November 21, 2019
Swim & Dive Set For Mid-Season Tests

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. –  The Florida State swimming and diving teams will be competing in two major invitationals from Nov. 22-24. The swimmers will be racing at the Georgia Tech Invite, while the divers will be competing at the House of Champions Invitational in Indianapolis, Indiana.

 

“We’re excited to see what we can do this weekend,” FSU head coach Neal Studd said. “We’ve had a great fall season and we’re ready to see it all come together and swim fast. We’ve won this meet before, but it will be tough since it’s just our swimmers competing, so we’ll have to be at our best.

 

“This will be our hardest test of the year so far,” FSU head diving coach John Proctor said. “Everyone looks pretty solid for the training we done, so I expect some good performances in this last meet before the holidays.”

 

Georgia Tech Meet Information

  • The three-day invite will follow an NCAA Championship format with prelims and finals
  • The top 30 swimmers from each event will advance to finals and compete in A,B and C finals
  • Prelims and finals will be streamed on the ACC Network Extra (links below) and live results will be available on meet mobile as well as divemeets.com
  • Prelims will start at 10 a.m. and finals will follow at 5:30 p.m.
  • Thursday’s events – 200 free relay, 500 free, 200 IM, 50 free, 400 medley relay
  • Friday’s events – 200 medley relay, 100 fly, 400 IM, 200 free, 100 breast, 100 back, 800 free relay
  • Saturday’s events – 1650 free, 200 back, 100 free, 200 breast, 200 fly, 400 free relay

 

Teams Competing

  • Georgia Tech – M – RV (0-2, 0-1 ACC); W- (0-2, 0-1 ACC)
  • Florida State – M – No. 17 (4-2, 2-1 ACC); W – RV (5-3, 1-2 ACC)
  • Florida – M – No. 6 (6-1, 1-1 SEC); W – No. 1 (7-0, 2-0 SEC)
  • Alabama – M – RV (1-1, 0-1 SEC); W – RV (2-1, 1-1 SEC)
  • Utah – M- (1-3, 0-2 PAC 12); W – (2-3, 1-3 PAC 12)
  • North Carolina – M (1-2, 0-0 ACC); W – No. 23 (2-1; 0-0 ACC)
  • South Carolina – M (1-3; 0-2 SEC); W – (1-4; 0-2 SEC)
  • East Carolina – M (5-1; 0-0 AMERICAN); W – (6-1; 0-0 AMERICAN)
  • Georgia Southern W (0-7)

 

House of Champions Invite

Some of the best divers in the world will be on display at the House of Champions Invite at the IUPUI Natatorium.  Some teams in attendance will include Big 10 diving powerhouses No. 4/16 Indiana and Purdue and ACC foe Miami.

The three-day meet will feature both 1-meter and 3-meter springboard in addition to platform. Competition will start at 1 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and 12:30 p.m. on Sunday. Live scoring will be available on divemeets.com.

Fall Season Recap

The Seminoles had a packed fall schedule, as the women secured wins over No. 18 Minnesota, Georgia Tech, West Florida, North Florida and Florida Southern. The men topped Duke, Minnesota, Georgia Tech and Florida Southern.

FSU has nabbed seven ACC Performers of the Week, led by divers Ayla Bonniwell and Joshua Davidson who each brought home two ACC Divers of the Week. Bonniwell received the award on Nov. 12 and Oct. 15, while Davidson earned the nod in back-to-back weeks on Oct. 15 and Oct. 22.

Noles In the Ranks

Florida State’s has four relay teams ranking within the top 20 in the nation before competition started this weekend:

  • W 200 medley relay – 1:39.39, 10th
  • W 400 medley relay – 3:41.04, 18th
  • W 400 free relay – 3:22.34, 20th
  • M 400 free relay – 2:57.18, 11th

Seven Seminoles have eight times posted within the top 30 in the country this fall:

Peter Varjasi

50 free – 20.04, 18th

100 free – 44.03

Griffin Alaniz

50 back – 22.57, 25th

Izaak Bastian

200 breast – 2:00.20, 29th (200 medley relay lead off)

Aryanna Fernandes

100 fly – 53.82, 27th

Hannah Womer

200 fly – 1:59.30, 24th

Nina Kucheran

100 breast – 1:00.42, 5th

Tania Quaglieri

50 back – 25.31, 21st (200 MR lead off)

 

Meet Links

Live Results: https://data.ramblinwreck.com/livestats/c-swim/index.htm

Live Diving scores: https://secure.meetcontrol.com/divemeets/system/meetinfoext.php?meetnum=6132

ACC Network Extra:

Friday, Nov. 22

Prelims: http://www.espn.com/watch?id=38cfa03a-a9a4-44ea-a171-6cdf8ddc6f52

Finals: http://www.espn.com/watch?id=dc0c8503-291a-43c3-a3ef-6fbc34b74575

Saturday, Nov. 23

Prelims: http://www.espn.com/watch?id=6b50b697-2f5f-4082-bc40-580ac2701597

Finals: http://www.espn.com/watch?id=911d2e65-2068-4a8a-a67f-43d35422fba2

Sunday, Nov. 24

Prelims: http://www.espn.com/watch?id=e4e88b9e-be3d-4ef4-940d-80ece1448c44

Finals: http://www.espn.com/watch?id=f24387e3-33d5-4e88-80aa-6b48bbaf85c3

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