Oct. 26, 2002
The Florida State women’s swimming and diving team finished the first day of competition at the SMU Women’s Classic in Dallas in third place Friday evening. The Lady Seminoles are competing against five of the top programs in the nation; SMU, California, UCLA, Alabama and Pacific. Sophomore Jennie Lyes, in her first competition of the season, won the 50-yard freestyle with a time of 23.80.
The Lady Seminoles ended the day with 141 points, behind California (158.5) and leader SMU, which finished the evening with 170 points. UCLA finished fourth with 134.5 points, followed by Alabama (123) and Pacific (101).
In the second event, the 400-yard IM, junior Andree-Anne LeRoy (4:27.90) finished fourth in the championship final, while sophomore Lisa How (4:25.69) placed third in the consolation final.
Junior Loren Hansen swam a personal-best time of 1:51.58 to place fourth in the 200-free championship. Senior Liz Parkinson placed third for the Lady Seminoles in the 200-free consolation championship with a time of 1:53.96. Parkinson later added a fourth-place finish in the 50-free consolation final at 24.31.
In the 100-yard butterfly, Dong finished sixth in the championship final at 56.58, while Dutton placed fifth in the consolation final (57.35). The duo later competed in the 100-yard breaststroke, with Dutton placing fourth in the championship final (1:04.67) and Dong finishing second in the consolation (1:06.34).
Sophomore diver Courtney McClow finished third on the one-meter springboard with a score of 234.95.
The sixth event of the evening, 100-yard backstroke, turned out to be one of the best for the Lady Seminoles. Breen placed third in the championship final at 57.14. LeRoy added a second-place finish in the consolation final, touching the wall at 58.46.
The Lady Seminoles ended the day the same as they began it, with a third-place finish in the 800-free relay. Hansen, Breen, How and LeRoy touched the wall at 7:33.54.
Competition for the championship remains wide-open heading into the meet’s conclusion on Saturday. Beginning at 8:30 p.m. ET, the Lady Seminoles will compete in the final nine events in their chase for the meet title.