Nov. 2, 2001
The Florida State University women’s swimming and diving team, led by sophomore Chelsie Lerew’s record-breaking one-meter dive, defeated Georgia Tech, 146-86, in Atlantic Coast Conference action Friday evening in Atlanta. The Lady Seminoles (5-0, 2-0 ACC) placed first in 12 of the night’s 13 events.
Lerew, last year’s ACC Diver of the Year, broke the FSU one-meter event record with a score of 302.33. This is the second time in Lerew’s career that she has set the standard at FSU on the one-meter. As a freshman, Lerew broke the record with a score of 285.23 during the 2000-2001 season. On the three-meter, Lerew took first place with a score of 294.15.
Freshman Angie Leach led all FSU swimmers, winning the 500 and 1000-yard freestyles with times of 5:03.52 and 10:20.38, respectively. Senior captain Amber Goodwin won the 100 backstroke, touching the wall at 58.84. Fellow seniors Candice Nethercott and Keryn Krynauw won the 100 butterfly (56.17) and 100 breastroke (1:05.19), respectively.
Freshmen Jennie Lyes won her third-straight 50 free with a time of 23.85 and Emily Breen placed first in the 200 free at 1:55.75. Sophomore Loren Hansen touched the wall first in the 100 free (53.11) to round out the individual wins for the Lady Seminoles.
In relay action, FSU’s 400 medley relay team of Breen, Krynauw, Nethercott and Lyes placed first with a time of 3:55.57. The Lady Seminoles’ 400 free relay team of Leach, sophomores Amy Lo and Jennifer Smith and freshman Golda Marcus turned in a winning time of 3:36.51.
The Lady Seminoles return to action tomorrow when they tomorrow when they travel to South Carolina to take on conference opponent Clemson at 10 a.m.