Oct. 15, 2011
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams posted two more victories each today with both teams rolling to perfect records on the season with the men being 3-0 and the women are 5-0.
The men outlasted Alabama by four points with a score of 152- 148 and posted score of 199-101 against South Carolina. The women would win 185-110 against The Crimson Tide and scored 201.50-93.50 against the Gamecocks.
“Great team effort today,” head coach Neil Harper. “I thought our kids came out after a tough meet yesterday and gave it everything they had. The fact that we were able to get the job done after swimming two tough teams that were fresh just goes to show the type of team that we have. I’m very proud of our kids.”
Once again the Seminoles were led by senior Mateo De Angulo who posted three more individual victories in the 1000 free at 9:29.58, the 200 free at 1:39.12 and the 500 free at 4:30.70. However, his most important race came in a team effort when he anchored the 400 free to hold off Tallahassee native in Alamaba’s Joe Ziegler to win the race and the meet for the Seminoles.
It was another great day for the Seminole divers when the men swept one-meter diving, just when the Noles needed it with Freshman Ford McLiney leading the charge, scoring 343.15. Following in second with a 334.15 was sophomore Tom Neubacher and his brother Mike finished in third with a 323.45. McLiney would take another win on three meter, posting a 365.65 and Tom Neubacher would be second with a 361.25.
The women had another strong showing, starting off with a tremendous come from behind win in the 200 medley relay with a team of senior Stephanie Sarandos, sophomore Kendal Sieron, freshman Ginny Grams and sophomore Tiiffany Oliver with a time of 1:44.43.
Continuing in the 1000 free, senior Charlotte Broadbent posted her first win on the day with a season best of 10:00.74. Sophomore Julia Henkel followed in second with a 10:06.62. The ladies would come back in the 200 free with a one, two, three sweep, with Grams touching first at 1:50.87. Second would go to freshman Elizabeth Pepper at 1:51.43 and Broadbent would round out in third with a time of 1:51.84. Pepper continued her solid showing in the 200 fly, by touching in first with a time of 2:00.42. Grams would also take the 100 fly at 56.60 and Pepper would follow in second at 57.04.
Oliver and freshman Kaitlyn Dressel would punch in for their first one-two finish in the 50 free, with Oliver posting a 23. 24 and Dressel went a 23.46. Their second stint would fair in the 100 free, with Oliver touching first at 50.46 and Dressel in second with a 50.79.
Broadbent and Henkel would combine for another first and second place finish with Broadbent posting a 4:53.19 and Henkel swimming a time of 4:57.27. Sarandos recorded a victory in the 200 back with a time of 2:00.44.
Junior Ariel Rittenhouse displayed another solid performance by diving to two victories today, posting a score of 300.90 on one meter, just three points ahead of sophomore Kelsey Goodman who took second with a 287.70. Rittenhouse would take three meter with a score of 324.30, well ahead of the second place finisher.
The Seminoles will be back on the road with their next meet being on Oct. 29. They will make their first trip to Blacksburg, Va. to face Virginia Tech, Duke and UNC-Wilmington.