Nov. 7, 2003
ANN ARBOR, Mich. –
In its first major test of the season, the Florida State University women’s swimming and diving team dropped a 146-136 decision to number 16 Michigan on Friday (November 7). The 20th-ranked Seminoles (7-1 overall) did come away with a 199-83 victory over Michigan State.
The meet with Michigan came down to the final two events with the host Wolverines winning both to secure the victory. After UM won the 200-yard individual medley, it posted a one-second victory in the 200 freestyle relay to secure the victory.
Pacing Florida State was senior Emma Dutton (Bradford, England) as she won a trio of events and took part in a winning relay. She started the evening swimming the freestyle leg of the winning 200 medley relay, then came back to post a top time of 1:02.55 in the 100-yard breaststroke. She added blue ribbons in the 50 freestyle (23.46) and 200 breaststroke (2:16.75).
Two other Seminoles posted victories against both schools. Emily Breen (Savannah, Ga.) in the 100 backstroke (57.00) and 100 freestyle (51.872). She added a triumph against Michigan State in the 100 butterfly (55.84) Junior Lisa How (Preston, England) posted a 2:01.59 to take the 200-yard butterfly.
Against the Spartans, Florida State won all 16 events. Golda Marcus (Coral Springs, Fla.) won two events against MSU, taking the 1,000 free (10:08.78) and 500 free (4:47.42). Katie Byrnes (Plantation, Fla.) took the 200 backstroke (2:04.10), while fellow Washington State transfer Andree-Anne LeRoy (Nanaimo, British Columbia) captured the 200 IM (2:05.09)
Picking up Florida State’s first individual victory was Loren Hansen (Pensacola, Fla.) as she posted a winning 1:53.31 in the 200 free. The Seminoles swept both diving events as Courtney McClow (Jacksonville. Fla.) captured the one-meter board (263.25) and Tiffany Manning was victorious in the three-meter event (287.80).
Florida State continues its trip to Ann Arbor on Saturday when it comes against Michigan in a relay meet.