Feb. 21, 2002
COLLEGE PARK, Md. –
The No. 21 Florida State women’s swimming and diving team will have seven swimmers competing in Thursday night’s final heats following preliminary runs this afternoon at the 2002 Atlantic Coast Conference Swimming and Diving Championship in College Park, Md. The Lady Seminoles qualified three swimmers for the championship finals and four for the consolation finals.
FSU will look to score major points in the 200-yard IM as there are two swimmers competing in the 200-IM championship final. Sophomore Emma Dutton turned in the third-best prelim time in the 200-IM at 2:03.33, which stands as a NCAA-B qualifying mark. Freshman Lisa How will also swim in the 200-IM championship final, as she swam the seventh-best prelim time at 2:04.66, which is also a NCAA-B cut time.
Senior All-American Christy Cech will swim in the 50-yard freestyle championship final. Cech swam the third-best time in the 50-free preliminary runs at a NCAA-B cut time of 23.02.
The Lady Seminoles will be looking for their four consolation final competitors to score important team points. Sophomore Amy Lo will swim in the 500-yard freestyle after turning in a season-best time of 4:55.87 in the prelims. Junior Liz Parkinson and freshman Jennie Lyes will swim in the 50-free consolation final swimming times of 23.78 and 23.83, respectively, in the preliminaries. Freshman Laura Kenney will represent FSU in the 200-IM consolation final after touching the wall at 2:06.45.
The Lady Seminoles will also be competing in the one-meter finals in diving, the 200-yard freestyle relay and 400-yard medley relay. Finals action is set to begin at 7 p.m.