Oct. 28, 2004
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The Lead-Off Leg:
Florida State at ACC Quad Meet, Fri.-Sat (Oct. 29-30), 5 p.m. & 12 p.m.
Florida State vs. Georgia Tech, Maryland, Virginia Tech
Georgia Tech Aquatics Center -- Atlanta, Ga.
Women's Record (5-1, 1-0 ACC) Men: (3-1, 1-0 ACC)
The Nuts & Bolts:
Seminoles Meet Up With Three ACC Teams In Atlanta
Having started the ACC schedule with a pair of wins the Florida State swimming and diving teams will travel to the Georgia Tech Aquatic Center in Atlanta--the site of the 1996 Olympics--for a quad meet against Georgia Tech, Maryland and Virginia Tech. The first half of the meet begins at 5 p.m. on Friday (Oct. 29) with ten events and the last nine eventson Saturday with competition starting at 12 p.m.
FSU Nearly Perfect Against Yellow Jackets, Terrapins And Hokies
In the 41 meetings between the Seminoles and three other schools at this weekend's meet, FSU has only lost a grand total of one time. The men's team is 25-1 all-time against Georgia Tech, while holding a 5-0 edge versus the Terrapins and a 1-0 mark against Va. Tech. On the women's side, the Tribe are perfect with a 3-0 record against the Yellow Jackets, 5-0 vs. Maryland and 1-0 against the Hookies.
Klink Faces Former Employer For First Time
Florida State deck boss Neil Harper will have to look no further than his own staff to get a scouting report on Virginia Tech. Assistant coach Liz Klink is in her first year in Tallahassee after spending two seasons at Virginia Tech. During her tenure with the Hokies, Klink helped guidie the men's team to their best finish (second) in 2004 and the women's second best finish (third) in 2003.
Seminoles Continue Rivalry With Wreck, Renews With Terps & Hokies
Since 2000, the Florida State-Georgia Tech meet has been an annual contest with the Seminoles coming out on top every time. Last season, the women's team posted a 143-86 decision, while the men won 138-101. FSU hasn't met UM in a dual meet since 2001-02 when the women triumphed 132-11 and the men posted a 137-104 decision. To find the last dual meet between the Seminoles and the Hokies, one would have to go back to before half the current team was born. The loan meeting was a December 30, 1984, affair with the Seminoles winning both meets.
Top-Ten Cal Bears Get The Best Of Florida State
It was going to take a perfect meet for FSU to pull off an upset of a pair of top-ten California teams and even though the Seminoles had their best meet of the fall, it wasn't enough as the Bears won both contests. The fell 147-126 to the No. 7 program in the country and Cal's third-ranked men's team won 171-127.
Seminoles End West Coast Swing With Pair Of Wins Over Pacific
Florida State bounced back from its first losses of the year with two wins over Pacific. The men won all 11 events on their way to a 132.50-67.50 decision. The women's meet was a bit closer, with the Seminoles coming away with a 108-97 victory. Both squads were without the divers as Pacific does not have a dving well.
Both Squads Start 2004-05 In CSCAA Top 25
Perhaps the easiest measure of Florida State's success is its presence in the national polls. Both Seminole squads appear in the initial CSCAA poll, released October 22, with the women rated at No. 19 and the men holding the No. 24 spot. The men are the second-highest ranked ACC squad, behind #12 Virginia, while the women are one of five ranked league teams. Topping that list is this weekend's opponent Maryland, who is rated 14th. Virginia Tech checks in at No. 24
ACC Performer Of The Week Nominees:
Women - Senior Emily Breen (Savannah, Ga.) Here's Why: Posted four victories over the weekend, collecting two against seventh-ranked California...Won the 100 butterfly on both days, posting a season-best 57.10--the fifth fastest time in the ACC this year - vs. the Golden Bears...Fourth-place mark of 58.30 in the 100 backstroke is a season-best ...Also took part on the winning 200 free relay against Cal and swam the leadoff leg of the first-place 200 medley relay vs. Pacific.
Men - Junior Joel Roycik (Winter Park, Fla.) Here's Why: Captured three individual victories and took part in a pair of winning relays...Won the 100 freestyle against the third-ranked Bears...Swam the second leg of the winning 200 free relay against Cal that posted the top time in the ACC this year at 1:23.91...Scored wins in the 50 and 100 freestyle over Pacific...100 free time (46.13) is the best in the league this year, while the 50 mark (21.08) is third and the second-fastest dual meet time of his career...Anchoring the winning 200 free relay.
Powell Breaks Into The FSU All-Time Top Ten
In only a month's worth of competition, freshman Ian Powell (Guernsey, Channel Islands) has become one of the top backstrokers in the ACC. Against Cal he turned in the top 200 back time of the year, notching a 1:49.52 that ranks as the sixth-best time in school history. His 51.50 in the 100 sits fourth in the ACC
Breaststroker Factory At Florida State Continues With Jamerson
Just on the cusp of breaking into FSU all-time top ten is rookie Billy Jamerson (Savannah, Ga.). The freshman breaststroker sits just outside with his 56.61 in the 100--the second best time in the ACC--and his 2:05.81 at the 200-yard distance is third in the league.
Diver Courtney McClow Looks To Bookend Career With One-Meter Titles
Keeping Florida State in the meet with Cal was the performance of the women's diving team. The Seminoles swept all three spots on both boards, led by senior Courtney McClow (Jacksonville, Fla.) The diving captain posted a season and ACC-best 306.45 on the one-meter board. She rates third in a league with a three-meter tally of 290.05.
Brick Moves Out Of Dutton's Shadow And Into The Spotlight
Florida State doesn't appear to be letting go as the home of the league's top breaststroker. Sophomore Lauren Brick (Culpeper, Va.) posted a 1:03.69 against Pacific to rate as the best time in the league in 2004-05. The day before she nearly set a career-best with a 2:21.80 at the 200-yard distance.