Oct. 2, 2010
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The Florida State swimming and diving turned in another strong day of performances at the State of Florida Invite to remain in second-place on Saturday.
“On a whole I thought we did well. We handled the occasion with being in Gainesville and the tough training we’ve been going through,” head coach Neil Harper said. “I”m really happy with how they’ve been competing. Tomorrow will be the real test, the third day of a three day event. Those feeling sorry for themselves and those who swim tired are going to get shut out, but I think we can end the meet really well. We will find out in the morning.”
“I was really pleased with our 400 IM group,” Harper said. “They’ve been training really hard and Julia really stepped it up on her birthday and performed well.”
Goodman was joined in the top eight in the one-meter by senior Katherine Adham in fourth (289.60) and Lisi Rowland in seventh (263.05). In the 400 individual medley Henkel was followed by Jamie Barrett in sixth (4:29.20) and Jessica Sabotin in eighth (4:30.99). Seniors C.J. Hendry (56.64) and Brittany Selts (57.08) placed third and fifth respectively in the 100 fly. In the 200 freestyle, senior Holly Mills led the way placing fourth (1:51.75) while junior Stephanie Sarandos finished sixth (1:52.90) and sophomore Caroline Smith touched in eighth (1:54.31). Sarandos also competed in the 100 back finishing fourth while Hendry and freshman Ashley Hicks also placed in the top eight. Sabotin and sophomore Kristine Polly placed sixth and eighth respectively in the 100 breast.
Senior Matt Shead led the Seminole men with an impressive double. The captain placed third in the 100 fly and followed that performance up with a second in the 100 breast (56.93). Sophomore Danny Nguyen (51.17) and senior Robby Hayes (51.31) joined Shead in the top eight of the 100 fly.
“Matt was really good in his double,” Harper said. “His fly was really good and then getting second in the breast was a great outcome. He’s a senior and a captain and the best thing you can do is lead by example.”
Senior Landon Marzullo (371.60) while seniors Mike Neubacher and Jordan Horsley, freshman Thomas Neubacher and sophomore Nick Klein finished fifth through eighth. earned a second consecutive runner-up finish, this time on the three-meter boardJunior Mateo DeAngulo led the Garnet and Gold in the 200 free placing third (1:41.15) and freshman Tyler Sell finished sixth. Sophomore Brad Morrison finished third in the 100 back (52.38) and Nguyen and Rowe placed sixth and eighth.
The Seminoles return to the pool for the final day of competition on Sunday morning. For a recap and results log onto www.seminoles.com.