Two Records Fall On Day Two

Feb. 23, 2017

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AUSTIN, Texas – Sophomore Maddie Ibrahim set a new school record in the backstroke, and the women’s 400 medley relay team shattered the school record at the Big 12 Swimming & Diving Championship in Austin Thursday night.

The women’s 400-yard medley relay team of freshman Elise Forzley, junior Devin Newton, sophomore Micaela Roemer and freshman Claire Munster swiftly finished the race in a school-record time of 3:41.38. Their time topped TCU’s previous best by over three seconds (3:44.93, 2015). Newton also went on to take home fourth place in the 200-yard IM finals with an NCAA “B” cut time of 2:01.38.

Ibrahim, a native of Austin, led off the 400 medley “B” relay in a school-record 100 back time of 54.20. Her time eclipsed Lyndsie Gibson’s (2014) record of 54.80.

Senior Garrett Hills blazed to a 20.09 finish in the 50-yard freestyle. His time moved him to No. 3 on TCU’s all-time list, behind only Scott McCracken (19.97, 2008) and Corey Nix (20.00, 2013), earning him an eighth-place finish.

In the men’s 500-yard freestyle, Dayne Odendaal logged a seventh-place finish in the championship finals, clocking in at 4:27.55.

Freshman Elise Forzley earned a seventh-place time of 2:02.47 in the 200-yard IM. Sophomore Ally Robertson also made it to the finals, placing eighth at 2:04.35.

Sophomore Carlos Hunnicutt led the way for the men in the 200 IM as he placed fifth behind a time of 1:49.23, matching his time in the prelims. Junior Jakub Swierczynski followed in seventh place at 1:50.02.

TCU’s 400-yard medley relay team of freshman Radu Duican, Swierczynski, junior John Smith and Hills closed out the night with a time of 3:14.56, marking the fourth-fastest time in program history.

Through Thursday, the men’s team is in third with 216 points, and the women’s team is in fifth place with 154.5 points.

Action will resume with prelims at 10 a.m. Friday morning. The championship finals will begin at 6 p.m.



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