TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The (No. 18/RV) Florida State swimming and diving teams will be back in action this weekend to host TCU at the Morcom Aquatics center.
The women’s meet will take place on Friday at 12:30 p.m. and the men’s competition will follow on Saturday at 11 a.m. Fans will not be permitted. Live timing will be available via Meet Mobile.
“We’re excited Tropical Storm Eta stayed south and will have passed us by tomorrow so we can get these meets in,” FSU head coach Neal Studd said. “We are looking forward to competing against a good team and putting up some fast performances.”
The meet will follow the 16 event format and will feature 100s and 200s of each stroke in addition to the 50, 500 and 1000 free, 400 IM and the 200 medley and free relays. Diving will run simultaneously to swimming.
The Seminoles and Horned Frogs only met one time in program history at a quad meet in Baton Rouge on Oct. 26, 1991. Florida State won both meets (M – 66-47; W – 70-41).
The Last Time Out
Florida State split the opener last Friday against ACC foe Georgia Tech. The men (1-0, 1-0 ACC) outlasted the Yellow Jackets, 152-147, while the women, who were significantly short-handed (0-1, 0-1 ACC) fell 124-176.
Freshman Mason Herbet stood out for the Seminoles by winning two events, turning in the sixth fastest time in the nation in the 100 back at 48.20. He also led off the 200 medley relay with a split of 22.43, which ranks seventh in the country.
Another rookie, Phoebe Griffiths turned in a pair of close second place finishes in her collegiate debut, turning in times of 1:51.60 in the 200 free and 4:57.12 in the 500 free, before helping the Noles win the 400 free relay.
Divers Joshua Davidson (325.50) and rookie Samantha Vear (253.30) brought home wins on 1-meter against the Yellow Jackets.
On the Horned Frogs
TCU (M- 0-3 W – 1-3) has dropped contests on both sides to SEC foes, No. 17.20 Missouri and No. 7/17 Texas A&M.
The women’s team notched its first win over SMU in program history with a 175-120 victory after falling to Kansas 112-187.
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