February 25, 1999
COLLEGE PARK, Md. – The Florida State men’s swimming and diving team finished second after the first day of competition at the ACC Championships in College Park, MD. FSU was only three points behind Virginia with UNC in third with 185.5 points.
The Seminoles started the night winning the 200 Free Relay in an NCAA Consideration time and Maryland pool record of 1:20.24. Senior Brendon Dedekind made ACC history becoming the 12th swimmer to win the same event four years in a row with his win in the 50 Free in an NCAA Qualifying time of 19.69. Julio Santos finished second in the event with an NCAA Consideration time of 19.93 with Kevin Flanagan finishing fourth in an NCAA Consideration time of 20.22. Greg Main-Baillie finished 6th in the 200 IM with Brent Burkman finishing 3rd in the one-meter.
FSU finished the night winning the 400 Medley Relay in an ACC Record, ACC Meet Record and University of Maryland Pool Record of 3:12.80. The time was also an NCAA Qualifying Time and FSU school record. Stephen Parry swam the lead-off 100 Back in an ACC Record, NCAA Qualifying Time and FSU School Record time of 47.72.
Competition continues tomorrow with the preliminaries beginning at 11:00am with the finals at 7:00pm.