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Swimming and Diving Splits with Virginia

January 9, 1999


TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The Florida State swimming and diving teams split a
dual meet with the Virginia Cavaliers this morning at the Bobby E. Leach
Center on the FSU Campus. The men won the meet 147-81, improving their
record to 5-1 (2-0 in the ACC) as the women fell to 4-3 (1-1 in the ACC)
with a 98.5-134.5 to Virginia.


The Seminoles took first place finishes in 10 of the 13 events and took
the top three in the 50 and 100 Free events. Senior co-captain Stephen
Parry won the 200 Free (1:41.49), 200 Fly (1:47.46 which is an NCAA B
Consideration time) and the 200 Back (1:48.44). Brendon Dedekind won the 50
Free in a NCAA B Consideration time of 19.91 as Julio Santos and Kevin
Flanagan finished second and third in the event respectively. Santos, Chad
Onken and Matt McVittie took the top three spots in the 100 Free as Greg
Main-Baillie won the 200 IM. Brent Burkman led the diving squad, winning
both the one and three meter diving competitions and qualified for the NCAA
Zone Regionals with his score on the one meter.


The Lady Seminoles were led by junior Anne Blachford as she won the 200 IM
(2:06.54) and 100 Free (52.25). Also winning their events were Samantha
White in the 200 Breast and Summer Washburn in the 200 Back. Washburn also
finished second in the 200 IM. Kristen Adams added points winning the 200
Free and finishing second in the 500 Free and Caren Hirai led the diving
squad with her first place finish on the one meter and second place finish
on the three meter. Blachford and Adams joined Tanya Gurr and Karin
Holmstedt on the 400 Free Relay team as they won the final event of the
meet.


The Seminoles return to action as the men travel to the Dallas Morning
News Invitational at Southern Methodist January 22-23. Both teams will host
Louisiana State in the final meet of the year on Saturday, January 30.



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