Four Florida State swimmers were selected to represent the 21st-ranked Seminoles at the 2018 NCAA Men’s Swimming and Diving Championships from March 21-24 in Minneapolis, Minn.
“We are very excited about our qualifiers and how they stack up,” FSU head coach Neal Studd said. We have some very strong relays which can translate into big team points.”
Senior Chad Mylin, juniors Will Pisani and Kanoa Kaleoaloha and sophomore Max Polianski were all selected individually along with four FSU relays to compete.
As the lone Seminole to qualify individually for back-to-back NCAAs on the team, Mylin was selected to swim the 50 free (19.35). He will be seeded 27th. The Longwood, Fla., native can also exercise the option to race in the 100 back and 100 free.
Kaleoaloha turned in an automatic qualifying time of 45.28 in the 100 fly and will be seeded eighth in the event. He was one of 14 student-athletes to achieve the ‘A’ standard in the race this season. The Aiea, Hawaii native also has the option of swimming the 50 and 100 free.
Pisani earned the invite to his first career NCAAs in the 50 free is seeded 21st at 19.28. The West Palm Beach, Fla., native can also compete in the 100 fly and is seeded 29th in the 100 free at 42.72.
Polianski was selected to compete in the 200 fly with a time of 1:42.44, where he is seeded 24th. The Auckland, New Zealand native also has the choice of competing in the 200 IM and 100 fly.
The Seminoles will also be eligible to compete in four relays, including the 200, 400 and 800 free in addition to the 200 medley.
Florida State holds top times in two relays as it is seeded fourth in the 200 free relay with a time of 1:16.30 and is also 11th in the 400 free relay at 2:50.63. Both marks are the current FSU records.
Senior Joe Plechy, junior Emir Muratovic along with sophomores Felipe Ribeiro de Souza and Nate Samson will also make the trip to contribute on relays.
In addition to four invited swimmers, freshman Joshua Davidson qualified for both 1-meter and 3-meter springboard at the 2018 NCAA Zone B Championships earlier this week.
Sophomore Aidan Faminoff closed out the competition at the Zone B qualifier on Wednesday, finishing 10th on platform with a final score of 622.20.
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Courtesy of Christa Salerno