Dec. 2, 2011
AUSTIN, Texas – TCU’s swimming and diving teams continued their run of success at the Texas Invitational on Friday inside the Lee and Joe Jamail Texas Swimming Center.
The Horned Frogs picked up two NCAA “B” qualifying standards on the evening, highlighted by Edgar Crespo’s sixth-place overall finish in the 100-breast. Senior Laszlo Gyurko grabbed the other “B” qualifying standard.
Crespo clocked the fastest regular season time of his TCU career when he touched the wall in 53.93 for the 100-breast. The Panama City, Panama, native finished ahead of many of the event’s top swimmers.
Crespo’s time should move him up on the NCAA performance list, where he already sits at No. 15. Freshman Matt Korman also shined in the 100-breast, notching a personal-best 56.75 in the finals.
Gyurko finished in 12th place overall after he notched a season-best 48.04 in the 100-back. That time is the fastest for the Szekszard, Hungary, native since setting the TCU all-time mark of 47.44 at last year’s Mountain West Championships.
The TCU women’s 800-free relay team of Sabine Rasch, Katie Scarsella, Mackenzie Schuler and Kristi Dena turned in a fine performance with their time of 7:26.33. That time is the fourth-best in TCU history. Rasch, swimming a distance longer than her usual sprint events, led off with a personal-best 1:49.48.
Jenny Oster, Zrinka Korac, Amanda Vincent and Rasch clocked a 1:45.50 in the 200-medley relay for 16th place overall. They finished just ahead of Elizabeth Oster, Van-Anh Hoang, Dena and Parris Schoppa, who touched in 1:45.96.
In the men’s relays, Gyurko, Sebastian Arispe, Ryker Saunders and August Can Allen turned in a 6:44.80 time. The TCU 200-medley relay clocked what would have been a season-best time, but was disqualified for an exchange violation.
Freshman Cooper Robinson set a personal best in the 100-back prelims when he touched the wall in 49.60. Luiz Azarias also turned in a personal best time in the 400-individual medley with a 4:00.51 in the finals. His finals time was 2.5 seconds better than his prelims time.
Other personal-best marks came from Arispe in the 200-free (1:39.92), Hoang in the 100-breast (1:05.27) and Ricky Bradley on the 3-meter springboard (291.10).