TCU Drops First Big 12 Meet To Kansas

Oct. 27, 2016

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LAWRENCE, Kan. – The TCU women’s swimming and diving team fell to the Kansas Jayhawks, 190-108, in the first Big 12 dual meet of the season on Thursday afternoon inside the Robinson Natatorium.

Frog Performances
Freshman Elise Forzley took home first place in the 200-yard backstroke with a time of 2:03.28. Forzley also earned second in the 100 backstroke and 200 IM with times of 57.24 and 2:08.96, respectively.

On the diving end, junior Ty Sides swept both diving events, recording the top scores of the day in the 1-meter (253.23) and 3-meter dives (253.73).

In the 200 breast, senior Ashley Dyke clocked in at 2:22.76 en route to a second-place finish in the event. Dyke also placed third in the 100 breast at 1:06.08.

Freshman Nicqueline Rettberg earned silver in the 200 freestyle with a time of 1:54.71 before claiming third in the 500 freestyle (5:04.17).

Freshman Claire Munster recorded a third-place time of 53.21 in the 100 freestyle and also swam the final leg of the 200 medley relay (1:47.44) to barely edge out Kansas for second place. In the 50 freestyle, Munster earned third as she clocked in at 24.61.

Freshmen Hannah Burt and Gianna Caputo carried a heavy workload in the Big 12 matchup, swimming in three events each. Both took part in the 1000 freestyle, 200 breast and 200 IM.

Quote of the meet
Head Coach Richard Sybesma
“Kansas looked pretty sharp today. We learned a lot at this meet. We have to get better off the walls and better off turns. We now have a better idea on what we need to focus on to continue to improve every week.”

Up Next
The Horned Frogs (1-1) will return home on Friday, Nov. 4, to host Iowa State at the University Recreation Center for a 6 p.m. Big 12 dual meet.



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