Feb. 26, 2009
COLLEGE PARK, Md. – The Florida State men’s swimming team placed nine swimmers in the finals and consolation finals and two more school records were broken on day two of the Men’s ACC Swimming and Diving Championships in College Park, Md.
“We swam well this morning with a lot of best times,” FSU head coach Neil Harper said. “The atmosphere and team moral are good and we’ve had some swims that we can be proud of. Now we’ll see if we can get faster tonight.”
The Seminoles placed two sprinters in the final heat of the 50 free. Senior Jimmy Holway is seeded fifth with a personal best time of 19.80. Fifth-year senior Jarryd Botha placed seventh touching in 19.86. Fifth-year senior Ed Denton made the consolation final touching in 13th-place with a 20.13.
“We had some really exciting swims and Jimmy’s swim was terrific,” Harper said. “We always knew that he was capable of that and he was able to put it together and it was fun to watch.”
Sophomore Robby Hayes broke his own school record in the 200 individual medley by almost a second to put himself in seventh position with a time of 1:46.95. Junior Corey Swanson made the consolation final in 12th position with a time of 1:48.29 while sophomore Matt Shead was right behind in 13th (1:48.30).
In the 500 free fifth-year senior Kyle Young broke his own school record by nearly three seconds to earn the third seed in the finals. Sophomore Ian Rowe just missed out on the final heat placing ninth with a time of 4:21.86. Junior Nick Graves will join Rowe in the consolation final in 12th-place touching the wall in 4:23.21.
Finals for the 500 free, 200 individual medley, 50 free and 200 free relay begin at 7:00 p.m. For live stats and live streaming video on ACC Select log on to www.seminoles.com.