Swimming & Diving ACCtion: Weekend of January 15-17

Jan. 17, 2010


Seminoles Tame Tigers
The Florida State men and women's swimming and diving team rebounded from a midweek loss to Virginia to defeat Clemson Saturday afternoon at McHugh Natatorium. The Seminole women defeated the Tigers 191-109 and the men won 176-124.

On the women's side, the Seminoles won 12 events at the meet. Four athletes earned two wins each at Saturday's meet. Jocelyn Phillips won the 200 free with a time of 1:51.68 and the 500 free with a time of 4:57.87. Stephanie Sarandos was victorious in the 100 back (56.80) and the 200 back (2:01.52). C.J. Hendry won the 200 butterfly (2:02.42) and the 100 butterfly (56.10). Aleia Monden won the one-meter dive for the second straight meet with a score of 328.35 and also won the three-meter dive with a score of 286.95.

Four additional Seminoles earned a win each as Charlotte Broadbent won the 1000 free (10:11.23), Brittany Selts claimed the 50 free (23.50), Kristine Polley won the 200 breast (2:21.59) and Jamie Barrett finished first in the 200 IM (2:07.02).

Georgia Tech Splits with NC State
The Georgia Tech swimming & diving teams returned to action on Saturday afternoon in a dual meet against NC State. The Yellow Jacket men's team was victorious over the Wolfpack 167-131, while the Tech women lost 184-110.

With the victory, the men's team improved to 4-4 on the year, 2-2 in ACC meets, while the women's team fell to 4-5-1 (1-4 in the ACC) with the loss.

Things got underway poolside in the women's 400 medley relay, in which Georgia Tech's A-team of Heidi Hatteberg, Hen Pauker, Christine Chuang and Agatha Kwasnik finished second in a time of 3:50.6 to put Tech on the board with four points.

H2Okies top Davidson on Senior Day
The H2Okies defeated the Davidson Wildcats in their final home meet of the season as the Tech men earned a 144-87 victory and the women added a 134-100 win, as 13 seniors were honored on Senior & Parent’s Day at War Memorial Pool on Saturday. The Tech teams combined for 23 victories (12 for the men, 11 for the women) en route to victory.

The triumphs propelled the men to a 4-1 record for the season at their home facility, while the women finished 5-1 at War Memorial Pool. Both home losses came to Virginia on Oct 21.

Both squads opened the day with strong starts in the 400 medley relay, with the women taking the top-three spots and the men finishing one-two. The women posted a winning time of 3:53.93 and the men took first in 3:27.75. Both teams also concluded the meet with victories in the 200 freestyle relay.

Terps Top Villanova and Pitt
Ginny Glover won three individual events and helped the 400 free relay to a critical win to help lift the Maryland women's swimming and diving team past Pitt and Villanova this weekend.

Maryland topped Villanova, 247-106, and Pitt, 181-172, and fell just short against Penn State, 185-168.

Glover, who has racked up two ACC Swimmer of the Week honors this season, won the 100 back (55.87), 100 free (51.48) and 200 free (1:50.09) while finishing second in the 200 back (2:00.20). The sophomore swam the final leg of the 400 free relay to close out Saturday and pick up the win against Pitt. She combined on that relay with Laura Wright, Annie Fittin and Megan Lafferty.

Miami Swimmers Take Down CCSU, 163-60
The University of Miami swimming team won all 11 events on Saturday en route to a 163-60 victory over visiting Central Connecticut State at the Norman A Whitten University Center Pool in Coral Gables, Fla. Saturday's win allowed the Hurricanes to finish the home season with three wins against four opponents.

Miami started the day with a win in the 200-yard medley relay, turning in a season third-best performance of 1:47.77 by the Miami `A' squad. The Miami `B' team collected a second place mark of 1:52.79 in the race.

After winning her first collegiate 500-yard freestyle event last week against Illinois and Nebraska, freshman Christine Anderson took part in her first 1000-yard freestyle against CCSU. The result was the same, with the Chattanooga, Tenn., freshman claiming a winning time of 10:24.88. The time would serve as the third-fastest on the team thus far on the year. Sophomore Taylor Grenda was in third place (10:45.53) followed by classmate Gina Mayer (10:54.78) and fellow sophomore Erin Simpson (11:01.06). For Simpson and Grenda, this would also serve as their first 1000 freestyle of the season. 

Terps Fall at Pitt
The Maryland men's swimming and diving team fell against Pitt and Penn State this weekend in tri-meet action at Trees Pool.

Andrew Relihan led the way for Maryland with a pair of second-place finishes in the 200 IM (1:53.59) and 200 back (1:50.22) and touched the wall third 400 IM (4:03.57).

Chris Rouchard took third in the 1650 free (16:03.77) and freshman Nick Evans was close behind with a fourth-place finish (16:05.95). Evans also took second in the 500 free (4:36.88). 

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