Feb. 17, 2001
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – After the second day of competition at the ACC Championships in Charlottesville, Virginia, the Lady Seminoles dropped one spot to finish the day in fifth place. The University of North Carolina increased their lead at the top with 535 points, 112 more points than second place Virginia (423). Clemson jumped two spots to third with 353 points, while the University of Maryland fell to fourth with 315 points. The Seminoles are in fifth with 270 points, while North Carolina State (223) and Duke (108) hold the sixth and seventh spots, respectively.
The Seminoles qualified two swimmers for the evening finals in the 100 Breaststroke with Freshman Emma Dutton and Junior Keryn Krynauw. Dutton finished with a personal best time in the championship final of 1:03.02, which was good for fifth place. Krynauw also finished with a personal best time of 1:03.30 finishing right behind Dutton in sixth. Both times for Dutton and Krynauw were good enough for qualification in the NCAA Standard B category.
In the 100 Butterfly, Candice Nethercott finished in fifth place with a time of 56.02, good for NCAA Standard B consideration. Summer Bell swam in the consolation final finishing fifth, and 13th overall in a time of 57.78.
In the 100 Freestyle, Christy Cech’s championship final time of 1:50.73 was good for seventh place and qualification for NCAA Standard B. Kristen Adams swam in the consolation final finishing in second place, 10th overall in a time of 1:51.30. In the 100 Backstroke, Amber Goodwin finished in seventh place in a time of 57.81.
The three-meter diving preliminary competition was underway on Friday afternoon as well. One-meter champion, Chelsie Lerew picked up right where she left off, finishing in first place with a total of 483.65 points. Caren Hirai finished in sixth place with a total of 401.65 and Michelle Sekeres gathered 379.15 points on her way to an 11th place finish.
The Lady Seminoles wrap-up their trip to the ACC Championships today with preliminary action taking place at 11 a.m. and the finals at 7 p.m.