ASU women’s swim team falls short while men's team wins in Tallahassee

The Sun Devils traveled east for their matchup against the Seminoles

In its meet against Florida State on Friday afternoon, the ASU men’s swim team took an early lead and never looked back, while the women’s side struggled to break through to first place. 

The women’s team, ranked No. 24, kept pace with No. 25 FSU for most of the meet. Yet, even with sweeping the 1000 free and the 200 individual medley, the squad wasn’t able to push past the Seminoles quite enough, losing 139-161. 

Standouts included junior Chloe Isleta, sophomore Caitlyn Wilson, sophomore Nora Deleske and senior Marlies Ross, each of whom placed first in their respective events. Iselta led the pack, placing first in multiple events, including the 200 medley relay, 100 backstroke, 200 backstroke and placing second in the 200 individual medley. 

The men’s side not only met, but exceeded expectations, winning handily 184-116 against the No. 20 ranked men’s FSU team. The Sun Devils, ranked at No. 14, placed in the top-three of each event, winning the top spot in nine out of the 14 total events. The men swept FSU in the 1000 and 500 free, both of which were led by junior Benjamin Olszewski

Sophomore star Grant House proved why he qualified for the World National Championships earlier this week by taking first place in the 200 free and second in the 200 individual medley.

Junior Zach Poti was another leader out in the water, taking three wins of his own in the 200 Medley Relay, the 100 backstroke, and 200 backstroke. He also aided in a 400 free relay second place finish. 

The men’s team is set to take on the No. 7 ranked Trojans at the University of Southern California next Friday, Nov. 2 at 1 p.m. MST. The women will also have their work cut out for them with back-to-back meet days, going head-to-head against No. 11 USC on Friday at 1 p.m. MST and unranked UCLA on Saturday at 10:30 MST.  

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