Nov. 3, 2001
CLEMSON, S.C. –
The Florida State women’s swimming and diving team lost its first meet of the season by one point, 122-121, to Clemson Saturday morning at the McHugh Natatorium. The Tigers (1-1-1, 1-1 ACC) placed first and third in the final event of the day, the 400-yard freestyle relay, to earn 14 team points to seal the Atlantic Coast Conference victory. For the day, the Lady Seminoles (5-1, 2-1 ACC) won six of the 13 events.
Clemson won the first three events until the Lady Seminoles reeled off five-straight top finishes. The first came in the 50-yard freestyle, when freshman Jennie Lyes touched the wall first in 23.70. The win proved to be Lyes fourth in a row. The winning continued for the Tribe in the next event, the 200 individual medley, as sophomore Emma Dutton placed first with a time of 2:07.16. Sophomore diver Chelsie Lerew, who set the FSU record on the one-meter board (302.33) in Friday night’s victory over Georgia Tech, won the event with a score of 293.25.
Freshman Lisa How placed first in the 200 butterfly with a time of 2:04.69, which is her best time of the year. Senior All-American Christy Cech finished off the run with a first-place time of 52.02 in the 100 free. The win was Cech’s fourth of the season in the 100 free. The Lady Seminoles final win of the day came on the three-meter event, as freshman diver Courtney McClow won for the second time this year with a score of 276.38.
The Lady Seminoles return to action on November 16, when they travel to Gainesville, Fla. to take on in-state rival Florida at 4 p.m.