October 8, 2021
Noles Hold the Lead After Day One


MIAMI, Fla.  –  The Florida State swimming and diving teams are leading the TYR Classic in both the men’s and women’s meets. Competition will resume on Saturday at the Key Biscayne Bay Campus Aquatics Center

The men have 258.5 points ahead of TCU (158), Pitt (156) amongst others and the women (217) hold a slight edge over FIU (213).

“We had a pretty good first day,” FSU head coach Neal Studd said. “The men won every event and the women swam well too. It’s nice to have the lead on both sides heading into the second day.”

The men won all eight swimming events on the day.

FSU dominated the 400 medley relay to open the meet with a time of 3:13.66 behind Mason Herbet, Izaak Bastian, Max McCusker and Peter Varjasi.

Varjasi followed that swim with wins in the 200 free (1:38.25) and 50 free (20.41).

Nick Mason held on to win the 400 IM with a time of 3:57.41, and McCusker added a victory in the 100 fly (48.11).

Bastian tied for first in the 100 breast (54.34) and Herbet cruised to victory in the 100 back (47.61) by a near three seconds.

FSU closed out the swimming portion of the session with a victory in the 200 free relay with the team of Blake Moran, Herbet, Bastian and McCusker at 1:21.46.

The women started the meet by taking silver in the 400 medley relay (3:42.74) with the team of Tania Quaglieri, Nina Kucheran, Jenny Halden and Rebecca Moynihan.

In her first meet back representing the Garnet and Gold, Kucheran placed second in the 200 free (1:51.69) and rookie Gloria Muzito added big points by winning the ‘B’ final with a time of 1:52.31.

FSU added another runner-up and ninth place finish in the 400 IM, led by Ginevra Molino (4:22.57) in second and Hannah Womer in ninth (4:23.80).

Halden took second in the 100 fly (55.74) and Moynihan placed second in the 50 free (23.35).

Quaglieri added a fourth place finish in the 100 back (57.44) and Madeleine McDonald won the ‘B’ final with a time of 55.75.

The Seminoles won the 200 free relay to end the session with the team of Muzito, Womer, Halden and Moynihan with a time of 1:32.72.

In diving, Kayleigh Clark led the Noles on 3-meter, finishing second with a score of 294.00. Samantha Vear was the runner-up in the ‘B’ heat, scoring 268.80.

Darwin Nolasco placed third on 3-meter (303.05) and Jesco Helling won the ‘B’ final, scoring 316.00.

“We had a pretty good start today,” FSU head diving coach John Proctor said. “The divers did a good job for where we are with training. We need to keep it up tomorrow and get back home to get to work.”

Saturday’s session will start at 10 AM and will feature the 200 medley relay, 500 free, 200 breast, 200 back, 100 free, 200 fly, 100 free and 400 medley relay and 1-meter diving.

Live timing will be available via the meet mobile app. Live scoring for diving events will be available on divemeets.com.

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