VT’s Gyorgy Sets Pool Record in 200 IM on Day 1 vs. FSU, Duke

FLORIDA STATE VS. DUKE VS. VIRGINIA TECH

  • Results
  • Hosted by Duke
  • Friday, October 13th – Saturday, October 14th
  • 25 Yards
  • Dual Meet Format

TEAM SCORES THROUGH DAY 1

  • WOMEN: Virginia Tech 109.5, FSU 57.5
  • WOMEN: Virginia Tech 113, Duke 54
  • WOMEN: Duke 96, FSU 71
  • MEN: Virginia Tech 93, FSU 74
  • MEN: Virginia Tech 96, Duke 71
  • MEN: FSU 90, Duke 77

Florida State and Virginia Tech traveled to Duke this weekend for an ACC tri-meet. On the first night of the 2-day meet, the Hokies dominated on both the men’s and women’s sides. All-American IMer Reka Gyorgy put up one of the highlights of the meet, taking down a Pool Record in the 200 IM. She took the early lead over fellow VT All-American Klaudia Nazieblo, never looking back as she finished in 1:59.87 to Nazieblo’s 2:01.52.

Gyorgy returned later in the session for the 200 back. She battled closely with Duke’s Maddie Hess, leading by half a second at the halfway point. Hess made a late charge, but Gyorgy held her off to win it in 1:58.35 to Hess’ 1:58.43. Nazieblo also brought home a win for the Hokies, posting the only sub-2:00 time to win by over 3 seconds in 1:58.07.

The Seminole women put up a highlight swim in the 400 medley relay, taking down a Taishoff Aquatics Pavilion Pool Record. The team of Maddy Cohen (back- 56.00), Natalie Pierce (breast- 1:01.17), Elise Olsen (fly- 54.19), and Lexi Smith (free- 50.18) combined for a winning time of 3:41.54 to clear the mark.

On the men’s side, Norbert Szabo led the way for the Hokies as they built a lead in the standings over both FSU and Duke. He got the ball rolling in the 200 IM, taking hte early lead and holding on to win it in 1:50.61 ahead of FSU’s Rudo Loock (1:52.37) and Ryan Telford (1:52.47). Next, he took care of business in the 200 fly, nearly breaking 1:50 with a winning time of 1:50.04.

PRESS RELEASE – VIRGINIA TECH:

DURHAM, N.C. – The Virginia Tech men’s and women’s swimming and diving lead all duals after day one of the Hokies’ tri-meet against Duke and Florida State at the Taishoff Aquatics Pavilion in Durham, North Carolina.

Tech’s H2Okies women lead No. 23 Florida State 93-74 and are up on No. 20 Duke 96-71. The No. 19 Hokies’ men are dominating over No. 20 FSU 109.5-57.5 and Duke 113-54.

“Very pleased with our start,” said head coach Ned Skinner. “The women look very strong and I am pleased with the senior leadership from Klaudia [Nazieblo], Maggie [Gruber] and Adriana [Grabski]. Many new faces are emerging, too, in Joelle Vereb and Emily Meilus.”

The Hokies’ women got off to a strong start, taking the top spot in the 200yd freestyle (1:32.72) behind Joelle Vereb, Adriana GrabskiMaggie Gruber and Danielle Griggs. Tech followed up with a one, two finish from Reka Gyorgy and Klaudia Nazieblo, respectively, in the 200yd IM as Gyorgy set a pool record with a time of 1:59.87. Nazieblo clocked in at 2:01.52

Grace Kowal and Eleanor Matheson had top-3 finishes in the 500yd freestyle. Kowal came in second with a mark of 4:55.26 while Matheson finished third in 4:58.56. Kelly Henry brought in a third place finish in the 100yd breaststroke with a time of 1:04.28.

Gyorgy picked up her second top finish of the evening; this time in the 200yd backstroke, recording a time of 1:58.35. Freshman Emily Meilus finished just a few 10ths later with a time of 1:58.80 to come in third as a Duke swimmer split the Hokies to finish second.

Grabski and Griggs again turned in solid performances as Grabski took first in the 100yd freestyle (50.85) while Griggs finished third (51.24). Tech had another one, two finish with Nazieblo taking the 200yd butterfly with a time of 1:58.07. Gruber finished a few seconds later, tallying a time of 2:01.19.

The Hokies rounded out the evening’s swim events with a second place finish in the 400yd medley relay (3:42.03) with swims from Nazieblo, Henry, Gruber and Grabski.

Ashlynn Peters tallied a score of 319.10 in the women’s 3-meter diving event to finish second.

“The men did strong work today with big leadership from Justin Edwards and Harrison Pierce,” said Skinner. “[Jake] Lamparella and [Norbert] Szabo had key wins for us as well. New faces in [Lane] Stone and [Thomas] Hallock are promising for the future. We need to reset and be on our game in the morning, just like at ACCs and NCAAs.”

On the men’s side, the Hokies opened with a close 200yd freestyle relay as less than a second separated the top-3 teams. Tech finished third (1:20.94) behind Ian HoThomas HallockDavid Herbert and Harrison Pierce. FSU took the top spot in a time of 1:20.61.

Norbert Szabo gave the Hokies their first individual win of the evening and started the men on a win streak as Tech claimed four consecutive events. Szabo won the 200 IM in 1:50.61 and was followed by Lane Stone winning the 500yd (4:27.24). Justin Edwards finished with a time of 55.93 to win the 100yd breaststroke and Jake Lamparella claimed the 200yd backstroke with a time of 1:47.52. During the streak, Michael Craddock also brought in a top-3 finish, taking second in the 500 (4:29.95).

Ian Ho brought in a second place (44.68) finish in the 100yd freestyle before Szabo claimed his second top finish of the evening, winning the 200yd fly (1:50.04).

The Hokies wrapped up the evening with a third place finish in the 400yd medley relay with a time of 3:18.85 off swims from Lamparella, Edwards, Pierce and Ho.

Competition will resume at 10 a.m. on Saturday.

PRESS RELEASE – FLORIDA STATE:

DURHAM, N.C. –  A pool record, two relay victories and strong diving paced the (No.23/20) Florida State swimming and diving teams on the first night of the tri-meet against (No. 20/NR) Duke and (RV/19) Virginia Tech in Durham, N.C.

The Seminoles closed out the first night of competition by setting a new Taishoff Aquatics Pavilion pool record in the 400 medley relay behind freshman Madeline Cohen, senior Natalie Pierce, freshman Elise Olsen and senior Alexi Smith with a time of 3:41.54.

“The women’s team was able to get the pool record in the 400 medley relay,” FSU head coach Neal Studd said. “We’re leaving our name on the board so that’s pretty cool.”

Florida State was strong on the boards against two of the top diving teams in the ACC, winning both the men’s and women’s events.

Sophomore Ayla Bonniwell edged out the defending ACC 3-meter champion, Ashlynn Peters (VT) by just over one point, winning the 3-meter with a score of 320.35. Her classmate Molly Carlson followed in third, scoring 315.75 while senior Blaire Mulka placed seventh (275.10).

Freshman Josh Davidson held off Evan Moretti (338.85) and Nathaniel Hernandez (337.65) of Duke for the win on 1-meter with a tally of 342.00. Sophomore Cameron Thatcher was also in the mix, finishing fourth at 337.26 while senior Tyler Roberge placed sixth at 321.00.

Pierce also contributed a dominant victory in the 100 breast, touching at 1:02.79.

The men’s 200 free relay also opened the night with a victory with a time of 1:20.61 behind senior Chad Mylin along with juniors Will Pisani, Kanoa Kalealoha and Emir Muratovic.

After the first of two sessions, the No. 20 men’s team leads Duke 90-77, but trails No. 19 Virginia Tech 93-74. The 23rd-ranked women trail both No. 20 Duke (96-71) and Virginia Tech 109.5-57.5.

“It’s great to get ACC competition going,” Studd said. “Duke and Virginia Tech swam very well today, but we put some good points on the board today but it’s great to see teams in our conference. We’re going to be battling out for those places at ACC’s later in the season.”

The men’s team also had solid showings in the 200 IM as sophomore Rudo Loock placed second with a time of 1:52.37 just ahead of freshman Ryan Telford in third (1:52.47). Telford also led the Noles in the 100 breast, touching fourth at 56.69.

Senior Calvin Bryant also led in the 500 free, finishing third at 4:35.34, ahead of newcomer Alex Cronin in sixth (4:36.85).

Sophomore Griffin Alaniz and senior Connor Kalisz put up a third and fourth place showing in the 200 back, touching with times of 1:48.75 and 1:49.54.

Kaleoaloha was the top FSU finisher in the 100 free, placing third at 45.15 while sophomore Max Polianski took second in the 200 fly at 1:51.01.

Junior Shelly Drozda had a fourth place finish in the 200 back for the women, touching with a time of 2:00.03, while Smith also grabbed fourth in the 100 free at 51.25 and Olsen placed sixth at 51.59.

“I think our travel today took the edge off of us a little bit,” Studd said. “Hopefully we can get a good night of sleep and be ready to go tomorrow.”

Saturday’s session will start at 10 a.m. and will feature the 200 medley relay, 1000 free, 50 free, 100 back, 200 breast, 200 free, 100 fly, 1-meter diving (W), 3-meter diving (M) the 400 IM and the 400 free relay.

Live timing will be available on meet mobile and through sportstiming.com.

For more information on Florida State swimming and diving visit Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

PRESS RELEASE – DUKE:

DURHAM, N.C. – Several individual performances highlighted the Duke swimming and diving teams’ opening day of the 2017 season in a two-day double dual meet against ACC opponents Florida State and Virginia Tech at Taishoff Aquatics Pavilion.

The Blue Devils picked up three first-place finishes on the day, beginning with senior Verity Abel’s win in the 500-yard freestyle (4:53.41). Junior Yusuke Legard collected a win on the men’s side, taking first in the 100 freestyle at 44.52. Duke also claimed the top spot in the men’s 400 medley relay, as junior Max St. George, junior Judd Howard, Legard and sophomore Miles Williams combined for a time of 3:16.24.

Junior Evan Moretti paced the Blue Devil divers with a second-place showing on the one-meter board, earning an award of 338.85 points. Sophomore Nathaniel Hernandez was right behind him in third (337.65).

Freshman Connie Dean impressed in her Duke debut with a second-place performance in the 100 breaststroke (1:04.07) and a third-place finish in the 200 individual medley (2:03.55). On the men’s side, junior Sean Tate and Howard tied for second in the 100 breaststroke (56.40).

The Blue Devils also featured a pair of second-place finishes in the 200 backstroke as junior Maddie Hess (1:58.43) led the women and St. George (1:48.05) led the men. Sophomore Alyssa Marsh added a top-two finish in the 100 freestyle (50.86).

Duke kicked off the meet with second-place showings in the women’s (1:33.05) and men’s (1:20.92) 200 freestyle relays.

Action resumes Saturday at the Taishoff Aquatic Pavilion against the Hokies and Seminoles beginning at 10 a.m. Events on tap include the 200 medley relay, 1,000 freestyle, 50 freestyle, 100 backstroke, 200 breaststroke, 200 freestyle, 100 butterfly, 400 individual medley and the 400 freestyle relay, as well as women’s one-meter and men’s three-meter springboard diving. Live results will be available here.

Team Scores:
Duke Women 96, Florida State Women 71
Virginia Tech Women 113, Duke Women 54
Virginia Tech Women 109.5, Florida State Women 57.5

Florida State Men 90, Duke Men 77
Virginia Tech Men 96, Duke Men 71
Virginia Tech Men 93, Florida State Men 74

Top Duke Finishers by Event:
Women’s Three-Meter Diving: Lizzie Fitzpatrick (5th), 297.95
Men’s One-Meter Diving:  
Evan Moretti (2nd), 338.85

Women’s 200-Yard Freestyle Relay: Maddie HessAlyssa MarshHunter AitchisonLindsey Trematerra(2nd), 1:33.05
Men’s 200-Yard Freestyle Relay: Yusuke LegardMiles WilliamsSean TateMax St. George (2nd), 1:20.92

Women’s 200-Yard Individual Medley: Connie Dean (3rd), 2:03.55
Men’s 200-Yard Individual Medley: Sheldon Boboff (6th), 1:53.68

Women’s 500-Yard Freestyle: Verity Abel (1st), 4:53.41
Men’s 500-Yard Freestyle: Spencer Lafata (6th), 4:37.13

Women’s 100-Yard Breaststroke: Connie Dean (2nd), 1:04.07
Men’s 100-Yard Breaststroke: Judd Howard & Sean Tate (2nd), 56.40

Women’s 200-Yard Backstroke: Maddie Hess  (2nd), 1:58.43
Men’s 200-Yard Backstroke: Max St. George (2nd), 1:48.05

Women’s 100-Yard Freestyle: Alyssa Marsh (2nd), 50.86
Men’s 100-Yard Freestyle: Yusuke Legard (1st), 44.52

Women’s 200-Yard Butterfly: Isa Paez (3rd), 2:02.79
Men’s 200-Yard Butterfly: Daichi Matsuda (5th), 1:53.28

Women’s 400-Yard Medley Relay: Maddie HessConnie DeanAlyssa MarshLeah Goldman (3rd), 3:43.77
Men’s 400-Yard Medley Relay: Max St. GeorgeJudd HowardYusuke LegardMiles Williams (1st), 3:16.24

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