TCU Visits Virginia
Oct. 30, 2003
TCU's swimming teams swept their first Virginia meet this season at George Mason Thursday night. The Horned Frog women took victory 156 to 132, while the men collected 155 to the Patriots' 125.
TCU picked up nearly every event during the night; from start to finish, the meet lie firmly in the Horned Frog palm. The night opened with Junior Aimee Moreau, sophomore Leann Cathcart, freshman Erica Tate, and senior Erin Irons finishing first in the 200 medley relay (1:48.21), followed by a first-place finish by the men's 200 free medley team of junior Craig Chapman, freshman Aran Bean, and seniors Aaron McLachlan and David Tietze (1:35.57).
Several other first-place finishes followed throughout the night, including freshmen Karen Sandifer (100 free, 53.33; 200 free, 1:54.95), Yousif Del Valle (200 free, 1:42.74), Aran Bean (100 breast, 59.62; 200 breast, 2:09.09) and Keleigh Wentworth (200 butterfly, 2:06.59, 500 free, 5:06.96). Chapman (100 back, 52.03; 200 back, 1:54.35), Moreau (100 back, 59.30; 200 back, 2:08.38), Sarah Murphy (1000 free, 10:52.58), Cathcart (100 breast, 1:06.93), Irons (50 free, 23.92), and Mitch Loper (50 free, 21.71, 100 free, 47.24) all collected individual wins as well. In diving, the two Kellys came away with individual victories once again: Kelly Seely won the women's three-meter with a score of 277.27 and Kelly McCain won the men's in 272.92.
In all, the Patriots won only four of 26 events in which both teams competed on the record.
"We swam very well for our first full meet of the season. The freshmen did outstanding; this really was a great start to the weekend," Coach Richard Sybesma commented. TCU women are 2-1 and the men are 2-0; George Mason women stand at 2-1 and the men at 1-1. TCU travels tonight to take on James Madison at 2 p.m. Friday, Oct. 31 in Harrisonburg, Va.