Oct. 1, 2010
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The Florida State swimming and diving began the season with several strong performances including a victory in the 50 free by sophomore Mark Weber on day one of the State of Florida Invite in Gainesville, Fla.
“Today went well we had a lot of energy and excitement and we had some good swims,” head coach Neil Harper said. “This is a great event a great format and the kids responded well.”
The highlight of the evening came from Weber who exploded onto the scene in 2010 with a victory in the 50 free. Weber opened the season with a time of 20.57 to earn the win.
“Mark Weber stood out winning the 50,” Harper said.” “It was a great time for him and a terrific way to open the season.”
Several other men earned top eight finishes on Friday led by senior diver Landon Marzullo who placed second on the one-meter board (353.10). Senior Jordan Horsley placed fifth (320.55), senior Mike Neubacher finished sixth (314.60) and sophomore Nick Klein placed eighth (272.85) in the event. In the 500 free junior Mateo DeAngulo began his career as a Seminole with a fourth-place showing (4:32.47), while senior Ian Rowe (4:37.61) and freshman Tyler Sell (4:38.15) finished fifth and sixth respectively. Sophomores Taylor Harris (1:56.00) and Danny Nguyen (1:56.67) placed fifth and sixth in the 200 individual medley, while senior Robby Hayes joined Weber in the top eight in the 50 free with an eighth-place finish of 21.80.
On the women’s side freshman Tiffany Oliver paced the Garnet and Gold finishing in a fourth-place tie in the 50 free touching in a time of 23.52. Senior Brittany Selts was right behind placing sixth (23.87).
“On the women’s side TIffany and Brittany had really good 50’s,” Harper said. “I also was really happy with Jamie Barrett’s 200 IM.”
In the 200 individual medley sophomore Jamie Barrett turned in a fourth-place showing of 2:05.21. Junior Stephanie Sarandos finished fifth (2:05.74) and freshman Julia Henkel placed seventh (2:06.42) in the event. Senior Holly Mills paced the 500 freestylers with a fifth-place showing (4:56.46) while sophomores Corey Allison and Marissa Harrington finished seventh (5:07.12) and eighth (5:07.15) respectively. In diving senior Katherine Adham placed fourth on the three-meter board (291.85) while junior Lisi Rowland finished sixth (284.00) and freshman Kelsey Goodman placed seventh (270.40).
The Seminoles return to the pool on Saturday morning for day two of the State of Florida Invite. For a recap and results log onto www.seminoles.com.