TALLAHASSEE, Fla. The Florida State swimming and diving teams opened the season with a friendly competition as the Garnet team defeated the Gold team in both the women’s (145-118) and men’s (151.60) contests. “We had a great competitive and team atmosphere,” FSU head coach Neal Studd said. “We competed very well and now it’s time get ready for Saturday.”Junior Alexi Smith won the 50 free and 100 free races for the Gold squad, while her teammate Christina Loh took home the 100 breast and 200 breast.
Senior Lydia Ware was also victorious in the 100 IM and 100 fly.
Meg Brown led Garnet with a trio of wins in the 200 back, 200 fly and 200 IM.
Junior Connor Kalisz led the charge for Garnet, winning the 100 and 200 back in addition to the 200 IM while Calvin Bryant took home the distance races for Gold.
The Seminoles will host Duke and Minnesota at the Morcom Aquatics Center at 2 p.m. on Oct. 8.
Champions Beyond the Game
On Sunday, the women’s swimming and diving team hosted the Champions Beyond the Game brunch at the University Club. The event celebrates, recognizes and supports current and former female athletes.
In addition, each team awards a Feminia Perfecta honor – which is given to the female that portrays the epitome of a female student-athlete.
The 2016 winners were senior Caroline Neil and junior Blaire Mulka.
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