Internationals Shine as Florida St. Women Defeat Miami

Anya Pelshaw
by Anya Pelshaw 0

January 22nd, 2022 ACC, College

Florida State Seminoles Def. Miami Hurricanes (Women only)

  • Florida State at Miami
  • Norman Whitten Pool, Miami, FL
  • January 21, 2022
  • Results PDF

The Florida State women traveled to Miami on Friday, January 21st. This was Florida State’s first meet since their midseason as they have had recent meets canceled due to COVID-19 protocols. This was Miami’s second meet of the year. They defeated Florida Gulf Coast on January 12th by a score of 198-100. 

Florida State rolled to a win over Miami winning in a score of 193-107. Florida State won 12 out of 16 events (including diving). 

FSU started the meet out strong going 1-2 in the 200 medley relay. Their ‘A’ relay swam a time of 1:37.55 and their ‘B’ relay swam a time of 1:39.42. The ‘A’ relay was just off of the time swum by the ‘A’ relay at midseason as they went a time of 1:37.43 at midseason.

A sweep by international students in the 100 backstroke brought in many points for the Seminoles. Junior Tania Quaglieri from Italy led the way in a time of 53.85. That swim was a season best and faster than the 54.37 she swam at midseason. Senior Maddie McDonald from Canada touched in second in a time of 53.96. This also was a season best for her as she went a time of 53.99 leading off the 400 medley relay at midseason. Sophomore Pia Murray from England completed the sweep and touched the wall in a time of 53.97. This was just off of her season best of 53.93 from midseason. 

Redshirt junior Nina Kucheran from Canada swam to a victory in the 100 breaststroke swimming a time of 59.46. This was a season best for Kucheran and her first time under 1:00 this season. The time also places her 21st in the NCAA this season. Kucheran also won the 200 breaststroke in a time of 2:10.90. Her season best of 2:08.57 places her 14th in the NCAA this season.

Hannah Womer, a senior, swam to a win in the 200 butterfly in a time of 1:57.74. This was a personal best for Womer and puts her 47th in the NCAA this season. Last season in prelims at the ACC Championships, she swam a time of 1:58.97. Not far behind Womer was redshirt junior Aryanna Fernandes from Canada. Fernandes swam a time of 1:58.10 which was just off her midseason time of 1:57.22. 

Redshirt senior Rebecca Moynihan from New Zealand picked up wins in both the 50 (22.77) and 100 (49.74) freestyles. She was the only swimmer under 23 seconds in the 50 and 50 seconds in the 100. Those times were just off of her season bests of 22.43 and 49.60 from midseason.

The Seminoles also swept the 200 backstroke. Murray led the way in a time of 1:56.93. Her season best in the event is a 1:55.73. McDonald earned a second place finish in a time of 1:58.19 which was just off her season best of 1:57.39 from midseason. Sophomore Sydney Cole finished the sweep in a personal best time of 1:59.33. 

The 100 butterfly was also swept by FSU. Sophomore Jenny Halden from Norway led the way, winning in a season best time of 52.77. That time places her 43rd in the NCAA this season. Fernandes followed closely behind touching in a season best of 53.04. Freshman Edith Jernstedt from Sweden completed the sweep touching in a time of 53.29.

FSU also swept the 200 IM. Leading the way was Kucheran who swam to victory in a time of 1:59.33. Kucheran currently holds the 34th time in the NCAA this season with a 1:57.56 from midseason. She was followed by Jernstedt who touched the wall in a personal best time of 2:00.00. Womer completed the sweep touching third in 2:00.90. 

Miami was led by their divers as they swept both diving events. Sophomore Mia Vallee from Canada won the 1 meter with a score of 317.18. Freshman Emma Gullstrand from Sweden won the 3 meter with a score of 362.93.

Junior Aino Otava from Finland won the 1000 freestyle in a time of 9:58.89. This was a huge personal best for Otava as she had not been under 10 minutes in the event until today. Redshirt sophomore Adrianna Cera touched in second in a season best time of 10:02.38. 

Senior Carmen San Nicholas from Spain earned the win for the Hurricanes in the 200 freestyle winning in a time of 1:47.99. That was about a second off of her personal best of 1:46.99 which she swam at midseason.

Other first-place finishes:

FSU has their next meet scheduled for January 28th at home against Division II Tampa. Miami’s next meet is scheduled for February 11-12 at home as a first chance invite. 


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Anya Pelshaw

Anya has been with SwimSwam since June 2021 as both a writer and social media coordinator. She was in attendance at the 2022 and 2023 Women's NCAA Championships writing and doing social media for SwimSwam. Currently, Anya is pursuing her B.A. in Economics and a minor in Government & Law at …

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