March 13, 2011
TALLAHASSEE, Fla.- The Florida State swimming and diving team wrapped up competition at the Morcom Aquatic Center with three Seminoles earning Olympic Qualifying times at the Florida State Invitational.
“I’m happy with the way that things ended up,” head coach Neil Harper said. “This is a good end to the collegiate season for most of our kids. Now we’ll get back in the water for spring training and work on our foundation for next year. A lot of kids should be proud of the way they swam this weekend.”
Fresh off earning an Olympic Trial mark in the 200 individual medley, senior Robby Hayes collected two more on Sunday. The two-time All-ACC performer earned qualifying times in the 100 fly (54.57) and 50 free (23.22). He was joined by teammate Rob Holderness who touched in 2:16.18 in the 200 breaststroke. For the women, sophomore Kristine Polley earned her first Olympic Trial mark in the 200 breaststroke with a time of 2:35.33.
“Robby really finished the season strong,” Harper said. “But I’m really happy for Kristine. She swam really well and she said she hasn’t swam that fast in four or five years so for her this is really encouraging.”
Next up for the Seminoles is the Women’s NCAA Championships in Austin, Texas. The meet begins Thursday, March 17th and for a meet preview, log onto www.seminoles.com.