Feb. 18, 2009
COLLEGE PARK, Md. – The Florida State women’s swimming and diving team started the 2009 ACC Championships on a strong note breaking two school records and earning three NCAA provisional qualifying times. FSU is tied for third with 60 points.
“This is going to be a fast week hopefully for us as well as the conference,” FSU head coach Neil Harper said. “We improved our position in both relays which helps us get off on a good note and gets us fired up for tomorrow.”
The Seminoles opened the meet with a third-place performance in the 800 free relay with a school record breaking time of 7:10.42. Sophomore Jocelyn Phillips led-off the relay with a school record and NCAA provisional time in the 200 free touching in 1:47.11. Senior Georgia Holderness, freshman Stephanie Sarandos and sophomore Holly Mills finished the third-place relay strong.
“Jocelyn led off with a school record and I think she can go faster in her individual race,” Harper said. “Then the other three girls came on strong and just swam incredibly well and I’m excited for them setting a new school record.”
The Seminoles will begin competing in individual events on Thursday with preliminaries beginning at 11:00 a.m., and finals at 7:00 p.m. The divers will also compete in their first event of the Championships as the men start on the three-meter and the women on the one-meter. For live stats and a link to ACC Select to watch all the action log onto www.seminoles.com.