Feb. 21, 2003
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. –
The No. 24 Florida State women’s swimming and diving team entered the second day of the 2003 Atlantic Coast Conference as the leader and will look to hold off the competition in tonight’s championship finals. The Lady Seminoles qualified five swimmers for the finals following the preliminary heats held earlier this morning in Chapel Hill, N.C.
FSU will have two swimmers in the 100-yard butterfly as sophomore Emily Breen qualified third (55.27), followed by junior Rachel Dong at the eighth spot (55.78). Junior Emma Dutton qualified second in the 100-breaststroke, an event she has already automatically qualified in for the NCAA Championships, with a time of 1:02.14. Dong came in 12th place in the 100-breast prelims and will compete in the consolation final.
Junior Loren Hansen finished fourth in the 200-free prelims with a time of 1:49.54. Fellow junior Andree-Anne LeRoy, who won the 200-IM title last night, qualified fifth in the 400-IM with a mark of 4:20.31. Sophomore Lisa How will compete in the 200-IM consolation final after placing 10th in the prelims. Rounding out the Lady Seminoles’ scoring chances for Friday night is sophomore Jennie Lyes, who will compete in the 100-backstroke consolation final.
The finals for Day Two of the ACC Championships will begin at 7 p.m. and will also include the championship finals in the 200-medley and 800-free relays.