Dec. 6, 2002
Athens, GA. –
The Florida State men’s swimming and diving team had a strong first day performance at the 2002 Georgia Invitational. The Seminoles recorded top finishes in the 200-yard freestyle relay and the 400-yard medley relay. Senior Joey Marshburn had a strong individual performance as he took first place in the 50-yard freestyle with a B-cut time of 20.31.
Senior Nnamnse Ammons was the leader for both Seminole relay teams today. Ammons teamed up with junior Michael Paulus and fellow seniors Marshburn and Matt Carmen in the 200-free relay to take first place and earn a B-cut with a time of 1:20.28. Ammons then helped lead the 400-medley relay team to a victory (3:17.06) with the help of senior Devin Crock, junior Wickus Nienaber and freshman Chris Vythoulkas. Ammons (20.48) and Carmen (20.56) also turned in fifth and six-place finishes in the 50-free.
Other key contributors for the Seminoles today were senior Justin Betts and junior Tal Stricker. Betts put together a B-cut time of 1:49.05, which was good enough for a second-place finish in the 200-yard individual medley. Stricker also place for the Seminoles in the 200-IM with a time of 1:53.44. Striker’s time earned him a six-place finish.
Seminoles will be back in action tomorrow, Dec. 7th as the second day of the Georgia Invitational will begin at 9:30a.m. with the finals set to begin at 5:00p.m