Feb. 19, 2004
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. –
With one Atlantic Coast Conference championship already on its way back to Tallahassee, Fla., the Florida State University women’s swimming and diving team is poised to bring home a few more after the preliminary round on Thursday (February 19).
Heading the list of the six Seminoles swimmers competing during the evening session is senior Emma Dutton (Bradford, England) in the 50 meter freestyle. She posted her second NCAA “A” cut of the year when she posted a 22.76 to earn the top spot in finals. After a career-best 24.00 in the prelims, Kayce Zemina (Plantation, Fla.) will take part in the consolations.
Also taking part in the finals will be Andree-Anne LeRoy (Nanaimo, British Columbia) as she posted a 2:03.07 in the 200-yard individual medley to claim the fifth seeded. Joining her in the consolation final will be junior Laura Kenney (Plano, Texas) who hit the wall in a time of 2:04.82.
The 500 freestyle will see three Seminoles take part in the evening swims, headed up by Loren Hansen (Pensacola, Fla.) as she notched a 4:54.94. Also qualifying for the consolation finals is Lisa How (Preston, England) – 4:57.13, Renee Gajda (Queensland, Australia), Golda Marcus (Coral Springs, Fla.) and Angie Leach (Leesburg, Fla.)
Besides the 50 free, 200 IM and 500 free, the evening session will also include the finals of the one-meter diving and 200-yard freestyle relay. Thursday’s finals start at 7 p.m. at the UVA Aquatic and Fitness Center.
A member of Wednesday’s winning 200 medley relay, freshman Lauren Brick (Culpeper, Va.) is the first Seminole rookie to win an ACC Championships since the 2002 league summit. That year, Emily Breen (Savannah, Ga.) was a member of the winning 400 medley relay, while Courtney McClow (Jacksonville, Fla.) took the title on the one-meter board.
Florida State set a pair of records during the opening session on Wednesday night. First the 800 freestyle relay posted a new mark with its time of 7:23.37, followed by a 1:40.84 in the 200 medley relay. The medley quartet was .02 off the pool record