Sixth School Record Set at Big 12 Friday

Feb. 27, 2015

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AUSTIN, Texas - Freshman Devin Newton set the school record in the women's 100 breast as the TCU swimming and diving teams wrapped up day three of the Big 12 Championships in Austin, Texas.

The men's team held strong to the second-place spot and the women's team sits in fifth after three days of competition.

"I'm really pleased with how we've competed so far this week," TCU head coach Richard Sybesma said. "We have one more day and we have to fight hard tomorrow to ensure that we finish where we need to in the team standings."

Newton, a native of Fountain Valley, California, finished with a time of 1:02.05 in the women's 100 breast, which is also an NCAA "B" cut time. It's the fourth school record she's been apart of in three days, helping set the standards in the 200 and 400 medley relays, as well as the 200 IM earlier this week.

It's the sixth school record to change hands over the three days of competition at the conference meet.

In the men's 100 breast finals, junior Ford Story placed fourth at 54.24. His time was his fourth "B" status mark this season and is a seasonal-best.

Sophomore Garrett Hills and senior August Van Allen finished sixth and seventh at 56.68 and 57.60, respectively.

The men's team placed five in the finals of the 400 IM. Freshman Carlos Hunnicutt finished fourth and recorded an NCAA "B" cut time at 3:53.29. It's the fourth-best time in program history.

Senior Mitch Adshead (3:55.03), sophomore John Remetta (3:56.43) and junior Cameron Rattray (3:56.81) and freshman Destin Hall (4:04.41) finished together behind Hunnicutt.

In the women's 400 IM finals, junior Carley Stevens posted a fourth-place time at 4:19.52. It's the fastest time this season in the event by a Horned Frog.

Freshman Emily Gibson finished seventh in the women's 100 fly prelims at 55.08. Her time is the fourth fastest in school history. In the finals, she posted an eighth-place time of 55.68.

On the men's side, sophomore Garrett Hills also had a "B" status time in the prelims, clocking in at 48.02. It's the third-best time in program history. He finished eighth at 48.19 in the finals.

Junior Mikayla Winkler finished third in the finals of the women's 200 free at 1:49.59. It's the fastest mark by a Horned Frog in the event this season.

Junior Adam Szilagyi placed fourth in the men's 100 back, clocking in at 47.52. It's the fastest time in the event this season by a Horned Frog and is also a "B" status time.

Finishing sixth, seventh and eighth in the event were seniors Cooper Robinson (48.31) and Josh Mangus (49.46) and sophomore Chris Hearl (49.48).

In the men's 200 free relay, the team of senior Josh Mangus, sophomore Chris Hearl, freshman Connor Dobbs and senior Thor Stenfjord recorded a third-place finish at 1:21.94.

On the women's side, the team of sophomore Julia Grace Sanders, senior Ali Bleasdell, freshman Emily Gibson and senior Ashley Alspaugh finished fourth at 1:32.99. The time ranks as the fourth-best in program history.

Seniors Ricky Bradley and Joseph Stegeman finished sixth and seventh in the men's 3-meter dive finals, posting scores of 308.30 and 271.85, respectively.

In the women's 3-meter dive prelims, junior Kristen Connolly put up the team's top marks at 236.10.

The final day of the Big 12 Championships begins tomorrow at 10 a.m.



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