February 9, 2002 - by
Seniors Shine As The No. 21 Lady Seminoles Defeat South Carolina, 118-85

Feb. 9, 2002

Final Stats

The Florida State women’s swim team ended its historic dual-meet season Saturday morning by defeating South Carolina, 118-85, at the Bobby E. Leach Aquatic Center. The victory gave the Lady Seminoles, who are ranked No. 21 in the nation, a school-record 14 wins this season. For the day, FSU (14-2) won eight of the 13 events against USC. FSU’s seniors, team captain Amber Goodwin, co-captain Christy Cech, diving captain Caren Hirai, Candice Nethercott, Keryn Krynauw, Lisa Kirsch, and Michelle Sekeres, were honored before the start of the meet as they competed at home for the last time.

Cech led FSU as she won the 50-yard freestyle at 23.53 and the 100 free with a time of 51.32. Cech later teamed up with Emily Breen, Liz Parkinson and Emma Dutton to win the 400 free relay (3:25.75).

Krynauw took home two first-place finishes for the Lady Seminoles. In the 200-yard breaststroke, Krynauw touched the wall first at 2:18.19. Earlier in the day, Krynauw, Nethercott, Breen and Jennie Lyes won the 200-yard medley relay with at time of 1:48.41.

In addition to her relay win, Dutton picked up an individual victory in the 200-yard individual medley. Dutton beat out teammate Lisa How for first place at 2:07.53.

The best race of the day came in the 200-yard butterfly. How narrowly out-touched South Carolina’s Anna Nyiry for first place by three-hundredths of a second at 2:04.05.

Laura Kenney won the 200-yard backstroke at 2:04.33 to round out FSU’s winners.

The Lady Seminoles will now prepare for the 2002 Atlantic Coast Conference Swimming and Diving Championship on February 21 through the 23, in College Park, Md.

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