Oct. 12, 2002
CORAL GABLES, Fla. –
The Florida State women’s swimming and diving squad moved to 2-0 on the season with a 143-100 victory against the University of Miami on Saturday, in Coral Gables, Fla. The Lady Seminoles won only seven of the 13 events, but overwhelmed the Hurricanes with their depth in each event. Sophomore Golda Marcus capped off a successful weekend by winning the 500- (5:07.07) and 1000-yard freestyle (10:31.17) events. Marcus ended the weekend with two wins in the 1000-free and a win and a second-place finish in the 500-free in dual meets against Miami and FAU on Friday.
The Lady Seminoles’ relay squads came through with two wins. The 400-yard medley relay team of senior Liz Parkinson, juniors Emma Dutton and Rachel Dong and sophomore Emily Breen placed first at 3:53.5. The 400-free relay squad of senior co-captain Margaret Colley, junior Tonya Rasor and sophomores Amy Lo and Kayce Zemina teamed-up to finish in first place with a time of 3:32.95.
Junior Andree-Anne LeRoy won the 200-yard IM, touching the wall at 2:07.36. In the 200-yard butterfly, sophomore Lisa How placed first with a time of 2:05.85. Rounding out the individual wins for the Lady Seminoles was Dutton in the 200-yard breaststroke (2:22.51).
The diving squad competed against one of the best in the nation in Miami. The Lady Seminole took home third, fourth and fifth-place honors on the one- and three-meter boards. Sophomore Tiffany Manning finished third on the one-meter, followed by junior Chelsie Lerew and fellow sophomore Courtney McClow. Lerew finished third on the three-meter followed by Manning and McClow.
The Lady Seminoles will return to action on Oct. 25, when they travel to Dallas to compete in the SMU Women’s Classic.