Noles Top NOVA, Holderness Sixth in 200 Breast

By: FSU Sports Information
By: FSU Sports Information

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The Florida State swimming and diving team earned a sweep against Nova Southeastern on Saturday. The men defeated the Sharks 133-69, while women won 140-53.

The women (3-0), once again were balanced with nine different event winners. Sophomore Marissa Harrington once again won the 1000 free (10:23.96) and freshman Tiffany Oliver continued her strong start in the 50 free (24.05) with another victory.

On the men’s side, the Seminoles (2-0) bounced back from a poor performance led by a pair of senior captains. Robby Hayes and Matt Shead both won a pair of events. Hayes touched first in the 200 individual medley (1:56.56) and the 100 free (46.58) and Shead was victorious in the 50 free (21.26) and 200 breast (2:07.24).

Holderness Sixth in 200 Breast

Senior Rob Holderness capped his week at the Commonwealth Games in Dehli, India with a sixth-place finish in the 200 breast. Holderness swam a personal best time of 2:11.85 which is also a NCAA automatic qualifying time.

Florida State returns to the friendly confines of the Morcom Aquatic Center for a meet against ACC rival Miami, Florida Gulf Coast and Florida A&M on Saturday, October 23.

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