March 19, 2022

Noles Capture Another Record on Final Night of NCAAs


Atlanta, Ga.  –  The Florida State women’s swimming and diving team closed out the 2021-22 season by setting the school record in the 400 free relay at the NCAA Championships at the McAuley Aquatics Center.

The team of Zsofia Kurdi, Tania Quaglieri, Gloria Muzito and Rebecca Moynihan turned in a time of 3:15.70, taking down the mark that was set in 2014 by Tiffany Oliver, McKayla Lightbourn, Julia Henkel and Kaitlyn Dressel (3:15.76).

“This was a great finish to a great week with some amazing women,” FSU head coach Neal Studd said. “I’m very proud of them.”

In her only race of the meet, Kurdi led off the relay with a 100 free split of 49.46, just off her personal best of 49.29.

Quaglieri split 48.96, keeping the race tight between Kentucky and Minnesota.

Muzito gained ground on the Wildcats in the third leg, splitting 48.92, before handing the anchor off to Moynihan.

Trailing slightly, Moynihan took over the lead after the first 50 yards and surged to the finish, touching at 48.36 and the heat one victory.

The Seminoles finished 22nd overall, improving slightly on their seeded time (3:15.80).

In the morning heats, Nina Kucheran finished her career by placing 28th in the 200 breast with at time of 2:09.23, just off her best (2:08.57).

Closing out her rookie year, Edith Jernstedt clocked a 1:56.40 in the 200 fly for 33rd place, slightly over her best of 1:55.80.

The Men’s NCAA Swimming and Diving Championships will run from March 23-26 back in Atlanta.

All sessions will be available to watch on ESPN 3.

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