H2O Frogs Fall To SMS

Junior Teylor Arboleda won two events for the Frogs on Saturday, the 50-free and 200-fly.

Junior Teylor Arboleda won two events for the Frogs on Saturday, the 50-free and 200-fly.

Nov. 20, 2004


Springfield, Mo. - The TCU swimming and diving teams fell to Southwest Missouri State today at the Hammons Student Center Pool in Springfield, Mo. The women's team won seven events, but dropped its first dual of the season, 53-60. The men's squad came away victorious in five events, but fell to the Bears, 39-74.

On the women's side, sophomore Erica Tate continued to lead the team as she won a pair of individual events. The reigning C-USA Swimmer of the Week won the 50-free in 23.89 seconds and the 100-free in 52.78, which was more than a second ahead of the second place finisher from SMS. The sophomore claimed a runner-up finish in the 400-medley relay when she teamed with seniors Aimee Moreau and Tiffany Strawn and sophomore Tiffany Strawn. The quartet touched the wall in 3:58.27.

In addition to being on the 400-medley relay, Moreau picked up an individual title in the 200-yard backstroke with a time of 2:08.02 and was a part of the winning 400-free relay (3:34.74).

In the seventh event of the night, sophomore Karen Sandifer and freshman Emily Duerringer finished one-two in the 200-free. Sandifer touched the wall first in 1:55.20, while Duerringer came in right behind in 1:55.54.

For the men, junior Teylor Arboleda led the team with wins in the 50-free and 200-butterfly. The Junior College all-American at Indian River Community College finished with a time of 21.87 in a tight win in the 50-free. In the 200-fly, Arboleda narrowly defeated teammate Kyle Edens, when he came in with a time of 1:55.05. Edens followed in 1:56.07.



Senior Craig Chapman picked up three top-3 finishes on the day. Chapman started the meet with a third place finish in the 200-free (1:41.93). In his next event, Chapman won the 200-back in 1:52.68, which was more than a second ahead of SMS's second place finisher. The senior rounded out his day with a runner-up finish in the 500-free, touching the wall in 4:43.05.

In the diving events, junior Kelly McCain again led the Frogs as he won the 3-meter springboard with 287.70 points and finished second in the 1-meter with 283.95 points.

The Frogs will take two weeks off before returning to the pool at the UT Invite on Dec. 2-4 in Austin.

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