5 School Marks Fall on Day Three

Anthony McMurry

Anthony McMurry

Feb. 28, 2014


AUSTIN, Texas -- A total of five school records fell on Day Three of the Big 12 Conference Swimming and Diving Championships at the Lee and Joe Jamail Texas Swimming Center, and in doing so the TCU women moved up a spot in the team standings from fifth to fourth.

"It seems like we're swimming better, and bottom line is we're on fire," TCU swimming coach Richard Sybesma said. "We've really got some wind in our sails and we started moving tonight, and with five school records I feel really good about our day."

In the 200 free Anthony McMurry broke Ron Forrest's 20-year old record in his morning swim with the time of 1:38.12 to make it to the finals in the evening session where he finished sixth (1:38.67).

In the men's and women's 100 back, Cooper Robinson and Lyndsie Gibson set a new standard at (46.94) and (54.80) in finishing third and fourth, respectively.

Gabi Korac swam a 1:02.38 in the 100 breast and placed ninth while setting a new school record, while in the men's 200 free relay, McMurry, Corey Nix, Garrett Hills and Ryan Wilcox set a new mark with the time of 1:20.30 in placing third in the event.

While the Frog women moved up a spot in the team standings, the men dropped one spot to third, but Sybesma said a few good swims Saturday will help the Frogs move past West Virginia for second.



"We have some ground to make up on the men side," Sybesma said.

Individually Friday, Ford Story turned in one of the best races of the day with a 53.68 in the 100 breast to finish runner-up in the event. In the same race, Hills placed fourth (56.04).

In other notable performances: Ricky Bradley (323.20) and Curtis Muller (275.00) placed seventh and eighth, respectively, in the 3-meter diving; John Remetta (3:52.68), Thor Stenfjord (3:54.89) and Michael Franz (3:55.75) placed fifth, sixth and seventh in the 400 IM; Sebastian Arispe (1:40.34) finished seventh in the 200 free and Wilcox (1:40.42) placed eighth; Ashley Alspaugh (55.89) and Ali Polhill (56.14) placed seventh and eighth, respectively, in the women's 100 back, while Josh Mangus (48.43) and Chris Hearl (49.93) were sixth and eighth in the men's 100 back; and in the women's 400 IM Carley Stevens (4:20.17) and Emily Creighton (4:21.25) placed fifth and sixth.

Final-day action gets underway at 10 a.m. with preliminaries, while the finals in platform diving begin at 4:30 p.m. and the remainder of the finals start at 6 p.m.

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