No. 16 Women's Swimming & Diving Overcome By No. 3 Florida

Jan. 9, 2004

TEMPE, Ariz. - The No. 16 Arizona State women's swimming and diving team fell to the No. 3 Florida Gators 138-100 on Friday in a dual meet at the Mona Plummer Aquatic Center. Junior All-American swimmer Florencia Szigeti and junior All-American diver Trisha Tumlinson led the way for the Sun Devils as each won two events on the day.

Szigeti claimed victories in both the 50 freestyle (23.73) and the 100 freestyle (51.07) to notch ASU's individual swimming victories on the afternoon. Her time of 51.07 in the 100 is her fourth NCAA consideration standard of the season in that event, one in which she holds the school record (49.73). The 400 freestyle relay of Szigeti, newcomer Sally Brown, Florence Mauro and Abra Armour secured a victory in the final event of the meet with an effort of 3:26.31, the fastest time for the Sun Devils this year by over four seconds.

In the diving pool, Tumlinson stole the spotlight, coming away victorious on both the 1-meter springboard (292.20) and the 3-meter springboard (295.40). Senior Jessica Stenson also recorded points for ASU on the boards, placing fifth on the 1-meter (242.40) and fourth on the 3-meter (255.83).

Both the Arizona State men's and women's swimming and diving teams will be in action tomorrow at the Mona Plummer Aquatic Center at 1:00 p.m. In a short course meters event, the women will face off against Florida again while the No. 13 Sun Devil men take on Purdue.

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