February 26, 1999
COLLEGE PARK, Md – The Florida State swimming and diving team had another successful night, finishing 2nd after Fridays competition at the ACC Championships, hosted by the University of Maryland. The Seminoles ended the night with 435.50 points, only 32.5 points behind leader Virginia with the UNC Tar Heels in 3rd with 418 points.
Stephen Parry, Brett Petersen, Keam Ang and Brendon Dedekind started the night for the Seminoles, winning the 200 Medley Relay in an ACC Meet, pool record and NCAA Consideration time of 1:28.37. Dedekind went on to win his second event of the meet, winning the 100 Breast in an NCAA Automatic time of 53.36 which was a pool record. Dedekind came the second swimmer in ACC history to win a career nine ACC titles and will compete for his 10th in the 100 Free on Saturday. Petersen finished third in the 100 Breast in an NCAA Consideration time of 54.77.
The Seminoles went one-two in the 200 Free as Parry won his first event of the meet in an NCAA Consideration time and pool record of 1:36.81 and Matt McVittie finished 2nd in the event with his NCAA Consideration time of 1:38.33. Nelson Mora finished 4th in the event as Keam Ang finished 3rd in the 100 Fly and Greg Main-Baillie finished 4th in the 100 Back. Divers Brent Burkman and Glenn Gonzales qualified for the finals on the 3-meter springboard as Ben Nuttall finished 11th. McVittie, Mora, Santos and Parry finished the night strong for the Seminoles, winning the 800 Free Relay in a pool record and NCAA Consideration time of 6:33.71.
The final day of competition in the ACC Championships begins with the preliminaries at 11:00am on Saturday, the 1650 Free beginning at 5:00pm and the finals starting at 7:00pm. The Seminoles are in search of their first ACC Title and could sweep the relays with a win in the final event of the meet, the 400 Medley Relay.