January 12, 2006 - by
FSU Men’s Swimming and Diving Heads to Dallas This Weekend, While the Women Host Miami Saturday

Jan. 12, 2006

The Match Up

The Florida State No. 14 men’s swimming and diving team (6-1, 4-0) will head to Dallas, Texas to compete against SMU on Thursday, January 12 at 7:00 p.m.  Then on Friday and Saturday the Seminoles will compete in the Dallas Morning Classic which will begin at 7:30 p.m. on both nights.  The meet will include No. 7 Florida, No. 17 Northwestern, No. 19 Notre Dame, Washington and SMU.


The Florida State No. 17 women’s swimming and diving team (8-1, 4-0) will host Miami on Saturday, January 14.  The meet will begin at 2:00 p.m. at the Bobby E. Leach Center.


Versus SMU

SMU holds a 2-5 edge in the all-time series against FSU.  The Seminoles last head-to-head meeting with SMU came on November 4, 2000.  SMU was victorious 226-120


2005 Dallas Morning Classic

The Seminoles finished in fifth place at the 2005 Dallas Morning Classic.  California took first place with 352 points and were followed by Florida (313), SMU (293), Arizona State (248), Florida State (236) and Texas A&M (230).  The Seminoles took nine swimmers, seven of which were either freshmen or sophomores.  Current sophomore Billy Jamerson (Savannah, Ga.) provided the Seminoles’ best finish as he took second place in the 200 breast with a time of 2:02.73.  Current junior Steve Roof (Canton, Ohio) had an impressive finish in the 500 free taking third in 4:30.23.


Against Miami

Florida State currently holds the advantage in the all-time series against Miami 17-11.  FSU competed against Miami earlier in the season at the Georgia Tech Invitational.  The Seminoles finished in first place with 1076.50 points while the Hurricanes placed fifth with 287 points.  The last head-to-head meeting between the two schools came on November 12, 2004 with the Seminoles finishing on top 129-96.


Last Meet

The men’s and women’s teams each suffered their first loss of the season against Florida (No.7 men and No. 4 women) on Tuesday, November 22.  The men were narrowly defeated 126-115 while women lost 138-103.  Joel Roycik (Winter Park, Fla.) had an outstanding meet for the Seminoles as he was named ACC Performer of the Week.  Roycik took first place in the 100 free with a time of 44.84 and was also apart of the winning 200 free relay.


Relay Teams on Top of the ACC

Florida State men’s and women’s teams currently possess a top two time in the ACC in nine of ten relays.  The men’s team has the fastest time in the 400 free (2:58.26) and 800 free (6:39.63) and the second fastest time in the 200 free (1:20.26), 200 medley (1:30.20) and 400 medley (3:18.36).  The women’s team has recorded the fastest time in the 200 free (1:31.59), 200 medley (1:40.37) and 400 medley (3:42.43).  Their time of 3:25.87 in the 400 is the second best while their time of 7:28.30 in the 800 free sits four best in the ACC.


Fastest Individual Times in the ACC

On the men’s side, sophomore Carl Marais (Pretoria, South Africa) currently has the fastest 200 free time (1:37.92) in the ACC.  On the women’s side, senior Carrie Ellis (Valrico, Fla.) and Lauren Sparg (Durban, South Africa) hold the conference’s best times in the 100 free (49.32) and 100 fly (54.56), respectively.


Top Divers

Junior Brittany Lerew’s (Orlando, Fla.) total of 364.85 points, which she recorded at the Georgia Tech Invitational, on the 3M ranks as the highest score of any diver so far this season in the ACC.  The men’s team has two of the top three scores on the 3M as sophomore Alex Tilbrook (Largo, Fla.) sits second with 380.75 points and freshman Scott Derner (Grapevine, Texas) sits third with 369.65 points.

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