TCU swimmers sweep Mountain West foe Wyoming
Nov. 12, 2005
FORT WORTH, Texas - The TCU men's and women's swimming and diving teams swept an important dual meet from Mountain West Conference member Wyoming on Saturday afternoon at the University Recreation Center. The TCU women moved to 3-1 in league action with a 134.5-108.5 victory over the Cowgirls, while the Frog men improved to 1-2 in the MWC courtesy of a 133-110 win over the Cowboys.
Emily Duerringer won a pair of events for the Horned Frog women. She was victorious in the 200-yard freestyle (1:55.88) and later won the 100-free in 53.47. TCU went 1-2-3 in the 200-free, as Karen Sandifer (1:56.64) and Rikki Covey (1:56.78) took second and third, respectively. Another two-event winner was diver Kelly Seely, who took top honors on the 1-meter (272.78) and the 3-meter (316.43).
TCU's Erica Tate (23.96) clipped teammate Leann Cathcart by .01 in the 50-freestyle in the most exciting race of the day, while Covey was first in the 200-yard backstroke (2:07.16). The 400-yard freestyle relay team (Cathcart, Tate, Tara Sullivan and Duerringer) easily touched first with a time of 3:35.04.
The TCU men started strong by winning the 400-yard medley relay in 3:28.66 and capped off the afternoon with a victory in the 400-yard freestyle relay (3:09.46). The Horned Frogs' 133 points were the most scored by the men's team in a dual this season.
Yousif Del Valle and Guillermo Ramirez were standouts for TCU. Del Valle claimed individual victories in the 200-yard freestyle (1:42.47) and the 100-free (46.71) and also led off the Frogs' 400-free relay. TCU's dominance in the freestyle continued in the 50-free, as Ramirez (21.52), Scott McCracken (21.54) and Stephen Ferry (22.67) swept the medal places. Ramirez also claimed a win in the 200-yard backstroke with a time of 1:50.05 and started the 400-medley relay.
TCU's final first-place winner was Aran Bean, who finished the 200-yard breaststroke in 2:07.25. For the second consecutive week, senior diver Kelly McCain established a new school record on the 3-meter board. His score of 355.35 bested his own mark set last Saturday of 343.73 versus Air Force.
The TCU women are next in action at North Texas on Wednesday night. The dual meet with the Mean Green is set to begin at 6 p.m. (CST). Both teams will travel to Austin for the University of Texas Invitational Dec. 1-3.
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