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Sarandos Reaches NCAA Finals



March 20, 2010

The 2010 NCAA Women's Swimming & Diving Championships concluded Saturday, March 20 on the campus of Purdue University but not before Florida State swimmer Stephanie Sarandos earned the highest event finish of her career, 13th place in the 200 back.

Sarandos, who finished 25th in the 200 back at last year's meet, moved up to 12th place this with a time of 1:54.70 in the preliminary round. In the finals she fell to 13th place with a time of 1:54.83.

"We're excited that Stephanie earned All-American honors. She's been solid and very dedicated all year. To be 13th in the nation speaks volumes about her," said Head Coach Neil Harper.

Also competing on Saturday were freshman Marissa Harrington and sophomore Charlotte Broadbent. Both competed in the 1650 where Harrington came in 28th and Broadbent came in 34th, their highest finishes of the meet.

"For Marissa and Charlotte it's their first NCAA meet and they've gained a lot from the experience," Harper said. "They had a great year. They're achievements in getting here included setting new school records. As underclassmen they will only get better and we're looking forward to all three girls getting to Nationals again next year."

For full meet results click here.

Up next for the Seminoles, the men's team heads to Ohio State University to compete in this year's NCAA Men's Swimming and Diving National Championships, March 25-27.

For more news and coverage of the Seminoles stay tuned to www.seminoles.com or follow the team on Twitter @fsu_swimming.


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