November 19, 2002 - by
No. 23 Lady Seminoles Swimming & Diving Drop First Dual Meet To No. 3 Florida, 145-98

Nov. 19, 2002

The No. 23 Florida State women’s swimming and diving lost its first dual meet of the season to rival No. 3 Florida on Tuesday night in Tallahassee, Fla., by the score of 145-98. Junior Emma Dutton and sophomore Courtney McClow who each won two events led the Lady Seminoles, which drop to 4-1 on the year.

Dutton won her first event, the 50-yard freestyle, with a time of 23.94. Following Dutton in second place was sophomore Emily Breen at 24.15. In the 200-yard breaststroke, Dutton recorded her second victory with a finishing mark of 2:19.11.

In diving action, McClow swept first-place honors on both the one- and three-meter springboards with scores of 269.18 and 297.6, respectively. Fellow sophomore Tiffany Manning added a third-place finish on the three-meter (263.25) and a fourth-place finish on the one-meter (231.45). Junior Chelsie Lerew finished fifth on the three-meter (242.63) before backing out of the one-meter due to injury.

Breen scored the Lady Seminole’s final victory of the night in the 100-free with a time of 52.14.

The Lady Seminoles swam strong all night against the Gators with impressive finishes turned in by junior Andree-Anne LeRoy in the 200-yard IM (2:05.38, second) and 200-yard backstroke (2:06.37), junior Loren Hansen in the 200-free (1:52.01, second), sophomore Lisa How in the 1000-free (10:11.55, second place) and sophomore Golda Marcus in the 1000-free (10:18.03, third) and 500-free (5:02.33, third).

The Lady Seminoles will now travel to Las Vegas on Friday, Nov. 22, to take on UNLV and BYU and then to Salt Lake City on Saturday, Nov. 23, to face Utah.

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