JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – The Florida State men’s swimming and diving team defeated North Carolina Wilmington, 154-130, Saturday afternoon in Jacksonville, Fla. Tal Stricker, Matt Wheeler and Michael Averett, who each captured two individual wins, led the Seminoles as FSU took first place in 11 events.
Stricker captured the 100m breaststroke with at time of 1:07.84 and then the 200m breast with a winning mark of 2:29.89. Wheeler first won the 200m butterfly with a time of 2:11.25 and later took first place in the 200m individual medley, touching the wall at 2:17.29. Averett’s first win of the day came in the 100m freestyle (55.11) before placing first in the 100m fly at 58.87.
Other individual wins for the Tribe came from team captain Jonathan Kaplan (200m backstroke, 2:16.01), Alan Ribeiro (200m free, 2:01.54) and Chris Lang (100m back, 1:02.22).
The Seminoles also won both relay events. The 400m medley relay squad of Lang, Wickus Nienaber, Averett and Joey Marshburn touched the wall first with a time of 4:04.17. Meanwhile, Marshburn, Nnamnse Ammons, Matt Carmen and Michael Paulus paced the competition in the 400m free relay with a winning time of 3:38.8.
Diving results from today’s action were not reported.
The Seminoles stayed active during the winter break, competing at the Indian River Relays, which they won with a score of 44 points.
FSU will host Florida Atlantic next Saturday, January 12, at noon at the Bobby E. Leach Aquadic Center on the Florida State campus.