Swimming & Diving ACCtion: Weekend of January 4-6
Jan. 7, 2008
TALLAHASSEE, Fla.- Florida State swimming and diving completed their 10 day training trip on Saturday with the men defeating UNC-Wilmington 130-104 and the women beating North Florida 146-84 and UNC-Wilmington 144-87 in Jacksonville, Fla.
Before squaring off with two teams in Jacksonville, the Seminoles completed their training trip in Naples, Fla. by competing in a pair of exhibition relays at the YMCA. On the men's side freshmen Matt Shead, Rob Holderness and Robby Hayes teamed with sophomore Dan Bradford to compete in the 200 medley relay. On the women's side, senior Stacey Rademacher and freshmen Lowri Tynan, C.J. Hendry and Brittany Selts also competed in the 200 medley relay.
BOCA RATON, FL - The Clemson Men's and Women's Swimming teams defeated the Florida Atlantic Owls Thursday in a meet that was shortened significantly due to the weather. The outdoor meet at FAU Pool saw temperatures drop below 50 degrees during the meet.
The men won 38-16, while the women prevailed 39-15.The men improved their mark to 7-1 (3-1 ACC), while the women have won two dual meets in a row and sit at 3-5 (1-3 ACC).
Head Coach Chris Ip said, "It was a good meet outdoors. We got a chance to see our team's character in unusual conditions, and I think we responded well. It was really cold out there, and the swimmers had to stay in the water to stay warm."
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. - The Georgia Tech men's swimming team (1-5) dropped a dual meet to fifth-ranked Tennessee (6-0), 98-63 this afternoon. The Yellow Jackets won two of the day's nine events in the 150-yard breaststroke relay and the 150-yard backstroke relay. The coaches of the two teams decided to make this a "fun" day and had a laid-back format with some different events than usual.
The Tech team of Mickey Malul, Jeremy Jackson and Andy Miller won the 150-yard breastroke relay in a time of 1:19.91. The Jackets also grabbed a win in the 150-yard backstroke relay as Matt Tang, Johnny Hagaman and Joe Way Lee touched the wall in 1:11.97.
CORAL GABLES, Fla. - The University of Miami swimming and diving team opened the 2008 portion of its schedule when it hosted Notre Dame Friday morning at the Norman Whitten Student Union Pool.
Annika Saarnak had the top individual day for Miami, winning the 100-yard freestyle event in a time of 52.75, beating out second-place Amywren Miller who timed in at 54.05. She also placed second in the 200-yard event, coming in at 1:55.17 behind the Irish's Christa Riggins, who finished at 1:52.28.
UM's 400-yard freestyle relay team of Saarnak, Elisabeth Torres, Kirsten Pomerleau and Ryann Labreche came in at 3:37.62, winning the event by nearly eight seconds over Notre Dame's team of Katie Guida, Ashlee Edgell, Megan Farrell and Samantha Maxwell that finished in 3:45.54.
Clemson, North Carolina at Georgia Diving Invitational
Boston College at Orange Bowl Classic