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Men in Third on Day One of the ACC Championships

Feb. 24, 2010

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CHAPEL HILL, NC – The Florida State men’s swimming team began their quest for an ACC title Wednesday night at the Koury Natatorium on the campus of University of North Carolina. Following the first two relay events the Seminoles are in third place with 65 points.

In the first event of the meet, the 200 Medley relay Florida State tied for second place with Virginia. Freshman Logan Mosley, seniors Scott Thacker and Corey Swanson and freshman Mark Weber combined for a time of 1:27.63 to earn 33 team points.

“The 200 medley relay was a pleasant surprise,” said Head Coach Neil Harper. “With freshman starting and ending the race the team performed better than I expected, the team came together really well. To tie for second in the event was a great result.”

The second and final event of the evening was the 800 free relay. Florida State came in third place to earn 32 team points. Junior Robby Hayes, senior Andy Hodgson and juniors Rob Holderness and Ian Rowe combined for a time of 6:31.06.

“At this stage it’s all about placing,” said Harper. “This was brand new relay team and each of the athletes performed well. Andy Hodgson especially had a good leg.”

The current leaders in the meet are North Carolina with 74 points followed by Virginia with 73 points, Florida State with 65 points and Virginia Tech with 54 points.

“I’m pleased with our standing at this point,” Harper remarked. “We know our best events are yet to come and it’s going to be a tight battle all weekend.”

Tomorrow the men return to the pool in the 500 Free, 200 IM, 50 Free and 200 free relay events.

Fans can watch all of the ACC Championship events live online by clicking here.

Full meet results can be found by clicking here.

For more news and coverage of the Seminoles stay tuned to www.seminoles.com or follow the team on Twitter @fsu_swimming.

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