February 24, 2016 - by
Noles Open ACC Swimming

GREENSBORO, N.C. – The 2016 ACC Men’s Swimming Championships took over at the Greensboro Aquatic Center on Wednesday night for Florida State with a pair of relays.

The session began with the Seminoles placing fifth in the 200 medley relay behind the team of freshman Noah Hensley, junior Jason McCormick, senior Cole Hensley and freshman Kanoa Kaleoaloha with a time of 1:26.20.

“It wasn’t the start we hoped for,” FSU head coach Frank Bradley said. “The swims were there, we just made mistakes and didn’t execute very well off our exchanges and finishes. We can’t let those mistakes set the tone for the meet.”

Working out of heat two, lane one in the 800 free relay, the team of freshman Emir Muratovic, junior Jemal LeGrand and sophomores Connor Kalisz and Calvin Bryant were called for a faulty relay exchange, resulting in a disqualification.

However, Muratovic put up his career best time as the lead off leg at 1:36.22.

“Tomorrow is another day,” Bradley said. “We’ve got a strong day tomorrow. We just have to make it count and get it done in the morning. We’re ready, we’ve done the work, we’ve just to trust it and come out and execute.”

Florida State sits in 10th with 1-meter diving points factored into the total of 84.

Friday’s prelims will begin at 10 a.m. and will contain the 500 free, 200 IM and 50 free. The top 24 individuals will advance to finals, following at 6 p.m. and will be streamed on ESPN3.

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