Florida State Cruises defeat mid-size opponents DII
Florida State Quad Meet 2021
- October 30, 2021
- MORCOM aquatic center
- Short distance course (SCY)
Over the weekend, the State of Florida hosted a trio of opponents in the state, including the women of West Florida and North Florida and the Florida men and women of the South. The meet was also a fundraiser to support breast cancer treatment, with the team teaming up with Tallahassee Memorial Hospital to sell shirts to benefit the TMH Walker Breast Center.
Summary of the women’s competition
The Seminole women outscored their three opponents, averaging almost 200 points and taking victory in almost every event.
FSU A team of Tania Quaflieri, Maddy Huggins, Aryanna Fernandes, and Gloria muzito combined for the best time of the competition in the 200 medley relay. The quartet finished in 1: 42.92. The school also closed the competition with a relay victory, taking first place in the 200 freestyle relay in 1: 36.09.
A freshman from Florida Southern claimed victory in the 1000 freestyle, Olivia miles. Miles shattered FSU’s dominance with a huge win in the event, leading Maggie Emary of FSU of almost four seconds. Miles finished in 10: 26.77. She finished later 5e in the 500 free (5: 12.42), with the FSUs Phoebe griffiths win in 4: 59.23.
Early in the competition, FSU swept the podium in two events, with the Seminole women taking the top three places in the 200 freestyle and 100 breaststroke. In the 200 freestyle, it was Nina Kucheran, Ashely zettle, and Tania Quaglieri who won the first 3 places. Leading the field was Kucheran in 1: 52.35, while Zettle was just behind her in 1: 52.97. Kucheran was a silver medalist in the 100m breaststroke at the 2019 ACC Championships. FSU also claimed a victory later in the 200 breaststroke competition, with Katherine Baker finishing in 2: 23.51.
The 100 backstroke saw West Florida and North Florida rise to the podium, although Florida State still won the top spot. While Jaden Herbet won the race’s first place in 57.24, it was followed by UWF Ester Rizzetto (57.65) and UNF Taylor warren (59.41). Rizzetto went on to take first place in the 100 freestyle with a time of 51.47, while Herbet also claimed a second victory in the 200 backstroke (2: 05.29).
In their second sweep of the encounter, Maddy Huggins leads the Seminoles with a first place, followed by Hannah womer and Nora wood. Huggins, a rookie to the team, finished in 1: 03.04 for the first victory of his college career. In winning the event, she beat Womer, a senior who finished 27e in the 100 breaststroke at the 2021 ACC Championships. Womer was close to his time in this competition, stopping the clock in 1: 03.37.
Edith Jernstedt took the 200 butterfly victory for FSU in 2: 03.75.
While the FSU women were dominant in the pool, they were equally strong on the boards, with the Seminoles taking the top three spots on the 1m and 3m boards. On the 1 meter, it was Samantha vear who came away with the best score in close competition with Victoria Cervantes Milan. Vear narrowly took the win, scoring 284.18 against 280.65 for Milan. On the 3 meters, Milan was able to leave with the best score of the peloton, finishing with 314.70.
Gloria muzito, a freshman at Florida State, took first place in the 50 free in 24.08. The SÃ©minoles finished with the first 4 times of the race.
The last individual event of the competition went to Florida State junior Syd VanOvermeiren, who took first place in the 400 IM. She finished in 4: 24.81.
Summary of the men’s competition
With just two men’s teams competing in the competition, the Seminoles scored a huge victory over Florida Southern.
The Seminoles started the competition with the top four places in the 200 medley relay, their A relay finishing in 1: 29.89.
The team continued their victory in the 1000 freestyle, as a junior Nick mason beat his teammate Zacharie Smith with a time of 9: 26.05. In the next event, Yordan Yanchev won the 200 freestyle. The only swimmer to dive below 1: 40.0, finishing in 1: 39.95. Later in the competition, he earned a second victory in the 500 freestyle, hitting a 4: 29.84. Yanchev comes out of a season that saw him finish 5e in the 500 freestyle at the 2021 NCAA Championships.
Breaking FSU’s winning streak was Brandon dyck in the 100 back. The Florida Southern senior touched in 50.54, just ahead of Arijus Pavlidi (50.60). Later in the competition, Pavlidi claimed his own victory, the first in the 200 backstroke in 1: 50.16.
The FSU allowed the swimmers to achieve victories in the following three events. Pierre Varjasi won the 100 breaststroke in 55.08, Brennan Hammon won the 200 end in 1: 51.97, and Max McCusker took the 50 free in 20.48.
After the dive, Adrien aguilar won first place in the 100 freestyle. The Florida State junior was the only swimmer to dive below 46.0, touching 45.84. It was followed by Eli Butters, a freshman with the Seminoles, who touched in 46.99.
Ludovic Viberti took first place in the 200 breaststroke, touching in 2: 04.29.
Mason Herbet won first place in the 100 butterfly with almost a second ahead of compatriot Seminole Pierre Varjasi. Herbet finished in 48.56. Nick mason won the last individual victory of the competition, touching in 4: 00.23 in the 400 IM.
FSU closed the competition by finishing in 1: 20.52 in the 200 freestyle relay.