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Seminoles Finish Season On High Note

May 16, 2000

IT'S A WRAP!
The 1999-2000 men's swimming and diving team finished the season on a high note, sending the first diver in eight years and a repeat All-American swimmer to the NCAA Championships.

KEY TEAM NOTES:
FSU finished the season with a 7-4 record, 1-1 in the ACC

The Seminoles were ranked in the top 25 all season and finished the year at 22.

All four of the Seminoles' losses this season came against ranked opponents: #3 Auburn, #13 Florida, #19 LSU and #23 NC State.

Nine Seminoles represented FSU in the Dallas Morning News Classic in January, bringing home a 4th place finish.

The men finished 4th at the ACC Championships in February.

KEY INDIVIDUAL NOTES:
Senior Brett Petersen took 2nd in the 100 Breast at the ACC Championships and returned to the NCAA Championships for the second year in a row. The native of Pietermaritzburg, South Africa, also won the 100 and 200 Breast at the Dallas Morning News Classic.

Senior diver Brent Burkman was the first diver since 1992 to compete in the NCAA Championships, bringing home an impressive Top 20 finish. Burkman also won his first ACC Championship with his victory in the one-meter diving, dethroning the defending champion Andy Johnson from NC State.

Devin Crock led the freshmen squad at the ACC Championships, advancing to the finals in the 100 Fly, finishing 3rd, and 100 Back, finishing 4th, and the consolation in the 200 Fly, taking 12th.

The men's squad recorded 18 of the fastest times in FSU history, with 14 of them making the all-time top ten list this season:

50 Free
8. Greg Main-Baillie2/24/200020.44
9. Nnamsne Ammons2/24/200020.49
100 Free
7. Kevin Flanagan2/24/200044.76
1650 Free
5. Danny Chocron2/24/200015:34.80
7. Bill Schultz2/24/200015:38.19
100 Back
5. Devin Crock2/24/200049.91
6.Kevin Flanagan2/24/200050.57
100 Breast
2. Brett Petersen2/24/200053.64
6. Justin Betts2/24/200056.38
200 Breast
2. Brett Petersen2/24/20002:01.90
10. Justin Betts2/24/20002:04.00
100 Fly
6. Devin Crock2/24/200048.52
9. Steven Forson2/24/200049.55
200 Fly
10. Steven Forson2/24/20001:50.91

FSU IN THE ACC CHAMPIONSHIPS

Champions:

  • Men's 200 Free Relay (Greg Main-Baillie, Nnamsne Ammons, Joey Marshburn, Kevin Flanagan)
  • Brent Burkman, One-meter diving

    Top Three:

  • 400 Medley Relay: 2nd (Greg Main-Baillie, Brett Petersen, Devin Crock, Kevin Flanagan)
  • 200 Medley Relay: 3rd (Greg Main-Baillie, Brett Petersen, Devin Crock, Kevin Flanagan)
  • Brett Petersen: 2nd, 100 Breast
  • Kevin Flanagan: 2nd, 100 Free
  • Devin Crock: 3rd, 100 Fly
  • Brent Burkman: 3rd,Three-Meter

    Other Finalists:

  • 400 Free Relay: 4th (Greg Main-Baillie, Kevin Flanagan, Nnamsne Ammons, Joey Marshburn)
  • 800 Free Relay: 6th (Nelson Mora, Seth Swisher, Steven Forson, Jay McGarity
  • Nnamsne Ammons: 7th, 50 Free
  • Justin Betts: 6th, 100 Breast
  • Devin Crock: 4th, 100 Back
  • Lou Dondero: 8th, One-meter 5th, Three-meter diving
  • Kevin Flanagan: 5th, 50 Free
  • Glen Gonzales: 4th, One-meter
  • Greg Main-Baillie: 4th, 100 Back 8th: 200 Back

    FSU IN THE ACC RANKS

    50 Free:
    4th- Kevin Flanagan, 20.22
    9th- Greg Main-Baillie, 20.68

    100 Free:
    3rd- Kevin Flanagan, 44.76
    10th- Nnamsne Ammons, 45.29

    200 Free:
    6th- Nelson Mora, 1:39.27

    1650 Free:
    9th- Danny Chocron, 15:34.80
    10th- Bill Schultz, 15:38.19

    100 Fly:
    3rd- Devin Crock, 48.52

    200 Fly:
    10th- Nelson Mora, 1:49.54

    100 Back:
    t3rd- Greg Main-Baillie, 49.91
    t3rd- Devin Crock, 49.91
    7th- Kevin Flanagan, 50.67

    100 Breast:
    2nd- Brett Petersen, 53.64

    200 Breast:
    7th- Brett Petersen, 2:01.09

    200 IM:
    10th- Greg Main-Baillie, 1:50.16

    One-Meter Diving
    1st- Brent Burkman, 514.00
    4th- Glenn Gonzales, 479.90
    8th- Ben Nuttall, 413.50

    Three-Meter Diving
    3rd- Brent Burkman, 508.95
    5th- Glenn Gonzales, 496.60

    200 Free Relay-1st, 1:20.62
    400 Free Relay- 2nd, 3:00.81
    800 Free Relay- 6th, 6:49.46
    200 Medley Relay- 3rd, 1:29.03
    400 Medley Relay- 2nd, 3:15.10

    SEMINOLES AT THE NCAA CHAMPIONSHIPS

    BRENT BURKMAN: Burkman made his first career appearance at the NCAA Championships, bringing home an impressive 20th on the 10-meter platform and 3-meter and 25th on the 1-meter. Burkman qualified for the meet after finishing 10th on the 1-meter, 13th on the 10-meter platform and 17th on the 3-meter at the NCAA Zone B Diving meet, hosted by Auburn University. A four year letter winner from Ruston, Va., Burkman won the 1-meter competition and finished 4th on the 3-meter at the 2000 ACC Championships. He has made the finals on both the 1-meter and 3-meter all four years as Seminoles, including taking 3rd on both boards at the 1998 and 1999 Championships. In 1997, Burkman finished 7th on both boards. He is a two-time All-ACC Honor Roll selection and has been named Florida State's men's diver of the year for two consecutive years. Burkman is the first diver to qualify for the meet since 1992 and will compete in the 1-meter and 3-meter as well as the 10-meter platform.

    BRETT PETERSEN: Petersen returned to the NCAA Championships after garnering All-American honors last year. A native of Pietermaritzburg, South Africa, Petersen was disqualified in the 100 Breast and finished 33rd in the 200 Breast. Petersen finished 2nd in the 200 Breast and 9th in the 100 Breast at the 2000 ACC Championships. He was also a member of the 2nd place 400 Medley Relay and 3rd place 200 Medley Relay at the conference meet. At the 1999 Championships, Petersen competed in the 100 and 200 Breast and the 400 Medley Relay. He took 2nd in the 200 Breast in the 1998 and 1999 conference championships and was on the 1997, 1998 and 100 ACC Champion 200 Medley Relay team. Petersen also competes internationally, including a 4th place finish in the 100m Breast at the Pan-Pacific Championships in Sydney, Australia last summer.


     

     

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