Oct. 20, 2006
DALLAS – The Florida State women’s swimming and diving team is in second place by just one point after day one of the SMU Women’s Classic. SMU leads the tournament with 167 points and is followed by FSU (164), Wisconsin (142), Virginia Tech (129), Alabama (120) and LSU (115).
The Seminoles got off to a fast start as they won the first event of the night, the 400 medley relay. The team of senior Romy Altmann (Capetown, South Africa), senior Lauren Brick (Culpeper, Va.), junior Lauren Sparg (Durban, South Africa) and sophomore Christie Raleigh (Toms River, N.J.) finished with a time 3:45.73.
Raleigh came through big for Florida State winning the 100 fly with an NCAA “B” cut time of 54.37 and the 50 free with an NCAA “B” cut time of 23.13.
Brick showed once again why she is an All-American in the 100 breast taking the event with an NCAA “B” cut time of 1:01.95.
Freshman Aleia Monden (Mililani, Hawaii) scored big points for Florida State taking the 1M with a score of 257.05.
Altmann was the Seminoles’ top finisher in the 100 back as she finished second with a time of 56.68.
Sophomore Georgia Holderness (Butleigh, Somerset, England) was FSU’s top finisher in the 400 IM taking third with a time of 4:26.02.
The Seminoles top finisher in the 200 free was freshman Kylsie Grimes (Hartland, Wis.) who placed fourth with a time of 1:52.19.
FSU finished up the day one as the 800 free relay team of Grimes, Altmann, Holderness and junior Lindsay Kenney (Plano, Texas) finished in fourth with a time of 7:35.99.
The SMU Women’s Classic will conclude Saturday at 8:30 p.m. EST. Saturday’s events include the 200 free relay, 500 free, 200 back, 200 breast, 3M, 100 free, 200 fly, 200 IM and 200 free relay.