FSU and FIU came down to swim us on October 8th for our first dual meet of the year. FSU is a solid swim team in the ACC’s so we expected them to swim their off events. With this in mind, Coach Steve wanted to swim a somewhat strong lineup. He put me in the 200 free, 200 back and 400 im. Before the meet, I got to speak to Jordan Horsley and Mateo De’Angelo, friends from IRSC.
Coach Steve put me in the B relay doing breast and I beat Alan Forbes by 0.1 who was on the A relay doing breast. For my first individual event, Mateo and I swam the 200 free. Knowing that he was in it got me a little excited because I knew he was going to race well like always. We were a few lanes apart but I could still see him. On the last wall, I could see we were pretty even so I kicked as hard as I could and out-touched him by 0.03. In the 200 back Csaba, David and I had a rematch from the UF invite. I had a great race and was about 0.4 behind Csaba and about 1 sec ahead of David. Now to finish off the end of the meet with the 400 IM. From I swam at UF and the previous events, I was hoping to go around 4:10. I felt pretty strong through the race and after breaststroke being ahead of Csaba, I knew it was going to be a good time. I ended up going 4:02 which was 5 seconds faster than my Finals time at UF.
Coach Steve was pretty happy with the Mens side but not so thrilled with the Womens side. Fsu beat us 160 to 130 so it was a pretty close meet. Eszter Bucz got the “Hammer” award.
50 breast on relay: 26.45
200 free: 1:41.89 Place: 1st
200 back: 1:54.53 Place: 2nd
400 IM : 4:02:74 Place: 1st