Frogs Win Conference Dual Over Houston, 156-140

Sophomore Erica Tate posted the top times in the 50-free and 100-fly and was a member of two winning relays.

Sophomore Erica Tate posted the top times in the 50-free and 100-fly and was a member of two winning relays.

Oct. 28, 2004


Houston, Texas - The TCU women's swimming team defeated Houston 156-140 on Thursday night at the Campus Wellness and Recreation Center to improve its dual meet record to 3-0 on the season. The Frogs got a strong showing from Keilah Walker as she won the 500 and 1000-yard freestyle events.

In the second event of the evening, Walker, a freshman from Arlington, won the 1000-yard freestyle in 10:21.55, which is the third fastest time in the TCU record books. Later in the meet she followed it up with her second victory of the day in the 500-yard freestyle with a time of 5:12.73.

In the 100 and 200-yard freestyle events, sophomore Karen Sandifer and freshman Emily Duerringer finished one-two for the Frogs in both events. In the 100, Duerringer swam a season-best time of 53.19 seconds to win the event, while Sandifer finished second in 53.93 seconds. In the 200, the pair traded spaces as Sandifer came away with the victory in 1:54.74 and Duerringer was the runner-up in 1:55.71.

The Frogs had their strongest showing of the night in the 200-yard backstroke as they occupied the top three spots in the results. Senior Aimee Moreau led the way with a time of 2:07.74, while freshman Lori Birkhead made her debut with a second place finish in 2:08.86. Senior Tiffany Strawn rounded out the threesome with a time of 2:11.03.

Sophomore Erica Tate also had a strong showing for the team as she posted the top times in the 50-yard freestyle (23.67) and the 100-yard butterfly (56.84) while also being a member of both the winning relays.

In the 200-yard medley relay, Tate teamed with Moreau, Strawn and junior Leann Cathcart to post a time of 1:47.38. In the final event of the evening in the 200-yard freestyle relay, Moreau, Cathcart, Duerringer and Tate finished with a time of 1:36.12 to win the event by nearly three seconds.



The H2O Frogs will return to the pool on Friday afternoon at the Hilton-YTR Rice Invitational beginning at 5 p.m.

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