Feb. 17, 2007
Chapel Hill, N.C. –
The final day of the 2007 Women’s ACC Swimming and Diving Championships will be a thriller as Florida State and North Carolina are poised to fight for the title. Entering the final night of competition, the Seminoles trail the Tar Heels by 52 points. Sixteen Seminoles will swim in events to earn points.
Three Seminoles will swim the 200-yard breaststroke final for Florida State. Sophomore Georgia Holderness (Butleigh, Somerset, England) took the three seed in a NCAA “B” cut time of 2:15.95. Sophomore Ann Cipoletti (Charelston,W.V.) checked in with a time of 2:16.52 to claim the fifth seed. Senior Lauren Brick (Culpeper, Va.) will look to sweep the breaststroke events as she makes the final in an NCAA “B” cut time of 2:17.52. She is the eighth seed. Seminole freshman Katie Stratton (Naperville, Ill.) and sophomore Caroline Robertson (Ocala, Fla.) will swim the consolation final to score points for the garnet and gold. Their times of 2:18.70 and 2:19.13 give them the tenth and 13th seeds respectively.
Three Seminoles will swim the finals of the the 200-yard butterfly. Junior Lindsay Kenney (Plano, Texas) claimed the second qualifying spot in the event with a NCAA “B” cut time of 1:01.14. Junior Lauren Sparg (Durban, South Africa) will go from the fifth seed with her time of 2:01.32. Freshman Tiffany Elias (Pheonix, Ariz.) claimed the eighth qualifying spot with a time of 2:03.17.
Two Seminoles made the finals in the 200-yard backstroke. Senior Romy Altmann (Cape Town, South Africa) and Junior Stacy Rademacher (Charlotte, N.C.) took the first and last qualifying spots in the final respectively. Altmann swam a NCAA “B” cut time of 1:58.80 while Rademacher touched the wall in a time of 2:01.92. Junior Kate Skaggs (Jacksonville, Fla.) will also swim in the night session as the 19th seed in the bonus consolation final. Skaggs checked in with a time of 2:05.23.
Sophomore Christie Raleigh (Tom’s River, N.J.) will represent the Seminoles in the 100-yard freestyle final. Her NCAA “B” cut time of 50.21 gives her the third seed. Junior Abbie King (Brunswick, Maine) took the ninth seed with a time of 51.08 seconds. Freshman Kylsie Grimes (Hartland, Wisc.) will join King in the consolation final. Her time of 51.24 gives her the 13th seed.
Freshman Jennifer Guyler (Palm Harbor, Fla.) will swim in the final of the 1650-yard freestyle. She holds the second best time in the conference in the event which does not hold a preliminary round.
Day four finals begin at 7:00 at the Koury Natatorium. Finals will be held in the 1650-yard freestyle, 200-yard backstroke, 100-yard freestyle, 100-yard freestyle, 200-yard breaststroke and 200-yard butterfly events. The final event of the meet will be the 400-yard freestyle relay. If you can’t make it to the meet, you can watch all the ACCtion on ACC Select video streaming service.