Nov. 2, 2002
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. –
The Florida State women’s swimming and diving team earned its first Atlantic Coast Conference win of the season and moved to 3-0 on the season with a 157-80 victory over Georgia Tech (1-1, 0-1 ACC) on Saturday at the Bim Stults Outdoor Pool. The Lady Seminoles dominated the pool, winning 12 of the day’s 13 events. Junior Emma Dutton and sophomores Emily Breen and Jennie Lyes, who each won three events, led the Lady Seminoles in the win.
The trio joined junior Rachel Dong to win the first event of the day, the 400-yard medley relay, at 3:49.73. Dutton went on to pick up two individual victories in the 200-yard IM (2:07.11) and the 200-yard breaststroke (2:20.58). Finishing behind Dutton in the 200-IM were junior Andree-Anne LeRoy (second place, 2:07.27) and sophomore Laura Kenney (third, 2:09.63).
In the final event, the 400-yard freestyle relay, Breen and Lyes once again teamed up along with senior Elizabeth Parkinson and junior Loren Hansen to take first-place honors with a finishing time of 3:30.29. Breen’s third win came in the 100-free (52.14), and Lyes third victory was in the 50-free (24.08). Hansen added a second victory for the day with a top-place finish in the 200-free (1:52.38).
In diving action, the Lady Seminoles swept the one- and three-meter boards. Junior Chelsie Lerew, who has already qualified for NCAA Zone Championships on both boards, won the one-meter (274.90) and placed third on the three-meter (274.95). Sophomore Courtney McClow, who has already qualified on the three-meter, added a NCAA Zone qualifying mark on the one-meter with a second-place finish (256.70). McClow also placed second on the three-meter (285.00). Fellow sophomore Tiffany Manning earned her first qualifying mark on the three-meter with a first-place mark of 286.05. Manning added a third-place finish on the one-meter (227.15).
Sophomore Lisa How earned first-place honors in the 200-yard butterfly with a time of 2:05.27. How also placed second behind Dutton in the 200-breast (2:26.70).
The Lady Seminoles return to the pool next Saturday, Nov. 9, when they host their second home meet of the season against Indian River Community College. The meet is scheduled for a 10 a.m. start at the Stults pool.