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Men Begin Quest for ACC Championship



Feb. 24, 2010

CHAPEL HILL, NC - The Florida State men's swimming team arrived on the campus of University of North Carolina Tuesday evening to begin their quest for a title at the 2010 Men's Atlantic Coast Conference Swimming & Diving Championships. Florida State is already in the lead with 155 points as a result of last week's men's diving championships. On Wednesday night the swimming competition gets underway at Koury Natatorium with the 200 medley relay and the 800 free relay.

The Seminoles enter the meet with a 3-1 conference record this season, with their only loss coming to defending ACC champions Virginia. Florida State is looking to avenge this season's loss and last season's second place finish at the conference meet.

Heading into this week's competition Florida State leads the conference in nine swimming events.Junior Ian Rowe has earned the top times in the 500 free, the 1650 free and 100 breast. Senior Andy Hodgson has the top time in the 200 back. Junior Rob Holderness has the fastest 200 breast time, while fellow junior Robby Hayes earned the fastest 200 IM time this season. Florida State also leads the league with the top times in the 200 free relay, 200 medley relay and 400 medley relay.

Behind Florida State in the standings are Duke in second place with 86 points and Virginia Tech in third place with 83 points following last week's men's diving events.

Fans can watch all of the ACC Championship events live online by clicking here.

Full meet results can be found by clicking 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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