Oct. 3, 1997
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — The Florida State men’s and women’s swimming and
diving teams defeated the University of Miami Friday afternoon at Stults
Aquatic Center on the FSU Campus in their first meet of the season. The
men beat the Hurricanes by the score of 149-90 while the women won 124-119.
Florida State goes to 1-0 on the year with the victory. Miami dropped to
FSU’s men started the meet by winning both relays and finishing second in
the 1000 free. Junior Stephen Parry won the first individual event for the
men in the 200 free with a time of 1:39.96 and added victories in the 200
fly and 500 free later in the meet. All-American Brendon Dedekind won the
50 free (20.38) and the 100 free (44.76), both NCAA “B” consideration
times. Sophomore Brett Petersen added points with a win in the 200 breast
(2:09.25) and freshman Greg Main-Baillie took second in the 200 IM
(1:56.07). FSU also took first and third in the 400 free relay. Diver
Brent Burkman finished third in the 1-meter diving and fifth in the 5-meter
event. Each of the Seminole divers scored points for Florida State.
The FSU women faced a more difficult challenge against Miami, who
finished 15th in the NCAA Championships last year. Freshman Kristen Adams
took charge winning both the 100 free (52.56) and 200 free (1:52.77).
Senior Rachael Amman added a victory in the 50 free (24.74) while Sarah
Kate Havens finished first in the 200 back (2:07.16). Samantha White added
points with a second place effort in the 200 breast (2:25.45). The Lady
Seminole divers each scored for FSU with senior Sarah Henderson taking
third in both the 1 and 3-meter springboards. Florida State needed the 400
free relay to edge the Hurricanes as the Lady Seminoles finished first and
third to grab a 5-point meet victory.
“We really swam a great meet tonight,” said head coach Don Gibb. “I’m
especially proud of the women, who had to swim a tough Miami team and
didn’t let that stop them from winning. Instead of being intimidated, they
stepped up and went after Miami. This was a great win.”
The men and women will return to competition next Saturday, October 11,
when they host Florida Atlantic, Florida A&M, and Indian River Community
College. The meet begins at 9 a.m. at the Stults Aquatic Center.