FSU’s Meg Brown Wins High Point
Freshman Meg Brown was selected as the High Point winner for the SMU Classic.
By Christa Salerno
LEWISVILLE, Texas – Freshman Meg Brown continued to shine on the second day of the SMU Classic by winning the 200 back with a career best time of 1:56.84 before taking fourth with another personal best of 2:01.37 in the 200 IM. For her efforts, she was selected as the High Point Swimmer of the Meet.
“Today was solid,” FSU head coach Frank Bradley said. “We picked up right where we left of from yesterday. We competed well, we identified spots we need to work on but at the same time I thought we thrived at this meet. It was a great weekend.”
Senior Josie Cuda started off the evening by placing fourth in the 500 free with a time of 4:50.11 while freshman Summer Finke followed in ninth with a 4:51.95.
Sophomore Natalie Pierce followed with a career best time in the 200 breast at 2:14.20 for fourth place, while Sami Pochowski placed 10th with a 2:16.42.
In addition to Brown, senior Bianca Spinazzola swam her career best time in the 200 back at 2:02.97, placing 11th.
“Tonight we had four best times,” Bradley said. “There were also some swims that weren’t too far off of best times too, so that’s great for this time of year.”
In the 100 free, sophomore Alexi Smith posted a 50.97 for fifth place, while Pochowski swam her second event of the night taking ninth at 50.41.
Cuda swam a 2:06.09 in the 200 fly for sixth, while freshman Gracie Redding was 12th at 2:05.33.
Sophomore Caroline Gerhardt finished fifth on 3-meter with a score of 243.70.
The Seminoles finished the meet in fourth with a total of 264. Louisville won the meet with a tally of 363, followed by tie between Missouri (303) and UCLA. SMU was fifth (244) and TCU was sixth (197).
“I’m very encouraged by our progress from this weekend,” Bradley said. “We have a big weekend ahead of us and I expect us to keep competing at this high level.”
Florida State will hit the road to face Queens University and Duke in Durham on Friday before taking on NC State in Raleigh on Saturday.
Florida Swim Network