TCU Falls to No. 3/4 Texas, 244-191, On Friday

Feb. 3, 2017

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FORT WORTH, Texas -- The TCU men's and women's swimming and diving team fell to No. 3/4 Texas, 244-191, on senior day at the University Recreation Center on Friday afternoon. The men dropped the meet, 122-100, while the women's score ended at 122-91.

"We had some really good races," head coach Richard Sybesma said. "I'm pleased with how we competed. Texas has a good team. They're a tough team to beat, but we raced hard against them."

The Races
Senior Jake Powell, junior Jakub Swierczynski, junior John Smith and senior Garrett Hills opened the meet with a second-place finish in the 200-yard medley relay. Smith went on to take home second in the 100-yard butterfly at 50.37.

Sophomore Tommy Thach recorded the first win for the Frogs as he took home gold in the 200-yard IM behind a time of 1:53.25.

On the women's side, freshman Elise Forzley notched another win the 100-yard backstroke with a time of 58.15. Senior Ashley Dyke recorded the top time in the 100-yard breaststroke at 1:06.60.

Freshman Claire Munster took home second in the 200-yard freestyle with a time of 1:54.47. In the 100 free, Munster placed third at 52.67.

Freshman Radu Duican clocked in at 1:42.89 in the 200-yard freestyle, placing second. Freshman Dayne Odendaal followed in third with a time of 1:43.48. Duican also finished second in the 100-yard backstroke at 51.62.

In the 500-yard freestyle, freshman Katie Woods logged a second-place time of 5:12.42. Sophomore Ally Robertson followed in third at 5:14.33.

In diving, freshman Owen Moncino won the 3-meter dive with a score of 290.48, edging out Texas' Reed Merritt (287.78) by less than three points.

To close out the meet, TCU's 200 freestyle relay team of Munster, freshman Madie Sandberg, freshman Hannah Dooley and sophomore Micaela Roemer finished in first with a time of 1:38.68. The men also finished with the top time in the relay. Hills, Thach, Smith and Duican clocked in at 1:25.22 to round out Friday's performances.

Up Next
TCU will take the next two weeks to prepare for the Big 12 Swimming & Diving Championships in Austin, Texas, on Feb. 22-25.



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