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Holderness Sets New School Record at Nationals

March 28, 2010




The 2010 NCAA Men’s Swimming & Diving Championships concluded Sunday, March 28 on the campus of The Ohio State University. Junior Rob Holderness led the Seminoles on the final day of the meet with his school record-breaking performance in the 200 breast.

Rob Holderness reset the Florida State 200 breast record twice on Sunday. In the prelims his record time of 1:54.72 was just two hundredths of a second shy of qualifying for the top final as he finished in ninth place, qualifying for the consolation final. Holderness then went on to win the consolation final with another record setting time of 1:54.56, earning the Seminoles nine team points.

Andy Hodgson competed in his final event as a Seminole on Sunday. In the prelims of the 200 back the senior earned a 15th place finish with a time of 1:42.45 to qualify for the consolation final. Hodgson finished 3rd in the consolation final and 11th overall with a time of 1:42.27, to give Florida State six team points.

Junior Ian Rowe earned his highest NCAA finish in his third, and final event of the meet, the 1650 free. The Towson, Maryland native secured a 17th places finish with a time of 15:01.98.

In the final diving event of this year’s meet, the platform, Landon Marzullo and Terry Horner were unable to replicate the success they had in the springboard events earlier in the meet. The Seminoles faced tough competition Sunday as Marzullo finished 18th wih a score of 325.65 and Horner finished 22nd in his final event as a Seminole with a score of 288.30.

Head Diving Coach Patrick Jeffrey took time to reflect on Horner’s accomplishments and the future of Florida State’s most decorated diver.

“Terry did a great job all day yesterday and did the highest scoring dive of the entire meet in the prelims,” said Jeffrey. “He has really matured as an athlete and I am very excited for his future in USA Diving and on the world level. He has the potential to be on the top of any podium in the years to come.”

Florida State’s men finished the meet in 19th place in the team standings with a total of 49.5 points.

Live meet results can be found here.

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