Oct. 7, 2011
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - The men's and women's swimming and diving teams finished their first day of competition in second place at the All-Florida Invite, in Gainesville, Fla.
The men's team started off the evening by recording a first place finish in the 200 free relay with the team of junior Mark Weber, sophomore Paul Murray, juniors David Sanders and Trice Bailey. They touched with a time of 1:21.15.
Weber would go on and claim first place in the individual 50 free with a time of 20.31, just one one-hundredth slower than his lead-off split from the 200 free relay. Bailey took fourth with a 20.82 and Murray followed in fifth with a 20.91.
The 500 free would feature three Seminoles, led by senior Mateo DeAngulo who turned in a third place finish with a 4:25.00. Sophomore Jack Deedrick claimed sixth, touching at 4:37.67 and freshman Kevin Rogers touched at 4:38.44 and finished eighth.
In the 200 IM, sophomore Mike Thomas swam to a sixth place finish in 1:54.44 and junior Danny Nguyen would touch just behind him in seventh with a 1:55.71.
On the 3-meter springboard, the Seminoles placed second, third and fourth with sophomore Tom Neubacher leading the way with a score of 351.30. Senior, Mike Neubacher took third, posting a score of 323.85 and freshman Ford McLiney finished in fourth with a 320.30.
The ladies began the evening with a second place finish in the 200 free relay with a team of freshmen Kaitlyn Dressel, sophomore Tiffany Oliver, freshmen Haley Powell and Ginny Grams. They touched with a time of 1:33.75.
The Noles continued with a big 500 free with three racing in the final heat. Senior Charlotte Broadbent touched the wall in third place with a 4:52.13 in front of teammates sophomore Julia Henkel, who placed fifth and freshman Elizabeth Pepper, who touched at 4:56.53 in sixth.
The 200 IM would have another trio of Seminoles in the final heat with senior Tori Richmond taking fourth with a 2:03.97. Following her in seventh was junior Jamie Barrett with a 2:06.07 and senior Stephanie Sarandos would finish out in eighth with a 2:06.45.
Oliver would take fourth in the 50 free with a 23.52 and Kaitlyn Dressel would touch behind her in fifth with a 23.58.
Concluding the evening the Seminoles took third in the 400 medley relay with Sarandos, Richmond, Grams, and Dressel with a time of 3:48.39.
Both teams are sitting in second place behind Florida with the men having a total of 306 points and the ladies posting 273.
Prelims for swimming will begin tomorrow at 9 a.m. and finals will start at 7 p.m. 1-meter diving or men and 3-meter for women will take place in between sessions at 1 p.m.
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