2023 Osprey Invite
- September 30, 2023
- Jacksonville, Fla.
- SCY (25 yards)
- Florida State: 1056
- North Florida: 770.5
- Campbell: 745.5
- Georgia Southern: 666
Courtesy: FSU Athletics
Tallahassee, Fla. – The Florida State swimming and diving teams secured three wins on Saturday. Both the men’s and women’s team won the FSU Fall Classic and members of the women’s team also brought home the victory at the UNF Invite.
“It was a great way to start the year,” FSU head coach Neal Studd said. “I’m really proud of how the team competed hard and stayed positive throughout the meet. They kept a great team spirit through every event.”
Part of release recapping the FSU Fall Classic removed.
Members of the women’s team competed at UNF Competition Pool Complex in Jacksonville on Saturday morning.
Hailey Heldenbrand was the winner in the 200 back (2:03.58) ahead of Moulson (2:04.83) and Bishop (2:07.17) in third.
Moran placed first in the 200 breast (2:22.28) before the Noles went first, second and third in the 100 fly, led by Bird (56.19). Aimee DuHamel followed in second (56.98) and Bishop was third (57.11).
FSU had six swimmers in the top eight of the 100 free, led by Victoria Valko (52.53) in first place. Gabrianna Banks (52.85) followed in second at 52.85. Brooke Arnold (53.25) placed fourth, followed by Kiara Caamano (53.45) in fifth and Heldenbrand (53.56) was sixth. Phoebe Griffiths followed in eighth (53.88).
Moulson took first in the 200 IM (2:08.58) before FSU finished second in the 200 free relay to end the meet behind Heldenbrand, Arnold, Valko and Banks (1:36.24).
The Noles won the meet with a total of 1,056 points ahead of UNF (770.5), Campbell (745.5) and Georgia Southern (666).
“We had a really great day today,” FSU associate head coach Athena Spellman said. “We learned from little mistakes yesterday and really applied some good changes that made some big differences in races. I’m really looking forward to seeing our continued growth throughout the season.”
Courtesy: North Florida Athletics
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – North Florida women’s swimming leapfrogged Campbell on the final day of the Osprey Invite to secure an impressive second place finish among the likes of Florida State and Georgia Southern Saturday, Sept. 30.
The Ospreys recorded 17 top-five finishes on the day with freshman Kayla Daley notching two top-five times in the 100-yard butterfly and 200-yard individual medley. Overall, UNF would garner 35 top-ten individual finishes over the course of the two-day meet.
Florida State: 1056
North Florida: 770.5
Georgia Southern: 666
- The group of Sara Maschmeier, Victoria Torres, Ashley Cozad and Daley raced to a third place in the 400-yard medley with a combined time of 3:59.66
- Daley recorded three top-five individual times throughout the meet, while contributing to top-five finishes in the 200- and 400-yard medley relay
- Sophomore Faith Mutschler secured a third place finish in the 500-yard freestyle with a time of 5:07.00
- Victoria Torres and Ellie Hixenbaugh both secured top-five finishes in the 200-yard breaststroke touching the wall in 2:25.65 and 2:27.88 respectively
- Amanda Loomis notched a fifth place finish in the 200-yard individual medley with a time of 2:15.54
- The team of Amelia Hildebrand, Ashley Kephart, Cozad and Torres took home a fourth place finish in the 200-yard freestyle relay with a combined time of 1:40.30
- Daley’s time of 2:09.60 in the 200-yard individual medley was good for second place, her highest finish as an Osprey
- The 100-yard individual medley was swam for the first time since the UNF Season Kickoff Sept. 25, 2021
- This was the first of three home meets to kick off the 2023-24 competition season
“Both sessions of the Osprey Invite were a real indication of where our program is at this early in the season. A lot of things stood out to me this weekend. From top to bottom, everyone stepped up and raced hard. The attitude of the team was really positive and it showed in the water. Kaley Daley, Aydan Horrigan, Victoria Torres, and many, many others had great weekends. This is only the start as we move forward in our season, we now shift our focus to our upcoming meets. We’ll learn from this and keep improving. I am truly proud of the performance from the team.” —- Head Coach Ian Coffey
The Ospreys continue a three-meet home stretch hosting Tulane and UALR in a tri-meet Oct. 6-7 at the UNF Competition Pool Complex.