January 14, 2012 - by
Almost Perfect

Jan. 14, 2012

ATLANTA, Ga. – The Florida State women’s team picked up two victories today over both Georgia Tech 185-106 and North Carolina State, 160-135. The men’s team went 1-1 on the day, edging out the Yellow Jackets 162.5-137.5 and dropped one to the Wolfpack, 176-122.

“I’m proud of the team, “head coach Neil Harper said. “It’s difficult and challenging to swim last night at home against Florida Atlantic and then get on a bus and head to Atlanta to take on two ACC opponents. But I thought we did well.”

With those performances today, the women’s team finished the dual mean season with a perfect ACC record of 5-0 and 11-1 overall. The men posted a record of 6-3, 2-2 in the ACC.

Senior Charlotte Broadbent picked up two wins today in both distance races, turning in times of 10:00.69 in the 1000 free and 4:53.72.

In the backstroke events, sophomore Ashley Hicks turned in her first victory of the season as they touched in 55.86 in the 100 back. She would finish second in the 200 back to her teammate, senior Stephanie Sarandos, who posted a time of 2:00.49.

Another one-two punch, Sophomore Tiffany Oliver won the 50 free at 23.39 and freshman Kaitlyn Dressel touched in second at 23.73.

Other victories to note on the women’s side are freshman Elizabeth Pepper, who took home the 200 fly in 2:01.12 and junior Kristine Polley who won the 200 breaststroke with a time of 2:18.99.

On the boards, junior Ariel Rittenhouse won both events, scoring 315.35 on 1-meter and 331.10 on 3-meter. Sophomore Kelsey Goodman was second on 1-meter with a 301.15.

Senior Mateo De Angulo also turned in two first place finishes in the 1000 free at 9:19.26 and the 500 at 4:30.30. Freshman Kevin Rogers followed him in second in the 500 at 4:35.28.

Freshman Juan Sequera led the field in the 200 IM, posting a first place finish with a time of 1:51.83. Fellow classmate, Ford McLiney won the 3-meter springboard event with a score of 364.10.

“With our dual meet season coming to a close, we’ve put in a lot of hard work and we’re going to continue on and get ready for our conference meet.” Harper added.

This concludes dual meet competition for the season. The next meet for the Seminoles will be the ACC Championships, which are schedule for Feb.15-18 for the women and both men’s and women’s diving. The men’s portion of the event will follow on Feb.22-25. Both championships will be held at Christiansburg, Va.

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