TCU Closes an Exhausting Weekend
Oct. 26, 2003
Dallas, Texas - Time was not on TCU's side during the SMU Swimming and Diving Classic, as the team finished sixth out of six teams this weekend. The women's swimming and diving team wrapped up its demanding weekend schedule with the final night of competition Saturday night, swimming to a total of 196 points. Florida - a team that finished 5th in the nation last year - took the Classic crown with 360.50 points total. Earlier in the day, Florida won the the dual meet over host TCU at the University Recreation Center.
To kick off the second day, the Frogs finished sixth in the 400 free relay with freshmen Erica Tate and Karen Sandifer helping out sophomore Aimee Moreau and senior Erin Irons. The relay team finished with a time of 3:37.09 to winner Florida's 3:23.94.
Next up, freshman Keleigh Wentworth finished sixth in the championship finals of the 500 free with a 5:09.49 time. Moreau also finished sixth in the championship final to the 200 backstroke with a 2:08.47 time. The 200 breaststroke had freshman Christi Cannon finished in 2:28.09 to claim sixth place. Sophomore Kelly Seely finished with a score of 234.15 in the three-meter dive to take fifth place. Sandifer took sixth in the 100 free with a time of 52.59.
The Frogs' best finish came from Wentworth as she finished fourth in the 200 butterfly, swimming a 2:06.36 time. Finally, TCU's 200 free relay team scored sixth with Irons, Tate, Sandifer, and Moreau swimming for the Frogs.
"We competed very well," Coach Richard Sybesma said. "I was really pleased with how fast swam against good competition this early in the year."
Both the men and the women Frogs are back in action in the East this weekend, traveling to Virginia to take on George Mason and James Madison. Thursday, Oct. 30, the meet begins at 6 p.m. CDT at George Mason, to be followed the next day by a 2 p.m. match-up against James Madison.
The final standings for the SMU Classic were: Florida 360.50 SMU 303 Indiana 252 Washington 239 South Carolina 234.50 TCU 196