November 11, 2018 - by
Noles Represent ACC’s Best at ACC/Big 10 Showdown

West Lafayette, Ind.—Seven members of the Florida State swimming and diving teams represented the ACC in 11 events this weekend at the inaugural ACC-Big Ten Challenge at Purdue University.

“Everyone competed very well,” FSU head coach Neal Studd said. “It’s great that we’re heading into the GT Invite this week and everyone is swimming fast.”

The Big Ten swept the ACC in the two-day event, with the men winning 179 – 174 and the women 251-102.

Seniors Kanoa Kaleoaloha and Will Pisani, and sophomore Emma Terebo represented the Garnet and Gold in the pool while junior Aidan Faminoff, sophomore Joshua Davidson, junior Ayla Bonniwell and freshman Grace Cable were on the boards.

On Saturday, Kaleoaloha took part in the 400 medley relay, helping the ACC to the win.  While swimming the third leg, splitting 46.38, his team of Coleman Stewart (NC State), Valdas Abaliksta (North Carolina) and Justin Ress (NC State) tapped in a time of 3:06.10.

Pisani would next represent the Noles in the 100 free, placing fifth with a time of 43.82, which was a season best swim.

Kaleoaloha would carry individual momentum into the 100 fly, where he finished third at 46.35, which is an NCAA B cut standard.

Davidson and Cable would wrap up day one on the boards, competing in a highly touted 3-meter and platform field. Davidson earned a score of 330.00 on 3-meter, placing 11th while Cable earned a total of 212.30 for 11th on platform.

On day two, Kaleoaloha continued a dominant outing by placing second in the 200 medley relay, splitting 20.41 in the fly leg.  The team of Stewart, Abaliksta, Kaleoaloha and Ress put together a time of 1:24.56.

Kaleoaloha would follow by competing in the 50 free, tapping in a time of 19.97, tying for sixth place.

Terebo swam in the 400 free relay as the anchor of a team that consisted of Haibing Wang (Georgia Tech), Elise Haan (NC State) and Alyssa Marsh (Duke). The team tapped in a time of 3:18.63 as Terebo split a 50.29.

Pisani concluded competition for the Seminoles in the lanes, swimming the first leg of the 400 free relay. The team of Pisani, Rodrigo Correia (Georgia Tech), Ian Ho (Virginia Tech) and Zach Harting (Louisville) finished third with a time of 2:53.81 as Pisani went faster than his Saturday swim, splitting 43.43.

On the boards Faminoff competed in platform while Cable and Bonniwell represented the Garnet and Gold on 3-meter. Faminoff earned a score of 317.95 for ninth, while Bonniwell took seventh at 291.55 and Cable finished with a tally of 286.50, placing 10th.

The Seminoles return to the pool this Thursday for the three-day Georgia Tech Invite in Atlanta, Ga.


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