Swimming & Diving Wraps Up Day One

Devin Newton
Nov. 20, 2014

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COLLEGE STATION, Texas – The TCU men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams wrapped up day one at their respective invites on Thursday, Nov. 20. The swimming squads were at the Art Adamson Invitational in College Station, while the diving teams competed at the UT Diving Invite in Austin.

Freshman Devin Newton left an immediate impact on the record books, as her mark in the women’s 200 IM bonus round placed her second all-time at 2:01.28. It also gave her and TCU’s first NCAA “B” Cut time of the day. 

Her time was only 0.24 behind senior Ali Bleasdell’s time of 2:01.04 set last season. Earlier in the day during the prelims, Newton had a time of 2:01.99.

Senior Cooper Robinson recorded a pair of seventh-place finishes in the men’s 200 IM prelims and finals, with times of 1:49.45 and 1:48.35, respectively. His championship round mark also met the standard for a “B” Cut time.

In the women’s 500 free prelims, junior Carley Stevens posted the team’s top time, clocking in at 4:57.45. It’s the fastest by a Horned Frog this season. 

On the men’s side, seniors Thor Stenfjord and Sebastian Arispe finished back-to-back in the 500 free. They hit times of 4:30.57 and 4:31.07, respectively.

In the consolation round, the duo swapped finishing spots as Arispe finished first in the heat and ninth overall and Stenfjord placed third and 11th, with times of 4:25.99 and 4:28.49, respectively. Before the day began, Stenfjord held the best marks by TCU this year.

Sophomore Julia Grace Sanders led the women’s team in the 50 free prelims and bonus round with times of 23.31 and 23.02, respectively. She owns the three fastest times this season and was shy of a “B” Cut time by 0.03.

In the men’s 50 free prelims, sophomore Garrett Hills and junior Corey Nix placed 0.02 apart, with times 20.69 and 20.71, respectively. The duo was only about a half of a second from reaching the “B” Cut time of 20.19 during the prelims.

In the bonus round, the duo kept the same order and finished with times of 20.71 and 20.74, respectively, en route to third and fourth-place finishes in the heat.

The women’s 200 free relay squad notched a time of 1:40.79. It is the same time, and tied for team-best, the Horned Frogs reached earlier in the season against UT-Permian Basin.

On the men’s side, the team of Ford Story, Jake Powell, Ryan Whelan and Jonah Beri clocked in at 1:26.90 in the men’s 200 free relay. Their time was also a team-best this season. 

In the women’s 400 medley relay, the Horned Frogs recorded a time of 3:46.41. The team consisted of Lyndsie Gibson, Newton, Emily Gibson and Sanders. 

On the men’s side, the team of Beri, Evan Schmitzberger, Cameron Rattray and Whelan led the way for the Frogs with a time of 3:27.91.

It was the first time TCU had competed in the 400 medley relay this season.

Action resumes from College Station on Friday, Nov. 21, at 10 a.m.

In Austin, senior Ricky Bradley led the Horned Frogs in the men’s 1-meter with a pair of seventh-place marks in the prelims and the finals events. In the prelims, he posted a score of 267.60 and he finished with a mark of 278.50 in the finals. Bradley has led the Frogs in all three diving meets this season.

On the women’s side, junior Kristen Connolly recorded the team’s top score in the 6-meter prelims at 220.00. It is her third time to post the team’s best, with the other two coming at home against Iowa State and Tulane.

Friday, the men will compete in the 6-meter dive and the women will take part in the 1-meter.



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