March 22, 2012
Federal Way, Wa. – The Florida State men’s swimming and diving team earned two swims at tonight’s consolation finals at the NCAA Championships in Federal Way, Wash. at the Weyerhaeuser King County Aquatic Center.
“We’ve got to keep this up,” Head Coach, Neil Harper said. “Our relay stepped up and won the consolation heat and Mateo was better in tonight’s 500. I’m proud of our guys and it feels good to be a Seminole.”
The evening began with the splash and dash 200 free relay as the team of sophomore Paul Murray, juniors Trice Bailey, David Sanders and Mark Weber won the consolation heat with a time of 1:18.34 , holding on to their qualifying spot from prelims. Weber swam a strong anchor leg to propel the Noles into ninth, splitting an 18.83 which was his fastest of his career.
After qualifying tenth in prelims, senior Mateo De Angulo swam a 4:16.32 in his final 500 as a Seminole, claiming tenth.
Contesting in prelims, freshman Juan Sequera put forth his best efforts from lane eight as he posted his career best time in the 200 IM at 1:47.46.
Three Seminoles finished out their season individually in prelims of the 50 free as Weber posted a 19.90, Bailey clocked in at 20.16 and Murray swam a 20.18.
Sophomore Tom Neubacher made his NCAA debut on the 1-meter springboard as he took 27th with a score of 262.20.
Six of the seven Seminoles will be in action tomorrow in the 400 IM, 200 free, 100 fly and 3-meter springboard.
Friday and Saturday’s finals will be streamed live on ESPN3.com at 7p.m. (PT). Prelims for each day are scheduled for 11 a.m. (PT) and finals will start at 7 p.m. (PT)
Here is the link to the live stats: http://www.ncaa.com/content/real-time-men-stats
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