February 5, 2017 - by
Harris Leads FSU on Final Night with Win

DURHAM, N.C. – The Florida State swimming and diving teams closed out Janis Hape Dowd Carolina College Nike Invitational on Sunday night at the Taishoff Aquatics Pavilion.

The evening was highlighted by redshirt sophomore McKenna Harris, who won the 200 breast with a new career best time of 2:16.36.

“It was another great day of racing,” FSU head coach Neal Studd said. “There were some exciting swims that will help up moving forward this season.”

Freshman Manuella Ribas Andrade was the runner up in the 1650 free in a close race, touching with a final time of 16:50.30 – a new personal best. Redshirt sophomore Daniella Van den Berg followed in third (17:00.34) and her classmate Kendall McIntosh was seventh (17:31.39).

Natalie Chambers paced the Seminoles in the 200 back, placing third with a final time of 2:02.81 after swimming a mark of 2:01.91 in prelims. Sophomore Fabiana Ingram cruised to a win in the B final, touching at 2:04.35 while senior Caroline Page followed in 10th at 2:07.62.

Sophomore Caroline Nava competed in the B heat of the 100 free, placing 15th at 53.09 and Christi DiPaolo finished in 20th at 53.19.

For the men, freshman Vladimir Stefanik led the Seminoles with a fifth place showing in the 100 free, touching with a time of 44.41. His classmate, Rudo Lock added a 12th place finish to his weekend, swimming mark of 45.57. Sophomore John Vann was 15th (46.51) and freshman Nate Samson was 22nd (46.95).

In addition, newcomer Keagan Finley added a 15th place finish in the mile, touching at 16:27.78 and Connor Thorne was 18th (17:01.28).

The Seminoles will next compete at the ACC Championships, starting on Feb. 13-16 with women’s swimming and men’s and women’s diving in Atlanta, Ga. For more information, visit Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

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