Feb. 22, 2002
COLLEGE PARK, Md. –
The Florida State women’s swimming and diving team is in good shape heading into the second day of finals at the 2002 Atlantic Coast Conference Championship. The No. 21 Lady Seminoles are in second place going into this evening’s events and will have 12 swimmers competing in finals. Six Lady Seminoles qualified for the championship finals and six will race in the consolation finals.
FSU will have two swimmers competing in the 100-yard butterfly championship. Senior Candice Nethercott swam a NCAA-B cut time of 54.75 to qualify second. Freshman Emily Armond also turned in a NCAA-B cut time (56.15) and qualified seventh.
Two Lady Seminoles will be swimming in the 100-yard breaststroke championship, as well. Sophomore Emma Dutton turned in the fourth-fastest time in the preliminaries with a B-cut mark of 1:02.95. Senior Keryn Krynauw touched the wall seventh overall in the prelim heats at 1:04.09.
Senior Christy Cech will compete in the 200-yard freestyle championship. Cech, who placed second in the 50-free championship last night, qualified eighth with a B-cut time of 1:50.54. Senior captain Amber Goodwin will be the lone Lady Seminole swimming in the 100-yard backstroke championship, as she turned in the eighth-fast time in the prelims at 57.21.
FSU will look to receive major team points from its six consolation final competitors, as well. Freshmen Lisa How (4:25.40) and Laura Kenney (4:29.14) will swim in the 400-IM consolation. Freshman Emily Breen will represent the Lady Seminoles in the 100-fly (56.43) and 100-back (57.31) consolations. Sophomores Loren Hansen (1:52.28) and Amy Lo (1:52. 48) will swim in the 200-free.
Tonight’s finals will also feature the completion of the three-meter dive preliminaries. The three-meter finals will be held on Saturday.