Oct. 22, 2005
College Park, Md. – The Florida State No. 17 men’s and No. 21 women’s swimming and diving teams concluded action today at the ACC Quad by picking up a total of six wins. The men earned their three wins as they defeated Georgia Tech 227-121, Maryland 243-105 and Virginia Tech 229-119. While the women claimed three wins as they beat the Yellow Jackets 251-100, the Terps 230-121 and the Hokies 200-151.
“The depth kicked in again and we had a lot of kids contribute points by getting seconds and thirds in races that we won,” said head coach Neil Harper.
Florida State opened up today’s events by picking up where they left off yesterday. The women’s 200yd medley relay team of freshman Christie Raleigh (Boca Raton, Fla. / Ft. Lauderdal Pine Crest), junior Lauren Brick (Culpeper, Va. / Culpeper County), sophomore Lauren Sparg (Durban, South Africa / Westville Girls’ High) and sophomore Abbie King (Brunswick, Maine / Brunswick) took first place with a time of 1:43.65.
The men’s 200yd medley relay team consisting of sophomore Jarryd Botha (Worcester, South Africa / Paul Roos Gymnasium), sophomore Billy Jamerson (Savannah, Ga. / Sandy Creek), senior Stephan Connor (Burr Ridge, Ill. / Hinsdale Central/Toledo) and junior Alex Kennon (Winter Haven, Fla. / Eagle Lake Lake Region) followed up the women’s win with one of their own as they finished with a time of 1:32.85.
“We got the meet started off well,” said Harper. “The 200yd medley relay just dominated as we won by three second which in a short event like that is very good. That was a good way to kick off the day. The boys followed up and did the same thing in the 200yd medley relay so that was big for us.”
The Seminoles swept both diving events as junior Brittany Lerew (Orlando, Fla. / Lake Highland) won the 3M with 262.50 and freshman Dan Frebel (Fort Wayne, Ind. / Homestead) took the 1M with 300.20 points.
“Today was much better for us in diving, as Brittany (Lerew) won the 3M and our freshman Dan (Frebel) won the 1M by quite a bit so that was really good,” said Harper.
Senior All-American Carrie Ellis (Valrico, Fla. /Durant/Virginia) won the 100yd free with a time of 51.01 on a judge’s decision. Junior Romy Altmann (Cape Town, South Africa / German International School) followed up her win yesterday in the 100yd back with a win today in the 200yd back (2:01.67). Raleigh, who won the 50 free on Friday, won the 100yd fly with a time of 56.30.
Sophomore Ed Denton (Maidenhead, England / Millfield School) won the 100yd free with a time of 45.91. Freshman Carl Marais (Pretoria, South Africa / St. Albans College/Wyoming), who won the 200yd free on Friday, won the 200yd back today with a time of 1:49.65. Senior Joel Roycik (Winter Park, Fla. / Winter Park) swam to a first place finish in the 100yd fly with a time of 50.14. Junior Paul Erben (Panama City, Fla. / Bay) continued FSU winning ways as he took first place in the 200yd breast with a time of 2:05.13. Junior Steve Roof (Canton, Ohio / Central Catholic) followed up his win in the 1000yd free yesterday; with a commanding five-second win the 500yd free (4:30.77).
The Seminoles will be back in action at home on Friday, October 28, 2005 as the men’s and women’s teams will face Louisiana State and the women will also compete against Florida International. The meet will be held at Bobby E. Leach Center Pool at 3:00 p.m.