Jan. 16, 2010
CLEMSON, SC - The Florida State men and women's swimming and diving team rebounded from a midweek loss to Virginia to defeat Clemson Saturday afternoon at McHugh Natatorium. The Seminole women defeated the Tigers 191-109 and the men won 176-124.
On the women's side, the Seminoles won 12 events at the meet. Four athletes earned two wins each at Saturday's meet. Jocelyn Phillips won the 200 free with a time of 1:51.68 and the 500 free with a time of 4:57.87. Stephanie Sarandos was victorious in the 100 back (56.80) and the 200 back (2:01.52). C.J. Hendry won the 200 butterfly (2:02.42) and the 100 butterfly (56.10). Aleia Monden won the one-meter dive for the second straight meet with a score of 328.35 and also won the three-meter dive with a score of 286.95.
Four additional Seminoles earned a win each as Charlotte Broadbent won the 1000 free (10:11.23), Brittany Selts claimed the 50 free (23.50), Kristine Polley won the 200 breast (2:21.59) and Jamie Barrett finished first in the 200 IM (2:07.02).
On the men's side, the Seminoles won 11 events. Ian Rowe, Andy Hodgson and Landon Marzullo led the men with two individual wins each. Rowe won the 1000 free (9:23.23) and the 500 free (4:34.58). Hodgson earned victories in the 200 free (1:40.25) and the 200 back (1:47.52). Marzullo won the three-meter dive (356.40) for the second straight meet and also finished first in the one-meter dive (343.95).
Like the women, four men earned one individual win each. Rob Holderness won the 100 breast (56.20), Danny Nguyen won the 200 butterfly (1:52.06), Robby Hayes won the 100 free (46.43) and Scott Thacker won the 200 breast (2:05.24).
Once again the Seminoles finished their meet on a high note as they won the men's 400 free relay for the second straight meet. The combination of Trice Bailey, Mark Weber, Stephen Pendleton and Hodgson combined for a time of 3:05.75.
Up next, Florida State travels to Atlanta to take on the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets and the Virginia Tech Hokies Saturday January 23, at 11:00 a.m.
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