Oct. 27, 2006
CORAL GABLES, Fla. – The Florida State (No. 14) women’s swimming and diving team opened up their weekend road trip to south Florida with a win over Miami. The Seminoles got out to an early lead and never looked back. After Florida State had the meet won the Seminoles then swam the last three events as an exhibition. Of the 16 events held FSU recorded the best time/score in 13 of them.
“We had lots of good swim,” said head coach Neil Harper. “We did not get into the pool until 45 minutes before the start. Usually we get in an hour and a half before it starts. It took us a little bit longer than normal to get down here. I was really happy with the way the girls swam especially since we were traveling all day.”
“Our team was in good spirits despite traveling all day,” said Harper. “Our depth really came through. When we won some events we actually got a lot of seconds and thirds. They really made the most of it and got together as a team.”
The Seminoles had three swimmers record two individual event wins. Senior Romy Altmann (Cape Town, South Africa) won the 100 back (58.30) and 200 back (2:04.28), sophomore Christie Raleigh (Toms Rivers, N.J.) won the 50 free (23.17) and 100 fly (55.05) and freshman Tiffany Elias (Phoenix, Ariz.) won the 200 fly (2:03.17) 200 free (1:51.90).
Also touching the wall first for the Seminoles were senior Lauren Brick (Culpeper, Va.) in the 100 breast (1:02.36), sophomore Ann Cipoletti in the 200 breast (2:18.02), freshman Jen Guyler (Palm Harbor, Fla.) in the 500 free (5:05.31) and sophomore Georgia Holderness (Butleigh, Somerset, England) in the 200 IM (2:06.18).
Seminole teams also won of the relays that were held on the night. The only events not won by FSU were the 100 free, 1M diving and 3M diving. The score of the meet was 174-85 (this only includes the scores of swimming events, the official final score is still pending)
On Saturday, October 28 the (No. 14) FSU women will compete against Florida Atlantic and Florida International while the (No. 15) FSU men will face Florida Atlantic. Saturday’s competition will take place at FIU in Miami, Fla.