December 22, 2018
Hulkko Places Eighth at Worlds, Three Final at Winter Diving Trials

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. –  Current and former members of the Florida State swimming and diving teams turned in great performances this month at various meets around the world.

Freshman standout Ida Hulkko competed in the 14th FINA Short Course World Championships in Hangzhou, China that were held from Dec. 11-16, where she finished eighth in the 50m breast.

Hulkko swam her fastest 50m breast in prelims to start the meet, turning in a time of 30.13 for fifth. In semifinals, she clocked 30.18, advancing to the final in seventh place. The Mikkeli, Finland native finished the event in eighth place in her first World Championship final behind a time of 30.45.

She also competed in the 100m breast later in the meet, finishing 19th with a time of 1:06.55.

Following Hulkko, the Florida State divers took to two different national meets, while the swimmers trained in Deerfield Beach, Florida.

Junior Aidan Faminoff competed at the Winter Canadian National Championships, which ran from Dec. 14-16 in Victoria, B.C. where he finished 10th in the 10-meter platform with a score of 323.80.

A group of divers represented the Seminoles at the USA Diving Winter Trials that were held in Atlanta, Georgia from Dec. 16-21.

USA National Team member Katrina Young, took home a gold, silver and bronze while competing in two platform events.

Young opened the meet by finishing first and third in the women’s 10-meter synchronized event. The Shoreline, Washington native teamed up with Texas redshirt senior Samantha Bromberg to claim the title after trailing by just under one point after prelims. The duo scored 601.32, winning by 16.56 points.

Young also pulled double-duty during the event, teaming up with Arizona sophomore Delaney Schnell to finish third with a tally of 565.20.

Following her synchro performances, Young ended up winning silver in the individual event with a total of 610.30, following a prelim round tally of 317.00.

Freshman Grace Cable also competed in an event final, where she finished eighth on 1-meter with a score of 436.55 after advancing to finals in 12th place (206.55).

Also earning a spot in the finals was sophomore Josh Davidson, who placed eighth on 1-meter with a final score of 641.90.

Junior Cam Thatcher was also in action this week in the springboard events, placing 18th on 1-meter (268.00) and 19th on 3-meter (304.35).

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