Nov. 9, 2002
The Lady Seminoles swimming and diving team improved their record to 4-0 on the season with an impressive victory over I.R.C.C., 184-59, on Saturday at the Bim Stults Outdoor Pool. Saturday’s victory marks the 13th consecutive dual meet win for the Lady Seminoles. The FSU victory came in a commanding fashion as Florida State won 12 of the day’s 13 events. Juniors Emma Dutton and Loren Hansen lead the way for the Tribe, combining to win a total of five events on the afternoon. Junior Chelsie Lerew was also impressive winning on both the one- and three-meter diving events.
The tandem of Dutton and Hansen joined up with fellow juniors Katie Byrnes and Rachel Dong to put together a first place time of 1:48.64 in the 200-yard medley relay and put the Lady Seminoles on track to have big day winning the first event. From there the lady Seminoles went on to win three out of the next four events with Hansen picking up a victory in the 200-yard freestyle (1:53.05) and Dutton winning in the 50-free with a time of 23:92. Hansen also went on to win 100-yard breaststroke and the 500-free, while Dutton turned in a winning contribution in 100-breast.
The Lady Seminoles started the meet off in an impressive fashion by placing first, second, third and fourth in the 1000-free. Sophomore Lisa How competed in the 1000-free for the first time in her collegiate career and blew away the competition with a time of 10:08.71. Following How was sophomore Angie Leach (second place, 10:28.06)and juniors Amy Lo (third, 10:31.92) and Jennifer Smith (10:36.51).
Senior Elizabeth Parkinson and Sophomore Emily Breen also turned in great performances for the Lady Seminoles winning two events a piece. Individually, Parkinson won the 100-free (53.48) and Breen won the 100-yard butterfly (56.97). Both Parkinson and Breen teamed up with Sophomores Kayce Zemina and Christie Pesce to win the 200- free relay with a time of 1:38.39.
In diving action, the Lady Seminoles continued their winning ways by sweeping I.R.C.C on the one- and three-meter boards. Lerew was the top performer for the Lady Seminoles as she put together first-place finishes on both the one- and three- meter boards. Sophomores Tiffany Manning and Courtney McClow also dove well for the Lady Seminoles today. Manning earned a second-place finish on the three-meter board and McClow also earned a second-place finish on the one-meter board. The Lady Seminoles teamed up to earn a total of 32 points in the diving events.
The Lady Seminoles will be back in action on Nov. 19 when they play host to rival school Florida. The meet will take place at 6:00 p.m. at the Leach Center Pool, FSU’s indoor facility.