Swimming & Diving ACCtion: October 15-18
Oct. 18, 2008
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The Florida State swimming and diving team swept ACC Rival Georgia Tech on Saturday at the Morcom Aquatic Center. The men won 164-135 while the women were victorious by a score of 193.5-103.5.
“It was a great meet from top to bottom,” FSU head coach Neil Harper said. “I’m glad that we swam well at home. We showed a lot of heart today and I was excited about how we supported each other.”
WILMINGTON, N.C. – The Duke men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams each picked up their first victory of the season Saturday afternoon, as the Blue Devils swept UNC-Wilmington on the road at the Seahawk Natatorium.
The Duke men defeated the Seahawks 165-135, while the women won by a score of 180-112 in the season-opening dual meet for both programs.
Hurricanes Swimmers/Divers Defeat FIU in Local Meet
Coral Gables, Fla. - The University of Miami swimming & diving team captured an unprecedented 20 top three times/scores on Friday and Saturday to blow past local foe FIU, 197-122, at the Norman A. Whitten Student Union Pool on Saturday afternoon in Coral Gables, Fla.
Miami (3-2) started things off sweeping the diving events (1-meter, 3-meter) on Friday afternoon and continued that scoring outburst on Saturday. Overall, the Hurricanes accounted for nine first place finishes in the 13-event format.
Columbia, S.C. - The University of North Carolina men's and women's swimming and diving teams posted their first victories of the season in a dominating fashion at the Carolina Natatorium on Friday afternoon. The UNC men claimed 12 event wins and the women took 11 en route to victory.
The Tar Heel men were led by a trio of triple event winners. Freshman Evan Reed, sophomore Vinny Pryor, and junior Jeff James were all part of the winning 400-medley relay and claimed two individual events apiece. Reed won the 100- and 200-yard freestyles, Pryor won the 100- and 200-yard breaststrokes, and James won the 100- and 200-yard backstrokes.
The Boston College women's swimming and diving team recorded a dual meet victory on Oct. 17 against local rival Northeastern.
The Eagles benefited from strong performances by Caroline Byron and Megan Hennessey, who combined won 45 points for BC.
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. - The University of North Carolina men's and women's swimming and diving teams fell to the University of Georgia on Wednesday at Koury Natatorium in the season opener for both teams.
On the men's side, freshman Evan Reed made his debut as a Tar Heel by winning the 100- and 200-yard freestyles. Individual wins also came from junior Jeff James in the 200-yard backstroke, sophomore Tyler Harris in the 400-yard individual medley and junior David Solarz on the three-meter diving board.