TORONTO, Ont. – Florida State rising sophomore diver Aidan Faminoff competed in the finals of the men’s 10-meter platform at the Canadian Summer Nationals on Sunday at the Toronto Pan Am Sports Centre.
“We’re excited to have Aidan returning for next season,” FSU head diving coach John Proctor said. “He did a great job for his first meet back home since coming to FSU.”
In prelims, Faminoff scored 362.00 for fifth place behind dives that scored between 5.5-7.5. His toughest dives were his best, which were the final two of the round. His forward 3 1/2 somersault Pike scored 64.50 just before he closed out with a 62.40-scoring inward 3 1/2 somersault tuck.
Faminoff slipped to ninth in finals with a total of 325.60, however he saved his best dive for last, scoring 8.0’s on his inward 3 1/2 somersault tuck for a total of 75.20.
Rising senior Tyler Roberge also competed in the men’s 3-meter springboard. He finished 15th with a score of 301.95.
Members of the Florida State swimming teams will next be in action at the World Championship Trials, which will be held in Indianapolis, Ind. from June 27-July 1.
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Sophomore William Pisani scored his first individual ACC points of his career, charging to the finish touching with a time of 47.12 for 12th place in the 100 fly, taking over as the fifth fastest performance in FSU history.
Senior Stefan Stomenovic led the Seminoles in the C final, touching at 47.53 after posting near his career best in the morning 47.47. Freshman Vladimir Stefanik was 23rd, touching at 47.88 after swimming his fastest of 47.85 in prelims.
Freshman Felipe Riberio de Souza made the most out of his mid-season arrival, qualifying ninth in the B final of the 200 free after swimming in the second heat in prelims with a time of 1:35.42, dropping over six seconds from his entry time.
In his first career ACC consolation final, Riberio dropped more time, touching second in the heat with a final time of 1:35.17, ranking third in Florida State history.
Working from the outside lane eight in the C final, sophomore Kanoa Kaleoaloha pulled ahead of the field on the final lap, touching with a personal best of 1:36.09, which ranks fifth in school history. He jumped to 17th place overall after qualifying 24th.
The Seminoles continued to impress from the outside lanes as senior Jason McCormick won the B final of the 100 breast from lane one, swimming a personal best of 53.40, while his classmate Jason Coombs took third in the heat at 53.61. McCormick’s swim ranks fifth all-time.
Junior Rafa van Leeuwaarde competed in the bonus final, placing 23rd overall with a time of 55.31 after clocking 54.53 in the morning swim.
In addition to Kalisz, junior Chad Mylin (47.72) and Stojmenovic (48.60) raced in the consolation heat of the 100 back. Both finished 14th and 15th respectively, swimming their personal bests in prelims of 47.48 and 47.23. Stojmenovic remains fourth on the all-time list, while Mylin surges into sixth.
Florida State finished the evening with a sixth place showing in the 400 medley relay behind Kalisz, Coombs, Pisani and McCormick with an overall time of 3:08.52, which was two seconds faster than their seed time.”
“That was a great relay,” Studd said. “With that time, they can compete at NCAA’s.”
Behind 12 individual swims and the relay, the Seminoles picked up 187 points on Wednesday for a total of 524 for fifth place behind No. 3 NC State (855.5), No. 9 Louisville (778.5), No. 19 Notre Dame (614) and Virginia Tech (611).
Thursday’s slate contains the 1650 free, 200 back, 100 free, 200 breast and 200 fly before the meet ends with the 400 free relay. Prelims will start at 10 a.m. with finals following at 6 p.m. on the ACC Network Extra with Sam Gore and Rowdy Gaines on the call.
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