Feb. 20, 2003
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. –
The Florida State women’s swimming and diving team completed the preliminary round of action in Day One of the 2003 ACC Championships in Chapel Hill, N.C. The Lady Seminoles swam in the 50- and 500-yard freestyles and the 200-IM in the qualifying round. The top eight finishers will compete in the championship finals tonight, beginning at 7 p.m.
Juniors Andree-Anne LeRoy and Emma Dutton finished second and third, respectively, in the 200-IM prelim round. LeRoy, who owns the school record in the 400-IM, turned in a NCAA-B cut time of 2:01.67, while Dutton swam the event in a B-cut time of 2:02.13. Both will be favorites in tonight’s final and will look to earn major team points.
In the 50-free, sophomore Jennie Lyes placed third with a B-cut mark of 23.03 to advance to the finals. Fellow sophomore Emily Breen and senior Elizabeth Parkinson placed ninth and 10th, respectively, to earn top spots in tonight’s consolation final and a chance to score points.
Junior Loren Hansen qualified for the championship final in the 500-free following an eighth-place finish in the preliminary heat with a time of 4:50.27. Sophomore Lisa How will swim in the consolation final after placing 13th this morning with a time of 4:58.92.
The championship finals for the 200-free relay, 400-medley relay and one-meter diving will also be conducted tonight. Entering the ACC Championships, the Lady Seminoles hold the conference’s top marks in both relay events and have won the one-meter title the last two years.