 free), Lisa How (400 IM), Candice Nethercott (100 fly), Amy Lo (500 free) and Emma Dutton (100 back). The relay team of Jennie Lyes, Cech, Emily Breen and Liz Parkinson placed first in the 200 free relay.
The Seminoles return to action on Nov. 30, when they travel to Athens, Ga. to compete at the Georgia Invitational. The two day event will place the Seminoles up against ACC foes Clemson and Georgia Tech, as well as other top programs in the country.