Nov. 9, 2003
ANN ARBOR, Mich. –
One day after suffering a ten-point loss to 16th-ranked Michigan, the number 20 Florida State University swimming and diving team bounced back to beat the Wolverines 103-47 in a relay meet on Saturday (November 8). The Seminoles won nine of the ten events on their way to the victory.
Taking part in the most top relays was senior Emily Breen (Savannah, Ga.) as she swam on five winners. She opened with back-to-back victories in the 300 backstroke and butterfly competitions. Next up was a victory in a 400 medley relay and the 200 free quartet. She ended the day on the 500 “pineapple” relay.
Classmates Emma Dutton (Bradford, England) and Rachel Dong (Paramount, Calif.) were also on the top 400 medley, 200 free and 500 pineapple relays as part of their four blue ribbons. They also swam a leg of the winning 300 breaststroke team with freshman Lauren Brick (Culpeper, Va.). Brick and Katie Byrnes (Plantation, Fla.) rounded out the Seminoles’ four-event winners.
In the diving competition, the Florida State tandem of Tiffany Manning (Mission Viejo, Calif.) and Courtney McClow (Jacksonville, Fla.) swept the competition on both the one-meter and three-meter boards.
Florida State gets back into the water this Tuesday (November 11) when they join up with the men’s team to travel to University of Florida for a 5 p.m. contest. The Gator women are ranked second in the country, while their men’s team is No. 6.