October 12, 2013

South Florida Aquatic Club’s Tiffany Oliver of Florida State swept the sprint freestyle events but the Seminoles lost to Alabama, 167-133 on Saturday in Tuscaloosa, Ala.

The senior team captain won the 50-yard freestyle in 23.10 and 100-yard freestyle in 50.53.

She also led off FSU’s 200-yard medley relay (1:43.44) and anchored the 400-yard freestyle relay (3:26.17). Both relays finished second.

Florida State men defeated Alabama, 179-121.

Alex Rodriguez was fourth in the 100-yard breaststroke in 56.26 and fourth in the 200-yard breaststroke in 2:04.85.

Three FGC swimmers, Paul Murray, Jason McCormick and Jemal LeGrand were members of the winning 400-yard freestyle relay that won in 2:59.70, edging the Tide in 2:59.96.

Other Florida Gold Coast swimmer top four results for FSU:

Paul Murray and Connor Knight were members of FSU’s winning 200-yard medley relay that won in 1:29.72, just out-touching Alabama in 1:29.89 with Murray swimming anchor.

Dylan Marsolek was second in the 1,650-yard freestyle in 15:56.35 and sixth in the 500-yard freestyle in 4:40.99.

Jemal LeGrand, a freshman, was fourth in the 200-yard freestyle in 1:41.75.

Ashley Hicks was second in the 200-yard backstroke in 2:04.10 and fourth in the 100-yard backstroke in 57.19.

Connor Knight won the 200-yard butterfly in 1:47.43 and won the 100-yard butterfly in 48.13. Juan Sequera was third in the 200-yard butterfly in 1:50.73.

Paul Murray won the 50-yard freestyle in 20.50 and Jason McCormick was fourth in 20.88.

Murray was second in the 100-yard freestyle in 44.88.

Sequera was third in the 200-yard breaststroke in 2:02.66.

The Alabama meet was the second meet of the weekend for the FSU women who also swam against Tulane and West Florida in Pensacola on Friday. The Seminoles defeated Tulane, 232-68 and West Florida, 241-59.

In the tri-meet, Oliver was a member of the winning 200-yard medley relay (1:44.42) and 400-yard freestyle relay (1:35.64); won the 200-yard freestyle in 1:52.64 and 100-yard freestyle in 51.25.

The wins also marked the successful debut of FSU first-year coach Frankie Bradley, a former FGC swimmer.

Other Florida Gold Coast swimmer results:

Texas freshman Tasija Karosas led off the winning 200-yard medley relay (1:43.69), anchored the winning 200-yard freestyle relay (1:34.73) and added two NCAA B cuts in the 100-yard backstroke in 54.91 and 200-yard backstroke in 1:58.82 in her college meet debut in the Longhorns’ 149-99 win over Rice in the team’s season opener. Texas won all 16 events.

Sharon Robb can be reached at sha11cats@aol.com