TALLAHASSEE, Florida, January 31. MADISON Jacobi picked up wins in three individual events as the Florida State women’s swimming and diving team earned a victory over Miami in its final dual meet of the season, 174-113. Tiffany Oliver added two wins in the 50 and 100 free for the Seminoles.
Florida State Press Release
The Florida State women’s swimming and diving team closed out its dual meet season with a victory over Miami, 174-113. With the win, the Seminoles finish the year with a 7-2, 3-0 ACC meet record while the Hurricanes fall to 0-7, 0-3.
“It was a little rough but a win is a win,” head coach Frank Bradley said. “We have some things we need to work on – they’ve got to hit some gears that they struggled with today but we’ll work on it and we’re ready to shift our focus to the ACC Championships.”
The Seminoles won 12 out of the 16 events on the day, with highlights in both the swimming and diving portions of the meet.
Sophomore Sami Pochowski swam a career best time in the 200 breast, posting a 2:14.23. The swim was the fourth fastest in school history.
In addition to Pochowski’s swim, redshirt junior Katrina Young dove a career high on 3-meter, posting a 343.35 en route to winning the event.
“Katrina had a phenomenal 3-meter today,” head diving coach Pat Jeffrey said. “The field was tough and the talent level was high and she just really shined today on 3-meter. I thought all of our kids dove solid today.”
Contributing multiple individual event wins today were sophomore Madison Jacobi and senior Tiffany Oliver.
Jacobi won three races as she first cruised to a win in the 1000 free with a time of 9:52.82, ahead of sophomore Lauren Hine who was second with a 10:25.75. Switching strokes, she then won the 200 back with a time of 2:05.02, holding off freshman Chelsie Britt who was second with a 2:06.91. Britt outlasted classmate Caroline Page, who was third (2:07.60).
Completing the trifecta moments after her backstroke win, Jacobi stole the show in the 500 free posting a 4:53.99. Josie Cuda was second with a 5:00.03 while Julia Henkel took third at 5:00.50.
Oliver was on point in the 200 free and 50 free races, taking the 200 with a time of 1:51.49 just ahead of Cuda (1:52.08) and Henkel (1:53.09). Minutes later, Oliver won the 50 free with a time of 23.34.
The women’s swimming and diving team along with the men’s diving squad will head to Greensboro, N.C. for the ACC Championship on Feb. 19-22. The men’s swimming portion will take place the following weekend on Feb. 26- March 1.
Miami Press Release
The University of Miami women’s swimming and diving team closed out its dual meet schedule with a hard-fought loss to ACC rival Florida State, dropping the road match 174-113.
The Hurricanes were paced by a strong showing from the diving contingent, who turned in top performances. Miami captured the top two performances in the 1-meter with dominant outings from Cheyenne Cousineau (301.13, first) and Kara McCormack (297.88, second), while the duo finished third and second, respectively, in the 3-meter event.
Junior transfer Heather Arseth, competing in her second event of the spring after missing much of the fall due to injury, delivered a standout performance in the 100-yard Backstroke early in the meet. Arseth bested the competition by nearly a full second, capturing first place in the event in a blazing time of 56.54.
Fellow junior Amy Wiley continued Miami’s momentum, taking first in the 100 Breaststroke with a time of 1:05.75. Freshman Julia Schippert, who has impressed in her first collegiate season, touched the wall in a third-place time of 1:06.60.
Freshman Angela Algee earned her team points with a second-place finish in the 200 Butterfly (2:03.61), while captain Kat Nicholson delivered a third-place finish in the 50 Freestyle (24.65).
The Hurricanes finished the event on a strong note/ Sophomore My Fridell won her signature event, the 100 Butterfly, in a time of 55.85. Miami’s 200 Freestyle Relay “A” entry of Arseth, Algee, Fridell and Nicholson finished the day’s final event in a time of 1:36.98.
The Miami Hurricanes will next head to Greensboro, N.C. for the 2014 ACC Championships on Feb. 19-22.