Jan. 6, 2001
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The Florida State swimming and diving programs recorded victories over Truman State Saturday afternoon at the Bobby E. Leach Center. The FSU men, now 6-4, won by a score of 110-87, after swimming the final three events as exhibitions. The FSU women, now 7-2, won the final two events to take a 107-98 victory.
“This was our first meet of the new year,” FSU Head Coach Neil Harper said. “We’ve been doing some heavy training, getting back from the break. I’m real happy with the way we competed today. Truman State has some really good girls. We put some of our swimmers in their primary events, but also in some off events and they came through and gave good efforts. So, I think it is a good start to the new year. The guys picked up where they left off and hopefully we can continue that for the rest of the new year.”
On the men’s side, FSU took the first three places in the 50 Free, 100 Free, 200 IM and the 200 Back In the 50 Free, Nnamnse Ammons finished first in 21.23, followed by Will McReynolds (21.39) and Michael Paulus (21.62). McReynolds’ 47.19 in the 100 Free was good enough to win the event and Paulus (47.94) and Matt Carmen (48.58) placed second and third, respectively. Greg Main-Baillie took first-place honors in the 200 IM in a time of 1:56.16, while Tim Montgomery finished second (1:59) followed by Matt Wheeler’s 1:59.67 third-place finish. Main-Baillie also won the 200 Back in 1:53.62 while Montgomery (1:56.50) placed second and Jonathan Kaplan finished third (1:56.88).
In relay action, Florida State took first and second place in the men’s 200 Medley Relay. The team of Steven Forson, Justin Betts, Nnamnse Ammons and Matt Carmen recorded a first-place time of 1:34.56. The men swam the 200 Breast, the 200 Free Relay and the 200 Fly as exhibition.
The women recorded six first-place finishes, including two in the relay events. Christy Cech won the 50 Free in a time of 23.35 while Kristen Adams placed first in the 100 Free in a time of 52.45. Candice Nethercott took first place in the 200 Fly in a time of 2:04.90. The team of Amber Goodwin, Keryn Krynauw, Nethercott and Cech placed first in the 200 Medley in a time of 1:46.24.
In the second to last event, Krynauw won the 200 Breast in a time of 2:17.63 while Kristan Keelan’s second-place time of 2:24.44 in the event allowed the Seminoles to pull even with Truman State at 94-94 after trailing 88-81. In the final event, the 200 Free Relay, the team of Adams, Cech, Goodwin and Christine Williams won the meet with a first place time of 1:35.28.
In the 1000 Free, Amy Lo placed second in a time of 10:36.05. For the men, Jonathan Kaplan was the top placer in the event with a third-place finish in a time of 10:00.32.
The Florida State women will host Texas on January 12th at 3 p.m. at the Leach Center. Both teams will swim at Alabama on January 19th.