Feb. 26, 2012
OKLAHOMA CITY – TCU swimmers returned to the pool at the Oklahoma City Community College Aquatics Center on Sunday for Olympic trials qualifying purposes.
Cooper Robinson, Emily Rose Creighton and Parris Schoppa each clocked times that are good for Olympic trials qualifying. All of the times were swum in a 50-meter long course pool, as opposed to the normal short course used in collegiate swimming.
Robinson touched the wall in 2:03.89 for the 200-back, which is more than a second better than the Olympic trails cut of 2:04.99 for the event. Going into the day, his time ranks No. 69 in the world.
Creighton qualified for the Canadian Olympic trials with a 5:05.65 in the 400-individual medley. Creighton was an All-Mountain West honoree in the event a year ago.
For the 50-free, Schoppa went faster than the trials cut of 26.39 when she clocked a 26.30. Her mark ranked No. 92 in the world with among all times going into the day. Sabine Rasch timed a 25.99 in the event, good for 58th in the world.
At this week’s MW Swimming and Diving Championships, the TCU women’s team set 14 TCU records, while the men’s squad set 10 school records a week ago at the Conference USA Invitational.