Another Record Falls on Day Three
Feb. 24, 2017
AUSTIN, Texas -- Junior Devin Newton set a new school record in the 100-yard breaststroke as the TCU swimming and diving teams wrapped up the third day of the Big 12 Championship in Austin on Friday.
In the prelims, Newton clocked in at 1:01.73, topping her previous program record by .78 seconds. Newton went on to place fifth in the 100 breastst finals with a time of 1:02.62. Senior Ashley Dyke recorded an eighth-place finish at 1:03.13.
In the 100-yard butterfly, Micaela Roemer took home sixth place with the second-fastest time in school history at 54.70. On the men’s side, John Smith placed seventh in the 100 fly at 49.05. In the prelims, senior Garrett Hills produced the second-fastest time in school history at 47.43.
Freshman Elise Forzley recorded a fourth-place finish in the 400-yard IM behind an NCAA “B” cut time of 4:19.21. Her time marked the third-fastest in school history. Sophomore Ally Robertson followed in sixth place with a time of 4:19.99, ranking No. 5 on TCU’s all-time list.
Dayne Odendaal earned an NCAA “B” cut time of 3:52.81 in the 400 IM, placing fourth. Junior Carlos Hunnicutt followed closely as he hit the wall in fifth at 3:52.84. Senior John Remetta rounded out the championship final with an eighth-place time of 4:00.63.
Freshman Radu Duican continued his successful first conference championship as he logged a fifth-place finish in the 200-yard freestyle with a time of 1:37.96. Sophomore Tommy Thach also competed in the championship finals, clocking in at 1:39.64 for a fourth-place finish.
In the men’s 100-yard breaststroke, junior Jakub Swierczynski led the way for the Frogs with a fourth-place finish at 54.75. His time ranks fourth in school history. Three other TCU athletes followed. Freshman Migs Martin placed fifth at 55.12. Sophomore Jonathan Drewes placed seventh at 56.67, and senior John Remetta took home eighth at 58.09.
Sophomore Maddie Ibrahim represented TCU in the 100 back as she earned a fifth-place finish with a time of 54.54.
Four Frogs earned their way in the 100 back finals. Junior Darian Nezami placed fifth at 50.00, senior Jake Powell finished sixth at 50.28, senior Chris Hearl took home seventh at 51.46, and freshman Brendan Barry earned eighth at 51.55.
On the diving side, freshman Owen Moncino earned seventh in the 3-meter dive as he totaled 295.10 points.
The Frogs will hit the pool at 10 a.m. on Saturday for the prelims, with the championship finals set to begin at 6 p.m.
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