#SwimDive Concludes Big 12 Championship


Feb. 26, 2017


AUSTIN, Texas -- The TCU swimming and diving team concluded competition at the 2017 Big 12 Swimming & Diving Championship in Austin on Saturday.

The four-day meet wrapped up after the Frogs broke a total of five school records throughout their stint at Texas.

Freshman Elise Forzley started the night with an eighth-place finish in the 200-yard backstroke with a time of 1:59.15.

Freshman Radu Duican rallied with a fifth-place finish in the men's 200 back at 1:45.68, while sophomore Tommy Thach added an eighth-place time of his own in the 200 back at 1:51.06.

In the men's 100-yard freestyle, senior Garrett Hills took care of business as he took home seventh with a time of 44.90.

Junior Connor Dobbs represented the Frogs in the 1650 free with a fifth-place time of 15:56.81. Freshman Brendan Barry and sophomore Jonathan Drewes followed in sixth and seventh, respectively.

Senior Ashley Dyke raced to a 2:17.07 finish in the 200-yard breaststroke finals, placing sixth.

Junior Jakub Swierczynski led TCU in the men's 200 breast with a seventh-place finish of 2:00.94. Senior John Remetta followed in eighth place at 2:03.02.

Three Frogs placed in the men's 200-yard butterfly finals. Junior Matt Spallas led the way in fifth place at 1:47.93. Dayne Odendaal followed in sixth at 1:48.47, and junior Carlos Hunnicutt placed eighth with a time of 1:49.45.

Freshman Owen Moncino placed sixth in the platform dive with 246.05 points. Sophomore Andrew Shurtleff took home eighth with 229.55 points.

Claire Munster, Madie Sandberg, Hannah Dooley and Micaela Roemer placed fifth in the 400 free relay at 3:25.33.

To close out the meet, Radu Duican, Jonathan Drewes, Tommy Thach and Garrett Hills placed third in the 400 free relay at 3:03.50.

Overall, the women's team placed fifth, and the men's squad finished third in team standings.

 

 

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