Women's #SwimDive Ties Iowa State, 150-150
Nov. 4, 2016
FORT WORTH, Texas -- The TCU women’s swimming and diving team recorded a win in the final event of the meet and tied Iowa State, 150-150, at the University Recreation Center in Fort Worth Friday night.
The Horned Frogs found themselves down 144-139 heading into the 400-yard freestyle relay, but the freshmen quartet of Madie Sandberg, Hannah Dooley, Amanda Key and Claire Munster produced a winning-time of 3:31.07 to edge out the Cyclones for 11 points. With second and third-place finishes, Iowa State recorded six points in the event, knotting the score at 150.
"Our girls swam much better this week," head coach Richard Sybesma said. "It’s a big step for our program. I’m seeing a lot of confidence in this team, and it definitely grew even more tonight."
Friday’s result marks the first time TCU tied an opponent since 2009, when the women’s team finished deadlocked with Utah at 121.5 points.
Overall, TCU won eight of the 16 events.
Munster, a native of Madison, Ala., excelled in her first home Big 12 meet with a total of three top marks on Friday. In addition to swimming a leg in the 400 free relay, Munster also assisted in the 200-yard medley win at 1:45.22. Ibrahim, junior Devin Newton and sophomore Micaela Roemer rounded out the relay squad to open the meet. Munster went on to take home a first-place time of 52.51 in the 100 free and second in the 50 free.
The Frogs then recorded a 1-2 finish in the 200-yard freestyle as freshman Nicqueline Rettberg logged first with a time of 1:54.13, while freshman Katie Woods followed closely at 1:55.01. Rettberg went on to also place second in the 500 free with a time of 5:01.78.
Junior Devin Newton led the pool in the 100 breast with a time of 1:04.82, and senior Ashley Dyke placed second at 1:05.06 to give TCU another one-two finish. Dyke also placed second in the 200 breast with a time of 2:21.44.
Roemer recorded the final individual victory for the Frogs with a first-place time of 56.71 in the 100 fly. Junior Emily Gibson followed in second at 57.19.
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