Forzley School Record Highlights Final Day in Austin


Dec. 2, 2017

AUSTIN, Texas – TCU swimming wrapped up competition at the Texas Invitational on Saturday. 19 Horned Frogs reached the finals of their events, including a new school record.

NEW SCHOOL RECORD
In the 200 back prelim, Elise Forzley set a new school record, finishing in 1:56.96. Forzley’s best mark from 2017 currently ranks third in program history (1:58.94).

19 FINALISTS
In addition to Forzley, Maddie Ibrahim, Amanda Key, and Kiki Rice reached the 200 back finals, finishing in 2:00.17, 2:01.20, and 2:01.83 respectively. Claire Munster, in the 100 free, finished in 50.48 in prelims to reach the finals.

In the women’s 200 breast, Lauren Halliburton, Chloe Miller, and Devin Newton all reached the finals, finishing with in 2:18.87, 2:19.84, and 2:20.92.

In the 200 fly, Bailey Flynn and Maddie Johnson finished with the prelims with 2:02.56 and 2:03.87 times respectively.

On the men’s side, Radu Duican finished with a 1:46.07 cut in the 200 back prelims and advanced to the finals. Jakub Swierczynski led TCU in the 200 breast, finishing in 2:01.76, followed by Migs Martin in 2:03.48 and Ian Bennett in 2:03.86. Ross Sullivan finished in 44.66 in the 100 free prelims and brought his time down to 44.64 in the finals.

 

 

Dayne Odendaal, Carlos Hunnicutt, Matt Spallas, and P.J. Stapleton all reached the 200 fly finals, finishing in 1:47.83, 1:49.42, 1:49.99, and 1:54.50.

COACH’S THOUGHTS
“Couldn’t be more proud of the way the athletes raced all weekend,” head coach Sam Busch said. “To break seven school records and achieve countless lifetime bests is a testament to their commitment to the new program. Adapting to anything new requires patience, so to be yielding results this early in the season provides promise and excitement moving forward our season and beyond.”

UP NEXT
The Horned Frogs will not return to action until 2018, when they host West Virginia for senior night and the last home meet of the season. The meet is scheduled for Jan. 13.

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