Feb. 9, 2008
Tallahassee, Fla. – Florida State swimming and diving wrapped up its dual meet schedule on Saturday morning as the women’s team defeated Arkansas 194-106 while both the women (177-118) and the men (190-106) were defeated by Auburn.
“The girls got another win to them 17 victories on the season,” head coach Neil Harper said. “When you go up to Auburn you don’t get many wins so it was a great accomplishment for us.”
In the victory over the Razorbacks, Florida Sate (17-3, 5-0) got another stellar showing from Stevi Steinhauer (Pensacola, Fla.). The sophomore swam a personal best time winning the 50 free touching the wall in 23.46. She also won the 100 free against Arkansas (third overall) with a time of 51.52. The Seminoles had a great showing on the diving board as well, sophomore Aleia Monden (Mililani, Hawaii) won the one-meter (241.40) and sophomore Katie Sirounis (Indian Harbor Beach, Fla.) was victorious on the three-meter (289.40).
On the men’s side it was junior Scott Baker who turned in Florida State’s (10-5, 4-2) top performance. The Lake Mary, Fla. native won the 50 free in a NCAA “B” qualifying time of 20.09. It was Baker’s best time of the season until he bested it leading-off the 200 free relay with an outstanding 19.91. Diver Terry Horner (Orlando, Fla.) also had a nice day for the Seminoles. The sophomore National Champion swept the diving events winning both the one-meter (347.30) and three-meter (365.50).
Next up for Florida State will be the ACC Championships in Atlanta, Ga. The women’s team will compete for the ACC Title from February 20-23 while the men will defend their 2007 championship from February 20 through March 1. This is the part of the season that the Seminole prepare all year for.
“Overall I was encouraged by our performance,” Harper said. “I like where we are and now it’s time to rest, let the team taper for the ACC meet and get faster.”
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