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Divers Continue to Score at NCAA's



March 27, 2010

The 2010 NCAA Men’s Swimming & Diving Championships continued Saturday, March 27 on the campus of The Ohio State University. All five of Florida State’s athletes competed with diver Terry Horner putting up the Seminole’s best performance of the day in the three-meter dive.

In the three-meter dive preliminaries Horner turned in the best dive of the event on his way to a second place finish. The senior earned 102.60 points for his forward 4 1/2 somersault tuck and 451.75 points overall in the preliminaries. In the finals the Orlando, Florida native fell to fifth place among stiff competition with a score of 439.50, earning Florida State 14 points.

Junior Landon Marzullo also competed in the three-meter dive Saturday. In the preliminary rounds Marzullo finished 14th with a score of 383.35, with his best score of 79.05 coming on a forward 3 ½ somersault pike. In the consolation final Marzullo finished 7th and15th overall with a score of 383.60, earning the Seminoles 2 team points.

Also competing for Florida State on Saturday were swimmers Rob Holderness, Ian Rowe and Andy Hodgson.

Holderness narrowly missed reaching the finals in the 100 breast. His time of 53.55 placed him in the 17th position, and one spot shy of the finals.

Rowe turned in a 31st place performance in the 400 IM with a time of 3:56.69.

Hodgson competed in the 100 back and earned a 31st place finish with a time of 48.14.

Heading into the final day of competition Florida State remains in 18th place in the team standings with a total of 34.5 points.

On Sunday, the final day of the meet, the Seminoles are set to compete in four events. Horner and Marzullo will compete in the platform dive, Rowe returns in the 1650 free, Holderness will compete in the 200 breast and Hodgson will compete in the 200 back.

Live meet results can be found here.

For more news and coverage of the Seminoles stay tuned to www.seminoles.com or follow the team on Twitter @fsu_swimming.

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