Knoxville, Tenn. – The Florida State women’s swimming and diving team had four student-athletes competing on Friday at the 2023 NCAA Women’s Swimming and Diving Championships at the Allan Jones Aquatic Center.
Anna Metzler closed out her career by finishing 19th in the 400 IM, improving her seed from 28th, touching at 4:10.35, which was just off her season best of 4:10.18.
Edith Jernstedt finished third in the heat two of the 100 fly, touching at 52.73 for 38th overall. The swim was just off her season best (52.54). Jernstedt will compete in her specialty, the 200 fly on Saturday.
Maddy Huggins swam her personal best in the 100 breast at 1:00.25, touching second in heat two for 38th overall. Huggins still ranks fifth in the race in school history. Huggins will compete in the 200 breast on Saturday along with Julia Mansson.
“We had another great morning,” FSU head coach Neal Studd said. “Anna was so close to coming back in the 400 IM. It was her highest finish at NCAAs in her last collegiate race. We are all so proud of her. Maddy swam her best time and Edith had a great 100 fly too.”
Off her 10th place finish on 1-meter on Thursday, Samantha Vear was back on the board competing in the women’s 3-meter event. Vear placed 21st with a score of 297.35.
“It’s not what she wanted today,” FSU head diving coach John Proctor said. “Sammy is a competitor, and she doesn’t shy away from these meets. Sometimes, you need to learn through failure and there’s no doubt in my mind that she’ll learn from this and come back a better diver.”
Prelims each day will begin at 10 a.m., and the top 16 swimmers in each event will advance to finals at 6 p.m. Diving prelims will take place at approximately 12:15. The top eight divers will advance to finals at night, and the divers that place ninth through 16th will compete again immediately after prelims.
All sessions will stream via ESPN+ and live results can be found on meet mobile and divemeets.com.
Saturday, March 18
Prelims – 10 a.m.
200 breast – Maddy Huggins, Julia Masson; 200 fly – Edith Jernstedt
Finals – 6 p.m.
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