Feb. 19, 2000
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. – The Florida State women’s swimming and diving team
finished 5th at the ACC Championships tonight in Chapel Hill, N.C. Host team
North Carolina won the meet, followed by Virginia, Clemson, Maryland, FSU,
NC State and Duke.
“We had a really great day today, topped off by a great night,” Head Coach
Neil Harper said. “Amber (Goodwin) had a lifetime best in the 200 Back and
went from 8th to 5th to get the ball rolling. The whole night was
incredible, many of our times were lifetime bests for these girls and I
couldn’t be happier for them.”
Goodwin started the evening for the Lady Seminoles with her 5th place
finish in the 200 Back (2:02.67) with Betsy Nagy finishing 12th (2:03.70).
Keryn Krynauw took 4th in the 200 Breast (2:16.70), breaking a school record
in the event, as Kathleen McCubbins added points with her 13th place finish
in the 200 Fly (2:05.08).
The highlight of the night for the Lady Seminoles was the 100 Free, with
three swimmers in the finals and one in the consolation finals. Kristen
Adams started the scoring with a 10th place finish in a time of 51.19 before
Christy Cech (50.32) won the event and Tanya Gurr (50.57) finished 2nd. Anne
Blachford completed the run for FSU with a 7th place finish (51.19).
“The 100 Free had to be the highlight of the meet for us,” Harper said. “We
had a great group of girls who got to swim tonight and I couldn’t have asked
for more from them.”
Senior Marya Sabesky took 3rd in the three-meter springboard tonight with a
score of 440.90, only nine points out of first place. In the final event of
the night, the 400 Free Relay team of Adams, Blachford, Gurr and Cech won
the event in an NCAA Consideration time of 3:21.33, breaking the school
record by two seconds.
“I can’t ask for more from there four ladies,” Harper said. ” They got
really focused and got the job done. Kristen and Anne kept us competitive
and Tanya and Christy just went out and won it.
“What a way to end the meet, especially after having an exceptional day like
today. In the battle for the title between North Carolina and Virginia, we
came in here and had some amazing swims. I couldn’t have asked for more from
such a great group of young ladies. It was exciting and a really fun
The Lady Seminole divers will head to the NCAA Zone Qualifying meet March
10-12. The women’s NCAA Championships will be held in Indianapolis, I.N.,