Swimmers Set Five School Records

Lyndsie Gibson set the school records in the 100 and 200 backstroke at the Art Adamson Invitational.

Nov. 24, 2013

Day One – Art Adamson Invitational

The Horned Frogs turned in strong showings in the pool on day one of the Art Adamson Invitational in College Station, Texas.

Senior Sebastian Arispe finished third overall in the 500-yard freestyle (4:26.83) while junior Cooper Robinson turned in a bronze medal finish in the 200-yard IM (1:49.10). Robinson’s time puts him third on the TCU all-time performance list in the event.

Sophomore Mikayla Winkler was the top finisher for the Horned Frogs in the women’s 500-yard freestyle, taking sixth in the B Final with a 4:52.75. Freshman Julie Grace Sanders also put herself in the TCU record books, swimming a 23.15 in the 50-yard freestyle preliminaries, which is good for third all-time.

In 200-yard freestyle relay competition, Julie Grace Sanders, Hannah Briant, Ashley Alspaugh and Mackenzie Schuler combined for a ninth-place finish (1:36.18). In the men’s event, Josh Mangus, Ryan Wilcox, Garrett Hills and Anthony McMurry finished fourth overall with a 1:22.20.

In the 400-yard medley relay, Sanders teamed with Lyndsie Gibson, Gabi Korac and Hannelore Strash for the fourth-fastest time in TCU history with a 3:46.69. On the men’s side, Robinson, McMurry, Ford Story and Adam Szilagyi took fourth overall, posting the third-fastest time in program history with a 3:16.74.

Day One – UT Diving Invitational

In diving competition, junior Ricky Bradley turned in TCU’s top finish in 1-meter competition with a 248.35 while Curtis Muller scored 176.20.

On the 3-meter board, Kristen Connolly was the top finisher for the Horned Frogs (242.20) followed by Taylor Gould (218.55), Lauren Mikulecky (218.35) and Courtney Cheek (188.10).

Day Two – Art Adamson Invitational

The record performances continued for the Horned Frogs on day two of the Art Adamson Invitational. TCU’s 200-yard men’s medley relay team of Cooper Robinson, Ford Story, Adam Szilagyi and Josh Mangus earned gold in the event, tying the school record with a 1:28.17 while sophomore transfer Lyndsie Gibson set the school standard in the 100-yard backstroke with a 54.92.

Senior Michelle Fleming set a career-best with a 1:03.54 in the 100-breaststroke, good for fourth all-time. Freshman Hannelore Strash posted the fifth-fastest time in school history in the 100-yard butterfly (55.40) while Carly Stevens notched the third-fastest all-time finish in the 400-yard individual medley (4:20.10). Freshman Julie Grace Sanders added to the record list performances with the fourth-fastest all-time swim in the 100-yard backstroke (56.44).

Robinson also bettered his career-best in the 100-yard backstroke, earning his first NCAA “B” Cut of the season with a 47.34, good for second fastest time in program history. Story added an NCAA “B” cut as well, taking second overall in the 100-yard breaststroke with the second-fastest all-time finish in TCU history (54.82).

Day Two – UT Diving Invitational

On day two of UT Diving Invitational competition, Kristen Connolly led the Horned Frog women in 1-meter competition with a 229.05. Taylor Gould scored 215.10, Lauren Mikulecky had a 207.60 and was followed closely by Courtney Cheek at 207.40.

Ricky Bradley was the top finisher for the TCU men in 3-meter competition with a 284.45 while Curtis Muller posted a 234.00.

Day Three – Art Adamson Invitational

The Horned Frogs concluded competition at the Art Adamson Invitational in rousing fashion, finishing the three-day event with 27 all-time top five performances and five school records set or matched.

Sophomore transfer Lyndsie Gibson followed up yesterday’s school record performance in the 100-yard backstroke by setting the school standard in the 200-yard backstroke with a 1:58.76, good for an NCAA “B” cut.

Junior Cooper Robinson followed up Gibson’s performance by setting the men’s 200-yard backstroke record with an NCAA “B” cut 1:42.50. Sophomore Adam Szilagyi also added an NCAA “B” cut in the event with a 1:45.91.

Freshman Julie Grace Sanders added to the top five performances, notching the third-fastest swim in program history in the 100-yard freestyle (50.61). Carly Stevens also accomplished the feat, notching the third-fastest swim in the 1000 freestyle with a 10:14.60.

Day Three – UT Diving Invitational

TCU concluded the three-day Texas Diving Invitational with platform competition.

On the women’s side, Kristen Connolly was TCU’s top finisher with a 181.90 while Courtney Cheek had the Horned Frogs second-best performance (148.60).

In men’s competition, Curtis Muller turned in TCU’s top finish (237.10) just ahead of teammate Ricky Bradley (231.70).



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