Jan. 20, 2001
TALLAHASSEE, Fla – The Seminoles went into Tuscaloosa and came away with a valiant effort against the University of Alabama. The men (6-5) came up just short against No. 20 Alabama (2-3) 153-145, despite winning nine events on the day. The Seminoles had strong performance by Nnamnse Ammons, Devin Crock, and Greg Main-Baillie. Ammons captured the 50 Freestyle in a time of 20.99. Devin Crock swept both the 100 and 200 Butterfly events, achieving a personal best time of 1:52.32 in the 200 Fly. The versatile Greg Main-Baillie won both the 100 and 200 Backstroke events, achieving a personal best time of 1:49.97 in the 200. Ammons, Crock, and Main-Baillie also paced the men to victory in both the 400 Medley Relay and 400 Freestyle Relay events.
In diving, FSU swept the one-meter and three-meter diving events with Josh Edelman and Lou Dondero finishing first and second, respectively in each event.
The Lady Noles (7-4) were defeated by the Lady Crimson Tide (2-3) 161.50-134.50. Christy Cech led the way once again for the Seminoles with first place finishes in both the 50 and 100 Freestyle. In the 1000 Freestyle, Jennifer Smith and Lisa Kirsch recorded personal best times finishing first (10:27.38) and third (10:33.96), respectively. Candice Nethercott continued her recent dominance in the 100 Butterfly with a first place victory in a time of 56.49. Loren Hansen had a strong performance in the 200 Individual Medley finishing in second with a time of 2:08.30. The Lady Seminoles captured both first and second place in the 400 Freestyle Relay to close out the meet. In diving, Chelsie Lerew finished first in the three-meter diving competition.
The Seminoles will finish out their trip to Alabama with a meet against nationally ranked Auburn on Saturday, January 20. The Lady Tigers come into this meet undefeated at 7-0, while the men are 5-1. The Seminoles final home meet will be on February 3 when they face-off against LSU.