Swimming & Diving ACCtion: Weekend of February 6-8
Feb. 6, 2009
H2Okie men defeat Maryland to end the regular season
To open the meet the team of senior Ian deToll, junior Jonathan Huss and sophomores Trey Stewart and Richard Ulatowski led the Virginia Tech `B' team to a victory in the 200 medley relay. The squad touched in with a time of 1:30.96, to get Tech on the board early in the meet.
Freshman Blake Trabuchi-Downey had the most individual wins on the evening with two. The Vineland, N.J. native swam the 1000 free event in a time of 9:22.16, a new top time for the freshman. Meanwhile, Trabuchi-Downey also won the 500 free, crossing the finish line in 4:35.76.
The Terrapin seniors took center stage Saturday afternoon as the Maryland swimming and diving team defeated Georgetown at Eppley Recreation Center Natatorium.
The men's squad upended the Hoyas, 140-98, much in part to a solid day from senior John Closs. Closs captured the 50 free (21.22) and tallied a lifetime best in a first-place finish in the 100 free (46.79). The senior class continued to shine as Andy Dilz and Eric Cullen came up with clutch first-place performances. Dilz won the 100 back (52.82) and 200 breast (2:07.06) while Cullen took first in the 100 breast (57.01). On the men's side, Kyle Glennon, Chris Chambers and Dong Kim all celebrated Senior Day Saturday as well.
The Maryland women were led to a 134-94 win courtesy of its lone senior, Yelena Skalinskaya, who won the 50 free (23.67). Not to be outdone, the Terrapin freshmen had a solid day in the pool as well, as Ginny Glover registered a solid time in the 200 back (2:01.37) and Alexa Hamilton continued to excel in the 200 breast (2:19.14). Jackie Davidson took first in the 100 back (57.66) while Laura Wright had another quality meet for Maryland, registering a top time in the 200 IM (2:06.39).
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The Florida State swimming and diving teams were defeated by Auburn on Saturday at the Bobby E. Leach Center pool. The Seminole women lost 166-120 and the men were beaten 167-122. The Tigers earned 12 new NCAA provisional cuts during the meet.
The women were paced on the diving board by junior Katie Sirounis. The Indian Harbor Beach, Fla., native won the one-meter (273.20) and three-meter (307.15) competitions to sweep the boards.
While the Garnet and Gold women did not win any events in the pool they did turn in some top performances. Junior Tiffany Elias and sophomore C.J. Hendry both turned in second place finishes in butterfly events. Elias was runner-up in the 200 fly with a season best time of 2:01.77 while Hendry placed second in the 100 fly (55.05) which was also a season best. Sophomores Jocelyn Phillips and Holly Mills and freshman Jessica Sabotin each had a third place finish. Phillips touched third in the 500 free (4:59.17), Mills in the 1000 free (10:15.38) and Sabotin in the 400 individual medley (4:26.15).
On the men’s side it was senior Dan Frebel who once again swept the diving events for FSU. The Indianapolis, Ind., native was victorious on the one-meter with a six dive total of 327.95 and on the three-meter with a score of 352.15. In the water Florida State’s lone victory came from sophomore Ian Rowe who was victorious in the 1000 free with a season best time of 9:17.31. Junior Nick Graves turned in a pair of second place performances in the 1000 free (9:20.21) and 500 free (4:34.98). The Seminoles also got second place performances from junior Scott Thacker in the 200 breast (2:02.90) and sophomore Rob Holderness who swam his best time of the season in the 400 individual medley (4:03.17).
Boston College at New England Invitational
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