Feb. 16, 2001
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – After day one of competition at the ACC Championships in Charlottesville, Virginia, the defending champions North Carolina Tarheels, are atop the leader board with a score of 247 points. They are followed by the University of Virginia (210), the University of Maryland (153), Florida State University (139), Clemson University (137), North Carolina State (100), and Duke University (38).
The Lady Seminole diving team swept the top three spots in the one-meter diving competition on Thursday evening. Freshman, Chelsie Lerew continued her hot streak by taking the crown in a score of 274.50. She was followed by teammates Caren Hirai (258.70) and Michelle Sekeres (256.90), who rounded out the second and third place spots.
In preliminary action early Thursday morning, the Lady Seminoles qualified a handful of swimmers for the evening finals. Freshman, Emma Dutton’s time of 2:07.21 in the 200 Individual Medley was good to place her in the consolation final. Dutton proceeded to finish second in the consolation final with a time of 2:04.99, which was good for 10th overall.
In the 50 Freestyle, Christy Cech finished the morning prelims in a time of 23.34, which was good for a spot in the championship final. Cech finished third in the championship final with a time of 22.94. Her time was also good enough to qualify her for the NCAA Standard B time. In the consolation final, Kristen Adams finished fifth in a time of 23.90.
In relay action, the Lady Seminoles team of Adams, Cech, Amber Goodwin, and Christine Williams finished fifth in the 200 Freestyle Relay. Their time of 1:32.94 was good for qualification in the NCAA Standard B category. In the 400 Medley Relay, the Noles team of Goodwin, Keryn Krynauw, Candice Nethercott, and Cech finished fourth in a time of 3:45.97.
The Lady Seminoles are back in action Friday morning with preliminary events beginning at 11 a.m. and final swims Friday evening at 7 p.m.
Today’s scheduled events are:
200 Medley Relay,
800 Freestyle Relay,
Three-meter Diving (Preliminaries)