TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The Florida State women’s swimming and diving team earned another impressive win Saturday afternoon defeating Florida Atlantic, 174-112, at the Bobby E. Leach Aquatic Center on the FSU campus in Tallahassee, Fla. The Lady Seminoles were victorious in all 16 events, as 11 individuals earned first-place honors. FSU improves to 9-2 on the season and is now 16-0 all-time against FAU.
After dominating the 200-yard medley-relay with first and second-place finishes to start the meet, Angie Leach took to the pool and won the first individual race, the 1000 freestyle, at 10:18.19. For the day FSU had three individuals, Chrity Cech, Lisa How, and Chelsie Lerew, win two individual events each.
Cech, a 2001 All-American, continued her dominance in the freestyle sprints. First, in the 50-yard free, Cech led all competitors with a time of 23.77. Following Cech in 50 free was FSU’s Jennie Lyes (second-place) and Liz Parkinson (third-place). Cech then left all competition behind in the 100 free, winning with a time of 52.34.
In diving action, the Lady Seminoles once again ruled the boards, placing first through fourth in both events. Lerew, the 2001 ACC Diver of the Year, earned the victory on the one-meter with a score of 193.2. Following Lerew on the one-meter was Tiffany Manning (second-place), Michelle Sekeres (third-place) and Courtney McClow (fourth-place). On three-meter action, Lerew once again picked up the win with a mark of 197.9. McClow, Manning and Caren Harai rounded out second, third and fourth, respectively.
How earned her first victory in 200-yard butterfly (2:06.1) and later went on to win the 400 individual medley (4:31.87). Other Lady Seminoles who earned first-place finishes were: Loren Hansen (200 free, 1:52.56), Emily Breen (100 backstroke, 58.78), Emma Dutton (100 breaststroke, 1:05.87), Betsy Nagy (200 back, 2:08.24), Keryn Krynauw (200 breast, 2:20.46), Amy Lo (500 free, 5:03.03) and Candice Nethercott (100 fly, 57.28). In the final event of the day, the 200 free relay, FSU won with a time of 1:36.22.
The Seminoles return to action on Friday, January 25, when they host Alabama. The meet is scheduled to start at 3 p.m. at the Bobby E. Leach Aquatic Center.