Frog Men in 3rd, Women 5th after Day Two

Julia Grace Sanders

Feb. 27, 2014


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AUSTIN, Texas -- After Day Two of the Big 12 Conference Swimming and Diving Championships Thursday at the Lee & Joe Jamail Texas Swimming Center the TCU men are in third place, while the TCU women are in fifth.

Both the men's and women's 400 medley relay teams has solid races. The men's team of Cooper Robinson, Ford Story, Corey Nix and Anthony McMurry swam the third-fast time in school history (3:13.58) in placing third, while the women's team of Lyndsie Gibson, Gabi Korac, Ali Bleasdell, and Julia Grace Sanders recorded the fourth-fastest time (3:46.14) in school history in placing fifth.

"Our spirits are good," TCU swimming coach Richard Sybesma said after the halfway point of the competition. "We have some of our good sprint events coming up Friday. We just have to get it done."

Mikayla Winkler (4:51.19) and Gibson (4:54.72) made it to the 500 free finals and placed fourth and seventh, respectively, while on the men's side in the 500 free Thor Stenfjord (4:25.70) and Michael Franz (4:29.66) finished seventh and eighth.

In the 200 IM Robinson posted the time of 1:47.53 to finish in sixth.

Sanders also placed seventh in the 50 free (23.09), while McMurry (20.18) was eighth in the men's 50 free.

In diving, Kristen Connolly (255.05) finished 11th in the 1-meter.

"We have a lot of good swimming left in us," Sybesma said.

Competition Friday begins at 10 a.m. with preliminaries, while the finals in women's 3-meter is set for 5 p.m., and the other finals begin at 6 p.m.



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