Swimming & Diving ACCtion: Weekend of November 16-18
Nov. 19, 2007
ATLANTA, Ga. - Florida State swimming and diving finished off an impressive weekend taking home first place on both the men's and women's side of the Georgia Tech Invitational in Atlanta, Ga.
The No. 21 ranked women dominated its competition scoring 1127 points, more than 300 points ahead of second place LSU, including 16 NCAA "B" qualifying times during the weekend.
The Seminoles scored six more of those times on Sunday beginning with junior Caroline Robertson's (Ocala, Fla.) fourth place finish in the 1650 free (16:51.72). Freshman Holly Mills (Ruislip, Middlesex, England) continued her impressive first season with another qualifying time in the 200 back (1:59.46).
On the men's side, No.24 Florida State came from behind to pass LSU on Sunday pulling out a 20 point victory over the Tigers. The Seminoles started the day off with a NCAA "B" qualifying time in the 1650 by freshman Ian Rowe (Towson, Md.) as he won the event in a time of 15:12.00.
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. - The North Carolina women's swimming and diving team finished no lower than second place in all seven events in the final day of the Janis Hape Dowd Nike Cup Invitational at Koury Natatorium. The Tar Heels won the competition with an overall total of 1057 points.
Virginia Tech's women finished second with 934.5 points. Clemson took third with 655 points, Kentucky took fourth with 537, East Carolina took fifth with 309, Syracuse took sixth with 215 and Yale took seventh with 99.5.
On the men's side, Virginia Tech won the invitational with 964.5 points. Clemson came in second with 806.5 points. North Carolina finished third with 716 points. Kentucky was fourth with 649, Yale was fifth with 340, Syracuse was sixth with 222 and East Carolina was seventh with 138.
COLLEGE PARK, Md. - The Maryland men's swimming and diving program completed their third day at the Terrapin Cup Invitational. The Terps finished third with a final score of 697.
UConn (955) and West Chester (800) placed ahead of the Terps. Behind Maryland was William & Mary (533), Drexel (397), Villanova (227) and Mary Washington (195).
"We swam very fast tonight," said Interim Head Coach Jarod Schroeder. "Eric (Cullen) swam one of his best times tonight, while Chris (Rouchard) swam his best time in the mile. It was very exciting to come back at night and swim with that intensity."
On the women's side, the Terps placed second with a combined total of 609 points.
"Overall, I thought we swam really fast," commented Interim Head Coach Jarod Schroeder. "It was very exciting to come back tonight and swim with that intensity."
UConn placed ahead of the Terps with 700 points. Maryland placed in front of seven other teams including William & Mary (585), Richmond (514.5), Villanova (462), Navy 320, West Chester (315), Drexel (237.5) and Mary Washington (110).
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CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. - The Virginia men's swimming and diving teams fell to Tennessee 156-144 Thursday at the Aquatic and Fitness Center.
The loss drops the Cavaliers to 4-2 in dual meet competition this season, while the Volunteers stay unbeaten at 5-0.
"I was very pleased with the attitude, determination, and excellence with which we swam," said head coach Mark Bernardino. "It was very strong Tennessee team. We fought and battled from the time the first whistle blew until the last touch, but it was a great meet. It was a day of outstanding college swimming. You don't see them much better than this."
Tennessee won the first event of the afternoon, the 200 medley relay, swimming in a winning time of 1:29.25. The Cavalier team of Bryan Stahl, PJ Sullivan, Lee Robertson and Scot Robison placed second in 1:31.39, while UVa's squad of Tony Colella, John Azar, Eric Olesen and Zach Kohl finished third in 1:32.70.