Swimming and diving defeats Florida State


Courtesy of Alabama Athletics

Jacyn Abbott, Contributing Writer

Alabama swimming and diving competed against Florida State in Tallahassee on Saturday. The women’s team defeated the Seminoles 180-120 and the men’s team won 156-138.

Sophomore Nico Hernandez-Tome and All-American sophomore Kensey McMahon won the 1650-yard freestyle by more than 13 seconds over Florida State’s runner-ups. McMahon also added wins in the 200- and 500-yard freestyles.

Sophomore Rhyan White also won all three of her individual events — the 100- and 200-yard backstrokes and the 100-yard butterfly — and led off on the team that won the 200-yard medley relay.

All-American senior Zane Waddell won the 100-yard backstroke and 50-yard freestyle and led off the winning 200-yard medley relay team. Sophomore Nicholas Perera and junior Tyler Sesvold edged out their competitors by tenths of seconds to win the 200- and 100-yard butterfly, respectively.

As for diving, sophomore Kevin Li won the three-meter dive with a final score of 365.10.

The swim team faces Montevallo on Saturday, Jan. 18 at the Alabama Aquatic Swim Center for its last dual meet.