TCU Posts Strong Start in New Brunswick

Katie Scarsella

Katie Scarsella

Nov. 11, 2011


NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. - Competing in a two-day double-dual meet, TCU's swimming and diving teams are off to a solid start after Friday's 10 events inside the Rutgers Aquatics Center.

The TCU men claimed overall wins in eight events to jump out to huge leads over Seton Hall (146-40) and St. Peter's College (156-29). The women's team grabbed wins in three overall events and leads Seton Hall 147-39, while Rutgers leads TCU 118-68.

Laszlo Gyurko, Ryan Wilcox, August Van Allen and Devin Price started the night for the TCU men, grabbing a win in the 200-free relay with a 1:24.64. Their win started a TCU hot streak that saw it win the first six events of the evening.

Wins leader Edgar Crespo tallied his eighth and ninth individual wins when he won the 100-breast in 55.65. In his TCU career, the Panama City, Panama, native has been defeated only once in a breaststroke event.

Gyurko was a double winner as TCU posted a 1-2-3 finish in the 200-free. The Szekszard, Hungary, native's 1:42.63 finished ahead of Van Allen (1:44.26) and Thor Stenfjord (1:45.22). Freshman Cooper Robinson continued the TCU onslaught with his win the 100-back in 51.34.

Luiz Azarias won the 200-fly after touching the wall in 1:51.30 and Curtis Muller won for the first time in his TCU career with a score of 269.95 on the 1-meter springboard. The Horned Frogs went 1-2-3 on the 1-meter board.

After Seton Hall stopped the TCU run with wins in the 50-free and 200-IM, the Frogs returned in resounding fashion with their third 1-2-3 finish of the night in the 1000-free. Sophomore Michael Franz was first with a 9:33.16, while Stenfjord was second (9:38.13) and Sebastian Arispe was third (9:44.24).

The Frog men closed the evening with a 1-2 finish in the 400-medley relay. Gyurko, Crespo, Azarias and Price touched first in 3:24.87, while Robinson, Matt Korman, Friedrich Grott and Wilcox finished second in 3:31.08.

On the women's side, TCU continued its hot start to the season in freestyle events, winning the 200-free relay in 1:35.64. Sabine Rasch, Katie Scarsella, Mackenzie Schuler and Parris Schoppa were victorious once again and currently lead the Mountain West in the event.

Wins leaders Rasch and Amanda Vincent shined once again for the Frogs, each nothing doubles wins in the 50-free and 200-fly, respectively.

Rasch, the MW leader in the 50-free, notched a 23.58 to finish first overall in that event. For the year, the Luckenwalde, Germany, native now has 12 wins.

Vincent picked up her 10th and 11th wins of the year with her 2:02.75 in the 200-fly. The Woodbridge, Va., native currently leads the league in the event. Scarsella (1:53.01 in the 200-free) and Katie Lybbert (273.40 on the 3-meter springboard) also turned in strong performances for TCU.

The Frogs return to the pool tomorrow morning with the final nine events of the duals. The 200-medley relay opens the action at 9 a.m., CST.



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