October 30, 2021

Noles Win Four on Saturday

TALLAHASSEE, Fla.  –  The No.15/RV Florida State swimming and diving teams picked up a combined four wins on Saturday at the Morcom Aquatics Center.

The 15th-ranked men’s team (3-0, 1-0 ACC) defeated Florida Southern 196.50-65.50, while the RV women (4-1, 1-0 ACC) picked up three victories, defeating UWF 240-59, North Florida 248-45, and the Mocs 244-49.

Head Coach Neal Studd was pleased with FSU’s performances today. “It was good to see some different events out of people today. We saw some people step up and help us in areas where we go against SEC and ACC teams.”

The Seminoles won a combined 26 events, with 19 sweeps including the both the men’s and women’s 200 medley relay.

In the women’s meet, Nina Kucheran (1:52.35), Ashley Zettle (1:52.97) and Tania Quaglieri (1:55.87) swept the 200 free before Jaden Herbet touched in first in the 100 back with a time of 57.24.

FSU added another one-two-three showing in the 100 breast, led by Maddy Huggins (1:03.04) in first, followed by Hannah Womer in second (1:03.37) and Nora Woods (1:07.08) in third.

Edith Jernstedt (2:03.75) won the 200 fly in dominating fashion and Pia Murray (2:08.77) followed in second place.

Gloria Muzito won the 50 free, touching with a mark of 24.08. Aryanna Fernandes was second (24.18) and Gabrianna Banks claimed third (24.40).

Herbet won her second event of the day, leading the sweep of the 200 back with a time of 2:05.29, followed by Murray in second (2:07.62) and Natalie Peterson in third (2:08.53).

Katherine Baker finished first in the 200 breast (2:23.51) ahead of Rachel Moran in second (2:24.20) just ahead of Woods in third (2:24.66).

The Noles claimed first, second and third in the 500 free, led by Phoebe Griffiths (4:59.23). Kucheran followed in second place (5:03.89) and Zettle took third (5:08.72).

Womer added a win in the 100 fly (55.15) ahead of Murray in second (56.64) and Huggins in third (57.97).

The women added another sweep in the 400 IM led by Syd VanOvermeiren (4:24.81) followed by Sydney Boals in second (4:28.22) and Olivia Sapio touching third (4:31.67).

The Garnet and Gold rounded out the meet with a first-place finish in the 200 free relay by Muzito, Zsofia Kurdi, Quaglieri, and Womer at 1:36.09.

On the boards, the Noles contributed sweeps on both 1-meter and 3-meter.

Samantha Vear (284.18) won the 1-meter just ahead of teammates Victoria Cervantes (280.65) and Isabel Gregersen (278.40). On 3-meter, Cervantes (314.70) edged Gregersen (302.03) and Vear (281.93) for first-place.

After the sweep of the 200 medley relay in the men’s meet, Nick Mason came back with a win in the 1000 free with a time of 9:26.05, followed by Zach Smith in second (9:27.54).

The Noles came back with a sweep of the 200 free, led by Yordan Yanchev (1:39.95) in first, Sam Budd (1:40.52) in second and David Quirie (1:42.23) in third.

Florida Southern took the 100 back, but Peter Varjasi held on for the win in the 100 breast with at time of 55.08.

FSU added a one-two showing in the 200 fly, led by Brennan Hammond (1:51.97) followed by Auben Nugent (1:52.27).

Max McCusker (20.48), Jakub Ksiazek (20.71) and Ian Cooper (20.75) combined for the sweep of the 50 free before the break.

Adrian Aguilar was victorious in the 100 free with a time of 45.84, followed by Eli Butters in second (46.99) and Izaak Bastian (47.18) in third.

Arijus Pavlidi (1:50.16) took home the victory in the 200 back, before the Noles added a sweep in the 500 free, led by Yanchev in first (4:29.89), Aziz Ghaffari in second (4:31.78) and Jason Brzozowski in third (4:35.66).

Mason Herbet led the way in the 100 fly for first, touching with a time of 48.56 ahead of Varjasi in second (49.35) and Budd in third (49.36).

Nick Mason won the 400 IM (4:00.23) touching five seconds ahead of than Brzozowski in second (4:05.50) and Tanker Speck in third (4:06.12).

The men finished the meet with a sweep in the 200 free relay led by the ‘A’ team of Blake Moran, Mason Herbet, Varjasi, and McCusker.

The Seminoles are back in action on Friday, Nov. 5 at 2 p.m. against Florida at Morcom Aquatics Center for the Mental Health Awareness meet.

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