November 17, 2005 - by
Florida State Swimming and Diving to Compete at Georgia Tech Invitational

Nov. 17, 2005

The Match Up

The Florida State men’s (No. 15) and women’s (No. 16) swimming and diving teams will head to Atlanta Ga. to participate in the Georgia Tech Invitational from November 18-20.  The meet will run prelims at 10:00 a.m. on Friday and Saturday, 9:30 a.m. Sunday and finals at 5:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, and 3:30 p.m. on Sunday.  The men compete against Florida Atlantic, Georgia Tech and Western Kentucky while the women take on Florida Atlantic, Georgia Tech, Miami, Gardner-Webb and Rice.


All-Time Series

Florida State comes into the Georgia Tech Invitational holding the series edge against all of the other participants expect for Western Kentucky (M) and Gardner-Webb (W) and that is only because this is the first meeting between FSU and the two schools.  The men are 13-0 against FAU and 27-1 versus GT while the women are 19-0 vs. FAU, 5-0 when opposed by GT and 17-11 against Miami.


Last Week

The Seminoles remained perfect after their road trip to Savannah and Clemson over the weekend.  The men’s team defeated Savannah College 102-80 on Friday then topped Clemson 143-98 on Saturday to up their record to 5-0.  The women’s squad beat Savannah College 121-68 and New Orleans 127-67 on Friday then recorded another victory on Saturday over Clemson 136-105. 


Second Meeting with the Yellow Jackets

Earlier in the season Florida State faced off against Georgia Tech in an ACC Quad meet at Maryland.  Florida State swept the Yellow Jackets as the men recorded a 227-121 victory and the women picked up the win 251-100.  On the men’s side, junior Steve Roof (Canton, Ohio) was at the top of this game when he took first place in both the 500 free (4:30.77) and 1000 free (9:21.01) while classmate Romy Altmann (Cape Town, South Africa) had an outstanding meet for the women as she recorded three first place finishes.  She won the 200 back (2:01.67), 100 back (56.62) and was apart of the winning 400 medley relay (3:25.87).


Performer of the Week

Senior Carrie Ellis (Valrico, Fla.) was named swimming and diving ACC Women’s Performer of the Week on November 14.  Ellis had an outstanding performance against Clemson on Saturday, November 12 as she swam an NCAA B qualifying standard time of 50.61 in the 100 free and in the process set a pool record.  Ellis also was apart of the Seminoles winning 400 medley relay (3:48.19) and 400 free relay (3:27.80).


Of the ten combined ACC Performer of the Week honors given out this season, eight different individuals have won the honor.  Of those eight individuals three are from Florida State (Ellis, Altmann and Roof), which is the most of any school.  Florida State is also the only school to have both a male (Roof) and a female (Ellis and Altmann) student-athlete earn the honor this season. 


Top Times in the ACC

The men’s 400 free relay team of senior Joel Roycik (Winter Park, Fla.), junior Alex Kennon (Winter Haven, Fla.) and sophomores Carl Marais (Pretoria, South Africa) and Ed Denton (Maidenhead, England), recorded the fastest time in the ACC (3:03.29) against Clemson on Saturday, November 12.  The men’s other fastest times in the ACC include Roycik’s 100 fly time of 50.14 and their 200 free relay time of 1:22.92. 


The women’s team holds five of the fastest times in the ACC.  Ellis’ 50 free time of 50.33 and Lauren Brick’s (Culpeper, Va.) 100 breast time of 1:02.72, along with FSU’s 200 free relay (1:33.79), 200 medley relay (1:43.31) and 400 medley relay (3:44.76) are tops in the ACC.

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