NCAA Div. I Women: Florida State Lady Seminoles Upset No. 21 Alabama, 164-136

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The Florida State women’s swimming and diving team picked up its most important win of the season Friday afternoon when the Lady Seminoles defeated nationally ranked No. 21 Alabama, 164-136, in Tallahassee, Fla. at the Bobby E. Leach Aquatic Center. Leading the way for the Lady Seminoles was senior co-captain Christy Cech, a 2001 All-America honoree, who won both the 50 and 100-yard freestyles, swam the anchor-leg in the winning 200-yard medley relay and the second-leg of the top finishing 200 free relay. FSU, which received five votes in the latest national poll, picked up its 10th win of the season and is now 6-7 all-time against Alabama.

The Lady Seminoles started the meet off strong with first and third-place finishes in the 200-medley relay. The relay team of Emily Breen, Emma Dutton, Candice Nethercott and Cech touched the wall first in 1:44.36. FSU then jumped out to a 29-7 lead after placing first, second, third and fourth in the 1000-yard free. Jennifer Smith placed first with a time of 10:20.29 and was followed by Angie Leach (10:22.06), Lisa Kirsch (10:26.55) and Golda Marcus (10:35.59) to round out the top four, respectively.

Alabama picked up the pace and won the next four events, however the Tide was unable to gain any ground on the Tribe. FSU was able to hold off ‘Bama by placing second and third in the 200 free and 100 breaststroke, finishing second in the 100 backstroke and taking second, third, fourth and fifth in the 200 butterfly.

Cech then entered the pool to take command in the freestyle sprints. In the 50 free, Cech out-sprinted the competition with a time of 23.65. Finishing second in the 50 free was Jennie Lyes (24.13) who was only two-hundredths of a second out of second place. Cech then increased FSU’s lead to 96-73 with her second individual victory of the day in 100 free at 51.62. Liz Parkinson (53.19) and Lyes (53.26) finished third and fourth, respectively.

The Crimson Tide once again turned in a winning streak of five-straight events, but just like earlier in the meet, the Lady Seminoles kept the lead with their strong depth. FSU finished second through fifth in the 200 back and 500 free, second and third in the 200 breast, and second, fourth and fifth in the 100 fly.

The Tribe’s diving squad turned in yet another impressive performance, earning valuable team points to keep the lead. On the one-meter, Chelsie Lerew placed second with a score of 283.13. Following Lerew in third and fourth place was Tiffany Manning (272.40) and Courtney McClow (259.20). Lerew then placed first on the three-meter with a score of 287.10, with McClow (282.15) and Manning (276.89) turning in third and fourth-place performances.

FSU then placed second through fifth in the 400-yard individual medley before sealing the victory in the 200 free relay. The relay squad of Lyes, Cech, Dutton and Parkinson touched the wall first with a time of 1:34.75 to ensure the Lady Seminole’s biggest victory of the season.

FSU will return to action on February 2, when the Lady Seminoles travel to Baton Rouge, La. to take on LSU, Louisiana-Monroe and Rice in a quad meet. Action is set to begin at 11 a.m.

Florida State vs. Alabama – 1/25/02
Results

Event 1 Girls 200 Yard Medley Relay
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School Finals Points
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1 Florida State University 'A' 1:44.36 11
1) Emily Breen 2) Emma Dutton
3) Candice Nethercott 4) Christy Cech
2 University of Alabama 'A' 1:44.59 4
3 Florida State University 'B' 1:49.17 2
1) Amber Goodwin 2) Keryn Krynauw
3) Emily Armond 4) Jennie Lyes
4 Florida State University 'C' x1:51.62
1) Margaret Colley 2) Kristan Keelan
3) Tonya Rasor 4) Kayce Zemina
5 University of Alabama 'B' 1:55.04

Event 3 Girls 1000 Yard Freestyle
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Name Year School Finals Points
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1 Jennifer Smith FSU 10:20.29 9
2 Angie Leach FSU 10:22.06 4
3 Lisa Kirsch FSU 10:26.55 3
4 Golda Marcus FSU x10:35.59
5 Katy Davidson ALA 10:53.12 2
6 Renata Miatto ALA 11:00.21 1

Event 5 Girls 200 Yard Freestyle
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Name Year School Finals Points
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1 Irini Kosta ALA 1:51.68 9
2 Loren Hansen FSU 1:52.27 4
3 Amy Lo FSU 1:53.88 3
4 Christie Pesce FSU 1:55.30 2
5 Tonya Rasor FSU x1:57.57
6 Katy Davidson ALA 2:03.95 1

Event 7 Girls 100 Yard Backstroke
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Name Year School Finals Points
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1 Michelle King ALA 57.27 9
2 Emily Breen FSU 58.02 4
3 Ann Ross ALA 58.39 3
4 Amber Goodwin FSU 59.67 2
5 Margaret Colley FSU 1:00.56 1
6 Betsy Nagy FSU x1:00.77
7 Liz McGriffin ALA 1:01.02
8 Kelly Kerr ALA x1:04.43

Event 9 Girls 100 Yard Breaststroke
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Name Year School Finals Points
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1 Marcy Warriner ALA 1:03.19 9
2 Emma Dutton FSU 1:03.67 4
3 Keryn Krynauw FSU 1:05.16 3
4 Belinda Green ALA 1:06.57 2
5 Flavia Sugimori ALA 1:08.31 1
6 Kristan Keelan FSU 1:09.02
7 Meredith Roberts FSU x1:09.12
8 Holly McCreless ALA x1:09.65

Event 11 Girls 200 Yard Butterfly
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Name Year School Finals Points
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1 Anne Poleska ALA 2:03.48 9
2 Lisa How FSU 2:04.32 4
3 Candice Nethercott FSU 2:06.63 3
4 Emily Armond FSU 2:08.73 2
5 Niki Boyle FSU x2:09.74
6 Kelly Kerr ALA 2:27.67 1

Event 13 Girls 50 Yard Freestyle
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Name Year School Finals Points
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1 Christy Cech FSU 23.65 9
2 Irini Kosta ALA 24.11 4
3 Jennie Lyes FSU 24.13 3
4 Lisa Andersson ALA 24.29 2
5 Liz Parkinson FSU 24.47 1
6 Kayce Zemina FSU x25.12
— Alison Cucchi FSU X25.34
— Margaret Colley FSU X25.45
— Meredith Roberts FSU X25.77
— Tonya Rasor FSU X25.85

Event 15 Girls 1 mtr Diving
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Name Year School Finals Points
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1 Lane Bassham ALA 290.55 9
2 Chelsie Lerew FSU 283.13 4
3 Tiffany Manning FSU 272.40 3
4 Katherine Bortenlanger ALA 271.50 2
5 Courtney McClow FSU 259.20 1
6 Michelle Sekeres FSU x207.68
7 Miranda Matias ALA 200.55
8 Lainee Patterson ALA x199.20
9 Caren Hirai FSU x192.83

Event 17 Girls 100 Yard Freestyle
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Name Year School Finals Points
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1 Christy Cech FSU 51.62 9
2 Lisa Andersson ALA 51.80 4
3 Liz Parkinson FSU 53.19 3
4 Jennie Lyes FSU 53.26 2
5 Marcy Warriner ALA 53.54 1
6 Christie Pesce FSU x54.31

Event 19 Girls 200 Yard Backstroke
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Name Year School Finals Points
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1 Ann Ross ALA 2:04.94 9
2 Laura Kenney FSU 2:05.02 4
3 Amber Goodwin FSU 2:09.00 3
4 Betsy Nagy FSU 2:09.13 2
5 Emily Breen FSU x2:09.76
6 Liz McGriffin ALA 2:13.08 1
7 Kelly Kerr ALA 2:13.78

Event 21 Girls 200 Yard Breaststroke
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Name Year School Finals Points
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1 Anne Poleska ALA 2:14.70 9
2 Keryn Krynauw FSU 2:16.67 4
3 Emma Dutton FSU 2:18.31 3
4 Flavia Sugimori ALA 2:22.10 2
5 Belinda Green ALA 2:22.79 1
6 Kristan Keelan FSU 2:24.08
7 Holly McCreless ALA x2:33.40

Event 23 Girls 500 Yard Freestyle
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Name Year School Finals Points
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1 Lisa Andersson ALA 4:59.56 9
2 Amy Lo FSU 5:01.39 4
3 Loren Hansen FSU 5:02.91 3
4 Jennifer Smith FSU 5:06.92 2
5 Angie Leach FSU x5:09.20
6 Liz McGriffin ALA 5:20.03 1
7 Renata Miatto ALA 5:20.12
8 Katy Davidson ALA x5:34.17

Event 25 Girls 100 Yard Butterfly
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Name Year School Finals Points
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1 Michelle King ALA 56.39 9
2 Candice Nethercott FSU 56.46 4
3 Irini Kosta ALA 57.48 3
4 Emily Breen FSU 57.51 2
5 Emily Armond FSU 58.23 1
6 Tonya Rasor FSU x1:01.20

Event 27 Girls 3 mtr Diving
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Name Year School Finals Points
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1 Chelsie Lerew FSU 287.10 9
2 Lane Bassham ALA 283.28 4
3 Courtney McClow FSU 282.15 3
4 Tiffany Manning FSU 276.83 2
5 Katherine Bortenlanger ALA 269.93 1
6 Miranda Matias ALA 261.30
7 Michelle Sekeres FSU x243.00
8 Lainee Patterson ALA x208.50
9 Caren Hirai FSU x206.55

Event 29 Girls 400 Yard IM
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Name Year School Finals Points
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1 Anne Poleska ALA 4:19.83 9
2 Lisa How FSU 4:29.09 4
3 Laura Kenney FSU 4:31.24 3
4 Loren Hansen FSU 4:38.25 2
5 Niki Boyle FSU x4:41.12
6 Renata Miatto ALA 4:47.18 1
7 Belinda Green ALA 4:47.74

Event 31 Girls 200 Yard Freestyle Relay
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School Finals Points
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1 Florida State University 'A' 1:34.75 11
1) Jennie Lyes 2) Christy Cech
3) Emma Dutton 4) Liz Parkinson
2 University of Alabama 'A' 1:35.56 4
3 Florida State University 'B' 1:38.44 2
1) Amber Goodwin 2) Candice Nethercott
3) Christie Pesce 4) Kayce Zemina
4 Florida State University 'C' x1:40.77
1) Alison Cucchi 2) Margaret Colley
3) Tonya Rasor 4) Meredith Roberts

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