Jan. 31, 2014
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The Florida State women’s swimming and diving team closed out its dual meet season with a victory over Miami, 174-113. With the win, the Seminoles finish the year with a 7-2, 3-0 ACC meet record while the Hurricanes fall to 0-7, 0-3.
“It was a little rough but a win is a win,” head coach Frank Bradley said. “We have some things we need to work on – they’ve got to hit some gears that they struggled with today but we’ll work on it and we’re ready to shift our focus to the ACC Championships.”
The Seminoles won 12 out of the 16 events on the day, with highlights in both the swimming and diving portions of the meet.
Sophomore Sami Pochowski swam a career best time in the 200 breast, posting a 2:14.23. The swim was the fourth fastest in school history.
In addition to Pochowski’s swim, redshirt junior Katrina Young dove a career high on 3-meter, posting a 343.35 en route to winning the event.
“Katrina had a phenomenal 3-meter today,” head diving coach Pat Jeffrey said. “The field was tough and the talent level was high and she just really shined today on 3-meter. I thought all of our kids dove solid today.”
Jacobi won three races as she first cruised to a win in the 1000 free with a time of 9:52.82, ahead of sophomore Chelsie Britt who was second with a 2:06.91. Britt outlasted classmate Caroline Page, who was third (2:07.60).
Oliver was on point in the 200 free and 50 free races, taking the 200 with a time of 1:51.49 just ahead of Cuda (1:52.08) and Henkel (1:53.09). Minutes later, Oliver won the 50 free with a time of 23.34.
The women’s swimming and diving team along with the men’s diving squad will head to Greensboro, N.C. for the ACC Championship on Feb. 19-22. The men’s swimming portion will take place the following weekend on Feb. 26- March 1.