February 18, 2009 - by
Florida State Swimmers Break Two School Records On First Day Of ACC Swimming And Diving Championships

Feb. 18, 2009

Final Stats

COLLEGE PARK, Md.  – The Florida State women’s swimming and diving team started the 2009 ACC Championships on a strong note breaking two school records and earning three NCAA provisional qualifying times.  FSU is tied for third with 60 points.

“This is going to be a fast week hopefully for us as well as the conference,” FSU head coach Neil Harper said.  “We improved our position in both relays which helps us get off on a good note and gets us fired up for tomorrow.”

The Seminoles opened the meet with a third-place performance in the 800 free relay with a school record breaking time of 7:10.42.  Sophomore Jocelyn Phillips led-off the relay with a school record and NCAA provisional time in the 200 free touching in 1:47.11.  Senior Georgia Holderness, freshman Stephanie Sarandos and sophomore Holly Mills finished the third-place relay strong.

“Jocelyn led off with a school record and I think she can go faster in her individual race,” Harper said.  “Then the other three girls came on strong and just swam incredibly well and I’m excited for them setting a new school record.”

In the 200 medley relay the team of junior Shanda Casella, Holderness, sophomore C.J. Hendry and junior Stevi Steinhauer earned a NCAA provisional time of 1:39.91 in their fifth-place performance.

The Seminoles will begin competing in individual events on Thursday with preliminaries beginning at 11:00 a.m., and finals at 7:00 p.m.  The divers will also compete in their first event of the Championships as the men start on the three-meter and the women on the one-meter.  For live stats and a link to ACC Select to watch all the action log onto www.seminoles.com.

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