Oct. 4, 2008
CORAL GABLES, Fla.– The Florida State women’s swimming and diving team picked up two impressive victories on Saturday in Coral Gables, Fla., after defeating ACC rival Miami and Florida Gulf Coast.
“We had some great swims today,” FSU head coach Neil Harper said. “We came out and won the first five events and never looked back.”
The Seminoles (4-0, 1-0) got impressive showings with a pair of FSU swimmers earning a pair of victories for the second consecutive day. Sophomore Stevie Steinhauer once again won the 50 free (24.04) and 100 free (52.47) and freshman Stephanie Sarandos both won the 200 IM (2:07.04) and the 200 back (2:02.65). Sophomore Jocelyn Phillips also won the 200 free for the second consecutive day touching the wall in 1:51.99. Coach Harper was also happy with the way the team responded after swimming the previous evening.
“That was the one thing that we stressed,” Harper said. “We knew both teams would love to beat Florida Stae and everybody stepped up and got after it early and we were good for the rest of the day. The seniors and freshmen all stepped up and our girls had a sense of accomplishment at the end of the meet.”
In men’s diving, Florida State defeated Miami 21-16 with U.S. National Champion Terry Horner winning the one-meter competition with a score of 350.75. On the three-meter the Seminoles highest finisher was senior Scott Derner who placed second with 331.80 points.
The Seminoles will host their first dual meet at the new Morcom Aquatic Center on Saturday, October 11, at 11:00 a.m. against Alabama. Admission is free and for a recap and results visit www.seminoles.com.
Men’s One-Meter Results
Men’s Three-Meter Results