February 26, 2022

Noles Race Tough at Last Chance


ATHENS, Ga. – The No. 21/24 Florida State swimming and diving teams finished competing at the two-day UGA Last Chance Invite at the Gabrielsen Natatorium.


The Seminoles had David Quire and Zach Smith racing in the 1650 free. Quirie finished third at 15:10.31, which was his season best. Smith followed in fifth place, clocking 15:14.44, which was his career best.

Both times were NCAA consideration standards.

Gloria Muztio swam the 100 free in prelim, clocking 50.64 for ninth place.

In the 200 fly, Edith Jernstedt placed second in the morning heats, touching at 1:56.91 ahead of Hannah Womer in third at 1:59.31.  Jernstedt swam the race again, swimming faster, clocking 1:56.07.

Maddy Huggins swam her career best in a time trial of the 100 breast, touching at 1:00.59, which is an NCAA consideration standard. The performance still ranks her eighth on the FSU all-time top 10.

Sam Budd also swam a time trial in the 200 free, touching at 1:37.48.


Aryanna Fernandes started the night off, clocking 53.30 in the 100 fly for silver after posting a 53.41 in prelims.

The Seminoles had two in the 50 free, led by Rebecca Moynihan in fifth place with a time of 22.66 ahead of Muzito in ninth. Muzito swam her personal best at 22.98.

Pia Murray swam over two seconds faster than her prelim time in the 200 back, touching third at 1:55.66.

Huggins tied for third place in the 100 breast, clocking 1:01.38 and Phoebe Griffiths finished ninth in the 200 free at 1:48.64.

The women’s team ended the night off by winning the 200 free relay with a time of 1:30.64 behind Moynihan, Fernandes, Muzito and Maddie McDonald.  The same squad also competed in prelims, touching at 1:30.55.

Members of the men’s team raced in the 200 free, led by Sam Budd, who placed seventh at 1:38.55 after clocking a 1:38.28 in prelims, ahead of Zach Smith in ninth at 1:39.63.

Quirie competed in the prelims, placing sixth with a time of 1:36.53.

“We had some good racing today and it was a great atmosphere,” FSU assistant coach Emma Svensson said. “We use this meet as an extra opportunity to race and learn. We are excited for some more racing tomorrow.”

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