Dec. 18, 2000
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The men’s and women’s Swimming and Diving team
wrap-up the first half of the season at Ft. Pierce, FL for the Indian
River Community College Relays. This is the second meeting between both
teams this year. The women’s team defeated the Pioneers 177.5 to 65.5
behind strong performances from Christy Cech, Kristen Adams, and Keryn
Krynauw. The men came up short, despite strong performances from Greg
Main-Baillie and Richard Cowling, 124 to 119.
The men come into this meet with an overall record of 3-4 (1-0
ACC), while the women hold a 4-2 mark.
Coach Neil Harper feels that the season has been a successful one
for both the men’s and women’s team. “We have swam against some high
ranked teams this season,” said Harper. “Our men and women have faced
some great competition and have gained valuable experiences through these
meets. I can definitely see the team growing after each meet.”
Many of the Noles have attained lifetime personal best times,
which was a primary goal of the team at the beginning of the season.
Junior, Christy Cech has had a great season. She has already achieved
qualifying times for the NCAA Championships in both the 50 and 100
Freestyle. Currently, she is ranked 2nd in the 50 Freestyle and 4th in
the 100 Freestyle nationally.
“The team is looking to have a great time in Ft. Pierce this
week,” said Harper. “We have had a few set backs with injuries early on
this season and hope to be at full strength for the second half.”
The Noles will return for the second half of the season in 2001
with the divers competing in the Bulldog Invitational in Athens, GA on
January 3-6. The men’s and women’s swimming team will host Truman State
University on January 6.