Feb. 15, 2012
HOUSTON – TCU’s men’s swimming and diving team opened competition at the Conference USA Invitational on Wednesday evening with two school records inside the University of Houston’s Campus Recreation and Wellness Center Natatorium.
Senior Laszlo Gyurko, senior Edgar Crespo, junior Luiz Azarias and junior Devin Price touched the wall in a collective 1:28.17 in the 200-medley relay, the first of the two relay events on the night. Gyurko led off the relay with a backstroke 50-yard split of 22.25.
Their time was good for second place overall in the event and qualified for an NCAA “B” qualifying standard. The previous TCU record, set in 2011 by Gyurko, Crespo, Andy Garcia-Montes and Price, was 1:28.26.
Gyurko returned to the pool later in the evening to swim the leadoff leg of TCU’s 800-freestyle relay that also set a TCU record. With Sebastian Arispe, Josh Mangus and Ryker Saunders swimming the last three legs, the Horned Frogs clocked a 6:34.97.
That mark was nearly 4.5 seconds faster than the previous TCU all-time record of 6:39.32, which was set in 2012. It also represented the second NCAA “B” qualifying standard on the evening for the Frogs.
From the diving well, freshman Ricky Bradley led the Frogs with a 280.25 on the 1-meter springboard. His score was good for fourth-place overall. Curtis Muller was sixth with a 251.65 and Eric Steiger was eighth with a 235.85.
With the Mountain West not sponsoring men’s swimming this year, the squad traveled to the Conference USA Invitational to compete against SMU and East Carolina. TCU returns to action tomorrow with the 500-free, 200-individual medley, 50-free and 400-medley relay on the swimming docket.
Conference USA Invitational – Team Scores Through Three Events
1 SMU 145 points
2 TCU 116 points
3 East Carolina 85 points