Feb. 23, 2008
Atlanta, Ga.- The Florida State swimming and diving team finished the 2008 ACC Championships Saturday evening in third place earning 544.5 points. The Seminoles placed two more swimmers and one more diver on the podium to end the week of competition.
Florida State put another swimmer on the podium in the 100 back when freshman Holly Mills swam a personal best 1:58.10 to take home third place. In her final swim as a Seminole, senior Kate Skaggs took seventh place in 2:01.40. In the consolation finals freshman C.J. Hendry won the heat to take ninth place (1:59.45) and senior Stacy Rademacher’s final swim for FSU netted a 14th place finish (2:02.84).
The Seminoles had three scorers in the 100 free led by senior Abbie King who finished fourth touching the wall in 50.10. Sophomore Kylsie Grimes won the consolation finals to take ninth (50.33) and sophomore Stevi Steinhauer touched in 50.85 to finish 15th.
Junior Georgia Holderness found her way onto the podium in the 200 breast sprinting the last 25 yards to claim third place a time of 2:14.81. In the consolation finals freshman Lowri Tynan took 10th (2:17.63) and junior Kylen Huntwork finished 12th (2:20.02).
After winning the 100 fly on Friday night senior Lauren Sparg grabbed fifth place in the 200 fly clocking in with a time of 2:00.74. Senior Lindsay Kenney (2:03.41) and sophomore Tiffany Elias (2:03.82) finished 14th and 16th respectively.
Finishing the action in the pool the team of freshman Jocelyn Phillips, Tynan, King and Grimes placed third in the 400 free relay in a school record time of 3:19.90.
The ACC introduced platform diving for the first time this season and the Seminole divers had another great performance. Sophomore Aleia Monden finished fifth with a score of 249.45 and sophomore Katie Sirounis placed seventh (217.15). Freshman Kat Adham placed ninth (191.15) and sophomore Melanie Cabassol finished 11th (169.00).
The Florida State men takes their turn in the pool beginning Wednesday, February 27 for the men’s 2008 ACC Swimming and Diving Championships in Atlanta, Ga.
On the men’s side, junior Dan Frebel turned in another second-place finish this time on the platform. Senior Alex Tilbrook finished fourth, junior Scott Derner was ninth and sophomore Terry Horner finished in 14th position.