April 13, 2022

Noles Thrive at National Meets Around the World

Tallahassee, Fla.  – Several members with ties to the Florida States swimming and diving teams competed in various national meets around the world this past week. 

“We’ve had current, former and future members of our team in action all over the world in the past week or so,” FSU head coach Neal Studd said. “For our swimmers to display their talents on the national level is an incredible opportunity. We’re very excited with how well they all performed, especially since a couple of these athletes swam at NCAAs and went through the collegiate season that ended just a few short weeks ago.”  

With Seminoles swimming in meets in Canada, Europe and South Africa, the highlight came from former standout Emma Terebo at the French Elite Championships, where she captured two titles in the backstroke events behind personal best times.

Terebo won 100m back at 59.64, which is a FINA automatic qualifying standard and later took the title in the 200m back at 2:11.35, which is a FINA ‘B” time.

She was also under the FINA consideration time in the 50m back, clocking 28.42 for fourth place.

Following the meet, Terebo was named as one of the 21 athletes that will represent France at the 2022 FINA World Championships in Budapest this summer.

Noles Thrive at National Meets Around the World

Pia Murray won the ‘B’ final of the women’s 200m back at the British Swimming Championships (April 5-10), finishing ninth overall with a time of 2:14.39, seeing over a three second drop from her morning swim (2:17.40).

Murray also finished 10th in the 100m back at 1:02.45, which was just off her career best (1:02.41).

Murray ended the meet by posting her personal best in the 100m fly for 14th place at 1:01.05.


Noles Thrive at National Meets Around the World

Tania Quaglieri swam in the Italian Spring Championships (April 9-13), racing in the 50m and 100m back as well as the 50m fly.

Quaglieri displayed her speed in the 50m back, taking fifth at 28.81.  In the 100m, Quaglieri dominated the ‘B’ final, touching at 1:01.85 for the win, finishing ninth overall.

Quaglieri ended the meet by winning her second ‘B’ final, taking the 50m fly in a career best of 26.63.

Both Nina Kucheran and David Quirie were in action at the Bell Canadian Trials in Victoria, B.C., from April 5-10.

Kucheran swam in four championship finals, taking seventh in the 200m IM (2:16.44) behind a personal best.  She was also seventh in the 100m breast (1:09.75) and fifth in both the 50m (32.25) and 200m breast (2:28.93).

Quirie placed 13th in the 400m free (4:01.76), 22nd in the 800m free (8:29.28), 11th in the 200m free (1:53.33) and 31st in the 1500m free (16:31.48).

Signee Julia Mansson competed at the Stockholm Open in Sweden (April 9-12), where she turned in two personal bests in the breaststroke races.

Mansson swam her best 50m breast in prelims at 31.66, before taking eighth at finals at 32.01. In the 100m breast, Mansson was victorious in the ‘B’ final, clocking 1:09.67. She was just off her best in the 200m breast at 2:31.71 for ninth.

Ida Hulkko also swam in two races, touching fifth in the 50m breast (31.18) and 100m breast (1:09.12).

Former Seminole Tayla Lovemore was in action at the South African National Championships that ran from April 5-12 in Port Elizabeth.

Lovemore was a part of two relays that took bronze (Mixed 4×100, Women’s 4×50) and individually she raced in two championship heats. Lovemore grabbed fifth in the 100m fly (1:01.74) and finished fourth in the 50m fly (27.5). 

She also competed in prelims of the 50m free (27.10) and 100m free (59.20).  

Max McCusker is set to compete at the Irish Trials from April 19-24.

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