Feb. 20, 2009
COLLEGE PARK, Md. – The Florida State women’s swimming team broke three more school records and Terry Horner shattered his own mark on the one-meter as the Seminoles enter the final day of the ACC Swimming and Diving Championships in fourth-place with 270 points trailing Virginia Tech by 42 points for third.
The one-meter competition will go down as the best in ACC history. Junior Terry Horner received a pair of perfect 10’s and shattered his school record with a score of 447.95, but still finished second to Miami’s Reuben Ross. Ross scored an amazing 453.10 to edge Horner. Senior Dan Frebel also made the finals and placed fourth with 354.55 points.
“Reuben outdid himself today and dove awesome,” Horner said. “I hung with him and had the opportunity to beat him, but I missed one dive. I can’t be upset because I demolished by old record and I’m really happy with my performance.”
After breaking the school record in the 400 individual medley in the morning, freshman Jessica Sabotin finished fourth in the finals with a NCAA provisional time of 4:15.83.
Sophomore Jocelyn Phillips broke her own school record in the morning and then finished sixth in the 200 free in the finals with a time of 1:47.53. Sophomore Holly Mills placed 10th for FSU with a 1:47.94. Both swims were NCAA provisional times.
In the 100 fly three Seminoles scored points in the consolation final. Sophomore C.J. Hendry placed 11th with a time of 54.46, sophomore Brittany Selts was 14th (55.03) and junior Tiffany Elias was 16th touching in 55.23.
Freshman Stephanie Sarandos also broke a school record in the morning and came back to take 12th-place in the 100 back with a NCAA provisional time of 54.76.
On the three-meter board FSU placed two divers in the top eight. Freshman Lisi Rowland was the highest finisher with a career high of 306.80. Junior Katie Sirounis followed up her top five finish the night before with an eighth-place performance (292.60).
In the final event of the day the relay squad of Sarandos, Holderness, Hendry and Phillips placed fifth in the 400 medley relay to finish fifth in a time of 3:40.49.
The final day of the ACC Championships begins at 11:00 a.m., with preliminary action in five individual events. In addition both the men’s and women’s divers will compete on the platform. For live stats and a link to ACC Select to watch all of the action log onto www.seminoles.com.