November 4, 2016 - by
Teams Head South for Quad Meet

TALLAHASSEE, Fla.  – The Florida State swimming and diving teams (0-1, 0-1) will hit the road for the first time this season for a two-day, 20-event Quad Meet hosted by FGCU in Fort Myers, Fla., starting on Nov. 4 at 5 p.m. at the FGCU Aquatic Center.

The women’s meet will contain four squads – Florida State, FGCU, Florida Southern and West Florida, while the FSU men will face Florida Southern in a dual meet.

“We’re looking forward to racing again,” FSU head coach Neal Studd said. “The women will have a tough test against FGCU, who won last year’s contest by over 100 points, so we want to close that gap. It will fun to see what we can do as the underdog.”

Both FSU teams are listed at No. 29 (women) and No. 30 (men) respectively in the collegeswimming.com poll after dropping the first contest of the season to nationally-ranked Florida on Oct. 13.

Registering at No. 37 in the collegeswimming.com rankings, FGCU (5-2) returns to the pool after picking up four wins out west over UC Davis, San Diego, Oregon State and UC Santa Barbara on Oct. 22. The Eagles fell short to No. 15/26 UCLA (104-133) and No.5/13 Southern Cal (162-124).

Studd, the former FGCU head coach will look to lead the Seminoles over the Eagles for the first time since 2013 in his return.  This will be the 10th meeting between the two teams as Florida State owns the series lead, 7-2 after dropping the last two contests.

Both Florida Southern teams are 2-1 after posting wins over Florida Tech and Keiser and West Florida owns a 2-2 showing with wins over Keiser and Loyola (N.O.) following losses to Vanderbilt and Alabama.

FSU is 3-0 against Florida Southern and 2-0 against West Florida.

“We’re also excited to see the men race a very good Florida Southern team,” Studd said. “We want both teams to work on the things we’ve implemented in practice and just looking to continually improve as we did against Florida.”

Friday’s events will feature the 200 medley relay, 400 IM, 200 free, 50 free, 200 fly, 200 back, 500 free, 200 breast, 400 free relay and 1-meter diving.  Saturday’s session will start at 10 a.m. and will contain the 400 medley relay, 200 IM, 1000 free, 100 fly, 100 free, 100 back, 100 breast, 200 free relay and 3-meter diving.

Living timing will be available on the meet mobile app.

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