TCU Heads To North Texas Looking For Win No. 10
Jan. 18, 2005
Fort Worth, Texas - The TCU women's swimming and diving team will return to action on Wednesday night in Denton against North Texas. The Frogs enter the meet with a 9-1 overall dual meet record, which includes an 80-57 victory over the Mean Green on Nov. 10 in Fort Worth.
With a victory on Wednesday night, the Frogs would hit the 10-win mark for the fourth consecutive year. Prior to the 2001-02 season, the women's team had posted just two 10-win seasons total in the previous 22 years.
In the last meeting with the Mean Green, TCU was led by sophomore Erica Tate, who won two individual events and was on both winning relays. Tate opened the meet by teaming with seniors Aimee Moreau and Tiffany Strawn and junior Leann Cathcart to win the 200-medley relay in 1:49.49. The winning time was more than three seconds ahead of North Texas' second place team.
In the seventh event of the night, Tate, who has NCAA "B" qualified in the 50-free this season, got her first individual title of the night when she and Cathcart finished first and second, respectively, in the 50-free. The sophomore came away with a time of 23.78 seconds, while Cathcart finished with a time of 24.16 seconds. In her next individual event, Tate claimed the top spot in the 100-butterfly by more than four seconds as she touched the wall in 57.24 seconds.
Tate closed out the night by teaming up with Moreau, Cathcart and freshman Emily Duerringer in the 200-freestyle relay. The quartet was able to close out the meet victorious as they finished with a time of 1:38.16.