TALLAHASSEE, Fla. –The Florida State Swimming & Diving programs will welcome multiple teams from around the state of Florida on Saturday, Oct. 30 for the annual ‘Paint it Pink’ meet at 1 p.m.
Sponsored by Tallahassee Memorial Hospital, the initiative aims to support the fight against breast cancer. ‘Paint it Pink’ shirts will be available for purchase at the meet for $10 each.
Sponsored by Tallahassee Memorial Hospital, the initiative aims to support the fight against breast cancer. ‘Paint it Pink’ shirts and pins will be available for purchase at the meet for $10 each or $15 for the bundle. All proceeds will go to the TMH Walker Breast Center.
Saturday’s meet will feature the RV women’s team (1-1, 1-0 ACC) in a quad meet with North Florida, West Florida, and Florida Southern while the No. 15 men’s team (2-0, 1-0 ACC) will compete against Florida Southern.
The meet will follow the 16-event format featuring the 100s and 200s of each stroke in addition to the 50 free, 500 free, 1000 free, 400 IM, 200 medley relay, and 200 free relay. Women’s 1-meter and 3-meter diving will occur simultaneously. Live timing will be available through meet mobile.
“This meet is always a lot of fun,” FSU head coach Neal Studd said. “It’s great to get some other Florida teams here for us and to mix it up a little. It’s a great opportunity for the athletes that did not travel last week to show us what they have.”
The men’s program is 7-0 all-time against Florida Southern dating back to since 2012, with six of those wins happening at home.
The most recent meeting was in 2019 which resulted in a 207-74 victory for the Seminoles.
The women’s team is also 7-0 all-time in the series with Florida Southern. The Noles earned a 261-44 win in the 2019 meeting.
With a 182-66 win for the women’s program in January 2021, the Seminoles extended their all-time lead in the series with North Florida to 11-0. FSU hosted eight of these meetings including the last four.
Similar to the other opponents, the FSU women’s team is undefeated against West Florida with an all-time record of 6-0. The two schools last met in 2019 which resulted in a 246-73 win for the Noles.
The Last Time Out
Both FSU teams brought home important wins against the No. 19/RV Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets on Oct. 23.
The men prevailed 150-148, and the women were victorious 159-141. It was a tight matchup between the two top-20 teams on the men’s side, but the Noles had many solid performances to earn points for the team total.
The men won six events including a sweep in the 50 free by Peter Varjasi, Jakub Ksiazek, and Domen Demsar. Divers Jesco Helling and Darwin Nolasco placed first and second on 3-meter which contributed vital points to the team score.
The women’s team won eight events against the Yellow Jackets featuring sweeps in the 1000 free by Ginevra Molino, Ella Dyjak, and Emily Trieschmann and in the 100 back by Maddie McDonald, Tania Quaglieri, and Jaden Herbet.