February 19, 1999
COLLEGE PARK, MD — The Lady Seminoles finished third overall and had seven top eight finishes after the first day of competition at the ACC Swimming and Diving Championships in College Park, MD. FSU finished behind Virginia and North Carolina with 147 points.
FSU had 10 swimmers in scoring positions going into the finals. Anne Blachford, Tanya Gurr Karin Holmstedt and Amber Goodwin started the meet with a 4th place finish in the 200 Free Relay and swam an NCAA Consideration time of 1:32.89 Kristen Adams swam to a 7th place finish in the 500 Free with her consideration time of 4:54.74 as Lisa Kirsch finished 15th in the event. Blachford took the 4th spot in the 200 IM with her consideration time of 2:02.12 with Summer Washburn finishing 11th in the 200 IM. Tanya Gurr had the highest individual finish of the night as she took 2nd in the 50 Free, establishing an NCAA Consideration time of 23.19 with Amber Goodwin and Holmstedt finishing 14th and 15th respectively. In diving action, Marya Sabesky finished 3rd on the one-meter diving as Caren Hirai finished 8th. The Lady Seminoles finished the night on a strong note as Liska Dedekind, Samantha White, Blachford and Gurr took the 3rd place spot in the 400 Medley Relay.
Competition continues today with preliminaries beginning at 11am and finals tonight at 7pm.