Jan. 23, 2010
ATLANTA – The Florida State swimming and diving teams concluded the dual meet portion of the season Saturday, facing off against the Virginia Tech Hokies and the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets. The Seminole men swept Georgia Tech (212-86) and Virginia Tech (183-117), while the women defeated the Yellow Jackets (222-76), but narrowly lost to the Hokies (154.50-145.50).
Following the weekend meet the men boast a 6-2 overall record and are 3-1 against ACC opponents. The women are 8-3 overall, with a 3-2 ACC record.
The men’s team earned 10 event wins at the Georgia Tech Aquatic Center. Ian Rowe, Andy Hodgson and Rob Holderness led the men with two individual event wins each. Rowe won the 100 (9:14.63) and 500 free (4:32.74). Hodgson was victorious in the 200 free (1:40.46) and the 200 back (1:47.65). Holderness came out on top in the 100 breast (56.01) and the 200 breast (2:00.57). Robby Hayes won the 100 free with a time of 45.32. Terry Horner came in first in the one-meter diving with a score of 407.90. Landon Marzullo won the three-meter dive with a score of 424.50. Corey Swanson, Mark Weber, Matt Shead and Hodgson combined to win the final event of the meet, the 400 free relay, with a time of 3:03.36.
The women earned eight event wins this weekend. Stephanie Sarandos, C.J. Hendry and Aleia Monden each earned two victories in the meet. Sarandos won the 100 back (56.60) and the 200 back (2:00.19). Hendry finished first in the 200 fly (2:01.24) and the 100 free (55.37). Brittany Selts won the 50 free (23.47) and Jocelyn Phillips won the 500 free (4:54.35). Monden swept the women’s diving events for the second consecutive meet with wins on the one-meter (305.60) and three-meter (331.85) boards.
“Aleia was amazing today and is really putting a string of great performances together,” said head diving coach Patrick Jeffrey. “She is a true senior with great leadership on and off the boards.”
“I am very excited with where our teams are right now with four weeks to go to the conference meet,” said head coach Neil Harper. “We are still working and racing hard. It was a great way to finish up our ACC regular season and now we can solely focus on tapering and fine tuning for the ACC Championships.”
Up next, the Seminoles host the Florida State Winter Invitational, February 4-6, 2010 at the Leach Center.
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