Feb. 26, 2012
Athens, Ga. – Members of the Florida State swimming and diving teams traveled to Athens, Ga. to participate in a last chance meet, hosted by the University of Georgia.
Some swimmers were competing for faster times in order to qualify them for the NCAA Championships. Three ladies bettered their times from the ACC meet last weekend while breaking school records, thus giving them a shot to qualify for NCAA’s.
Sophomore Julia Henkel broke the school record in the 400 IM , winning the event and posting a 4:11.91. She broke Jessica Saboutin’s old mark of 4:14.32 which was set back in 2009. Henkel is sitting as the 29th fastest in the event in the NCAA this season.
Swimming the 200 fly three times this weekend, freshman Elizabeth Pepper broke the school record in her first attempt yesterday, as she posted 1:57.07. Today in her prelim swim of the event, she took off a little more time, putting up a 1:56.92 before winning the event at finals finishing with a final time of 1:57.75. She took down Lauren Sprag’s mark of 1:57.87 which was set in 2008.
Pepper’s mark of 1:56.92, is currently the 24th fastest time in the NCAA this season.
Sophomore Tiffany Oliver put up a best time as she bettered her own school record in the 100 free at 48.93, surpassing her old mark of 49.08. Oliver’s time ranks as the 26th fastest in the NCAA this season.
All three ladies have a chance to qualify for the NCAA Championships on March 18-20 which are held at the University of Auburn. Check back to Seminoles.com and Twitter for more updates throughout the week.