Feb. 23, 2002
COLLEGE PARK, Md. –
Heading into the final night of competition Saturday in College Park, Md., the Florida State women’s swimming and diving team is in position to earn its best placing at the Atlantic Coast Conference Championship since 1995’s third-place finish. The No. 21 Lady Seminoles are currently in third place with 374 points. FSU will have four swimmers and four divers competing in championship finals Saturday and will also swim in the 400-yard freestyle relay and mile swim.
FSU will have divers Chelsie Lerew, Tiffany Manning, Michelle Sekeres and Courtney McClow competing on the three-meter championship final. In Friday’s preliminary dives, Lerew qualified first followed by Manning in second and Sekeres in third. McClow, who won the one-meter title on Thursday, qualified seventh.
Christy Cech turned in the second-best preliminary time Friday morning in the 100-yard freestyle at 49.99, that is a NCAA-B cut mark, as well.
The Lady Seminoles will have two swimmers, Emma Dutton and Keryn Krynauw, competing in the 200-yard breaststroke championship. Dutton qualified fourth with a NCAA-B cut time of 2:17.58 and Krynauw qualified eighth at 2:20.56.
Lisa How will represent FSU in the 200-yard butterfly championship. How qualified sixth with a NCAA-B cut time of 2:02.01.
In consolation finals, FSU will look to earn points from: Amber Goodwin (200-yard backstroke), Emily Breen (100-free), Kristan Keelan (200-breast), Candice Nethercott (200-fly) and Emily Armond (200-fly).
The mile swim will consist of three heats. The swimmer with the best time will be crowned champion and the other swimmers will be placed accordingly.