Oct. 30, 2010
MANSFIELD, Texas – The TCU men’s swimming and diving team completed its second day of competition at The Southwest Collegiate Plunge, finishing in 4th place inside the Mansfield ISD Natatorium.
The event featured four teams that finished in the top 35 at last year’s NCAA Swimming and Diving Championships, including defending NCAA champion Texas and 12th-place finisher Texas A&M.
“We swam really well,” TCU coach Richard Sybesma said. “Across the board, for the most part, we had a really good meet. Our guys really performed well against some tough competition.”
The Horned Frogs got second-place finishes on Day Two from juniors Laszlo Gyurko and Friedrich Grott in the 100-backstroke and 200-butterfly, respectively.
Gyurko clocked a 49.22 in the 100-backstroke to better his time that was already fourth in TCU history. Senior Jeff Gettel finished fourth in that event with a 51.46 to give the Frogs 40 team points in the A-final.
Grott’s 1:52.77 in the 200-butterfly earned 21 points for that event and finished behind only Texas’ Neil Caskey.
In the 200-medley relay to open the day, Gyurko, Edgar Crespo, Grott and Devin Price finished in third place with a time of 1:32.66. Crespo also recorded another third-place finish for TCU with a 2:04.24 in the 200-breaststroke.
In the diving well, senior Kyle Callens notched a fourth-place finish and earned 19 points with a score of 316.15 in the 3-meter springboard.
TCU returns to action Nov. 19 when the Frogs put their 10-dual winning streak on the line at Wyoming.
The Southwest Collegiate Plunge – Mansfield ISD Natatorium – Mansfield, Texas
Final Team Standings
1. Texas – 996.6 points
2. Texas A&M – 925 points
3. Missouri – 825.5 points
4. TCU – 820 points
5. SMU – 739 points