FSU Wins Men’s Title, Women Second Behind SOFLO’s Sell, Oliver At Georgia Tech Invitational

FSU Wins Men’s Title, Women Second Behind SOFLO’s Sell, Oliver At Georgia Tech Invitational


WRITTEN BY SHARON ROBB

November 22, 2010

SOFLO’s Tyler Sell earned a Top 4 finish to help Florida State win the men’s team title for the second consecutive year at the Georgia Tech Invitational over the weekend in Atlanta.

Sell, a freshman, finished fourth in the 1,650-yard freestyle in 15:35.32 and won the “B” final in the 500-yard freestyle in 4:28.77.

FSU, the nation’s No. 20 ranked men’s team. totaled 1,398 points. The women’s team finished second with 1,045.50 points.

“We did really well and responded well to a little rest,” FSU coach Neil Harper said. “There was great competition. I’m really pleased with the way our team got up to race.

“Our experienced kids did what we are used to them doing, they took the lead, but the freshmen stepped up as well. You never know if the freshmen would be confident but every day we came to the pool to race and compete.”

Freshman Paul Murray was fifth in the 100-yard freestyle (45.14) and was a member of the second place 400-yard freestyle relay with an NCAA provisional time of 2:57.63.

Freshman Tiffany Oliver was the highest FSU women’s finisher with a  second-place NCAA provisional time of 49.54 in the 100-yard freestyle, was second in the 200-yard freestyle in 1:48.64, and third in the 50-yard freestyle in 22.71. Oliver also swam the 100-yard backstroke in 59.22.

Oliver was also a member of the 400-yard medley relay team (3:43.92), 800-yard freestyle relay (7:20.45) and anchored the 200-yard medley relay team (1:42.89).

“I think everyone looks really good for this time of the season and Tiffany is one of those who responded so well to a little rest,” Harper said. “It makes me feel confident that the work we are doing and everything about our program.”

The women clinched second with a second-place finish and school record in the 400-yard freestyle relay in an NCAA provisional time of 3:19.67. Oliver swam lead-off leg.

Freshman Ashley Hicks was a member of FSU’s “B” 400-yard medley relay team (3:45.63), 200-yard medley relay (1:44.31), anchored the 400-yard freestyle relay (3:25.56) and 200-yard freestyle relay (1:35.75). Hicks also finished the 100-yard backstroke in 55.78, 200-yard backstroke in 2:00.12, 50-yard freestyle in 24.18 and 100-yard freestyle in 52.36.

“I’m excited they competed well as a team,” Harper said. “We had participants in every final and we got on a little bit of a roll.”

The Seminoles will host Florida on Tuesday under the lights at the Morcom Aquatic Center before holiday break.

The No. 4-ranked Gators finished second behind the FSU men with 1,221 points and third in the women’s race with 939.

University of Miami was fourth among women with 519 points. The Hurricanes broke seven school records and swam nine NCAA provisional qualifying times. SOFLO’s Dana Hatic was second in the “B” finals of the 100-yard breaststroke in a season-best 1:04.44. She also finished the 200-yard individual medley in 2:09.25.

Texas A&M won the women’s title with 1,735.50 points, nearly 700 points ahead of FSU.

Kuczynski Earns Six NCAA “B” Cut Times

With SOFLO’s Caroline Kuczynski swimming individual and relay events, Arizona State’s women’s team finished strong on the final day of the Arena Invitational at UC San Diego. The Sun Devils placed third with 693.5 points. Stanford won the team title with 1,641 points.

Kuczynski was a member of ASU’s “A” winning 200-yard medley relay that broke the meet record in 1:38.93, also an NCAA “B” cut.

Kuczynski was a member of ASU’s “A” relay that finished third in the 400-yard freestyle relay with an NCAA B-cut time of 3:22.52. She was a member of the runner-up 800-yard freestyle relay in 7:14.28, also an NCAA “B” cut time and third place 400-yard medley relay team that placed third in 3:36.89, an NCAA “B” cut.

Kuczynski, a sophomore, won the consolation round of the 200-yard butterfly with an NCAA “B” cut time of 1:59.79 and consolation round of the 100-yard butterfly in 53.11, also an NCAA “B” cut.

In a meet against USC which the Sun Devils dropped 172-121, Kuczynski was second in the 100-yard butterfly in 55.16, second in the 200-yard individual medley (2:07.54), third in the 200-yard butterfly (2:02.61) and swam ASU’s runner-up 400-yard medley relay (3:45.30).

O’Shaughnessy, Seton Hall Third In Patriot Invitational

SOFLO’s Ryan O’Shaughnessy picked up points in four individual evens to help Seton Hall’s men’s team finish fourth among nine teams at the three-day Patriot Invitational at George Mason University. O’Shaughnessy was eighth in the 200-yard individual medley, 10th in the 200-yard breaststroke and 14th in the 100-yard breaststroke and 400-yard individual medley. In a meet against St. Peter’s University, O’Shaughnessy was second in the 200-yard breaststroke (2:12.20), fourth in the 100-yard breaststroke (1:00.22) and member of the third-place in the 400-yard medley relay (3:38.80).

SOFLO’s Bandy Competes At Purdue Invitational

Kevin Bandy of Louisville was tenth in the 200-yard butterfly in 1:54.10, bettering his prelim time of 1:55.12 during the Purdue Invitational. He was 17th in the 1,650-yard freestyle in 16:02.95, 48th in the 200-yard freestyle in 1:47.43 and 29th in the 500-yard freestyle in 4:36.66, bettering his prelim time of 4:38.26. The men’s team finished third after three days of competition Sunday in West Lafayette with 653.5 points. Purdue won with 968.5 points.

Phelan Top 10 Finisher In Tri-Meet

Indiana freshman Brittney Phelan finished ninth in the 100-yard breaststroke in 1:07.31 in a tri-meet with Big 10 opponents Penn State and No. 9-ranked Virginia in Charlottesville, Va.

SOFLO’s Mantay, Marx Swim In Hilltopper Invitational

Krista Mantay anchored and Courtney Marx swam third leg on Western Kentucky’s fourth-place 800-yard freestyle relay that finished fourth in 7:53.27 during the three-day Hilltopper Invitational at Bowling Green, Ky. Marx was third in the 100-yard butterfly in 57.88 and fifth in the 200-yard individual medley (2:09.06). She was also a member of WKU’s fifth-place 400-yard medley relay (3:59.29). Mantay was 11th in the 500-yard freestyle in 5:16.68 after swimming 5:11.53 in prelims. She was 15th in the 400-yard individual medley in 4:49.52. WKU broke seven pool records.

Sharon Robb can be reached at sha11cats@aol.com.

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