January 27, 2023

Noles End Regular Season with Victory Over Tampa on Senior Day


Tallahassee, Fla.  –  The No.16/NR Florida State swimming and diving teams brought home two wins against Tampa at the Morcom Aquatics Center on Friday.

The 16th-ranked men (4-2, 1-0 ACC) defeated Tampa 152.5-71.5, and the women (6-3, 2-0 ACC) won, 163-61.

Prior to the meet, 18 seniors were recognized for their achievements as student-athletes.

“Today was about the seniors,” FSU head coach Neal Studd said. “We had a lot of fun competing against Tampa and we stepped up and swam well. I like where we are as we shift our focus towards championship season.”

The Seminoles saw two Morcom Aquatics Center pool records on Friday. Yordan Yanchev lowered his mark in the 500 free, touching with a time of 4:16.84. Yanchev originally set the record one year ago at 4:18.87.

Yanchev also placed first in the men’s 200 free with a time of 1:36.79 ahead of his teammate Utku Kurtdere (1:39.33) in second.

Tommaso Baravelli set the standard in the 200 IM, touching at 1:46.95, which erased Mason Herbet’s 1:47.35 that was also set against the Spartans last season.

The women started the meet off by finishing in first and second place in the 200 medley relay, led by Sarah Evans, Julia Mansson, Jenny Halden and Gloria Muzito at 1:39.51.

Julia Brzozowski (10:14.61) and Ella Dyjak (10:22.69) placed first and second in the 1000 free and Tania Quaglieri dominated the 200 free, winning with a time of 1:49.45.

Muzito and Malika Schneider touched first and second in the 50 free with times of 23.06 and 23.77 respectively.

The Seminoles then swept the 100 IM, led by Aryanna Fernandes (57.71) in first, Edith Jernstedt (57.77) in second, Anna Metzler (58.19) in third and Sophie Freeman in fourth (58.21).

Freeman added a win later in the meet, taking the 500 free with a time of 4:59.77 ahead of Dyjak (5:03.10) in second and Brzozowski (5:03.10) in third.

Phoebe Griffiths was the winner in the 100 free (52.27) and Maddie McDonald touched first in the 100 back (54.47).

FSU added a one-two finish in the 100 breast, led by Mansson (1:01.53) in first and Zsofia Kurdi (1:02.40) in second.

Noles End Regular Season with Victory Over Tampa on Senior Day

Maddy Huggins

Maddy Huggins (2:01.75) and Jernstedt (2:03.90) finished in first and second place as Huggins turned in her personal best.

Muzito, Fernandes, McDonald and Kurdi ended the meet with a victory in the 200 free relay, touching at 1:32.06.

In the men’s meet, Herbet, Baravelli, Adrian Aguilar, and Peter Varjasi took first in the men’s 200 medley relay to start the meet with a time of 1:27.60.

Noles End Regular Season with Victory Over Tampa on Senior Day

Adrian Aguilar

Blake Moran added two individual wins, taking the 50 free (20.40) ahead of Arijus Pavlidi (20.56) in second. He also won the 100 free, touching at 44.54.

Varjasi (49.19) and Domen Demsar (50.26)  finished first and second in the 100 IM and Aguilar (48.55) and Brennan Hammond (49.21) followed in first and second place in the 100 fly.

The Noles added the sweep of the 100 back, led by Herbet (47.42), followed by Max Wilson (49.14) and Demsar (49.28).

Herbet, Pavlidi, Jokubas Keblys and Varjais won the 200 free relay to finish the meet, touching at 1:20.81.

Vear Picks Up Two Wins in Atlanta

The divers took to the boards in Atlanta, Ga., on Friday against Georgia Tech, Miami and Auburn at the McAuley Aquatics Center.

Samantha Vear picked up two wins in the springboard events.  Vear took first on 3-meter with a score of 315.45. On 1-meter, Vear was the winner by less than one point, scoring 286.80.

On 3-meter, Izzy Gregersen (254.10) was fifth, Cassidy Carder (227.40) placed sixth, and Jessica Buntman (219.40) finished seventh.  On 1-meter, Gregersen (235.80) added a sixth-place finish ahead of Buntman (233.20) in seventh and Carder (207.85) in ninth.

In the men’s events, Darwin Nolasco turned in the top score on 1-meter, finishing second at 344.80, which was a career-high score.

David Vargas followed in seventh (311.55) ahead of Jesco Helling (302.40) in ninth. Helling (334.60) was sixth on 3-meter, followed by Vargas (303.90) in ninth and Nolasco (298.75) in 11th.”

“Today was a bright spot for us,” FSU head diving coach John Proctor said. “They’re starting to show what they can be, just in time for championship season.”

Platform events will start on Saturday at 11 a.m.

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