Swimming Sweeps TCU Weekly Awards

Edgar Crespo is the male recipient of Athlete of the Week.

Edgar Crespo is the male recipient of Athlete of the Week.

Dec. 7, 2010

FORT WORTH - TCU swimmers Edgar Crespo and Maria Paula Alvarez are TCU's Athletes of the Week, it wan announced today.

Both competed against numerous Olympians over the weekend at the AT&T U.S. Short Course National Championships in Columbus, Ohio.

Crespo posted the Mountain West Conference's second-fastest time in the 200-breaststroke on Saturday. His 2:00.76 in the finals was his fastest time of the year in the event by nearly four seconds.

The Panama City, Panama, native also nabbed a spot in the 100-breaststroke finals via his 16th-place finish and 54.56 in the preliminaries. In the finals, he finished 17th overall with a 54.63.

He was also a member of TCU's 200- and 400-medley relay teams that posted 10th- and 12th-place finishes, respectively. The 200-medley team clocked a 1:30.34 that is the fifth-fastest in TCU history and the third-fastest in the MWC for 2010. The 400-medley team's time of 3:19.02 is the fourth-best in school history and No. 3 on the MWC 2010 list.

Alvarez finished 49th overall in a highly-competitive 500-freestyle field. Her time of 4:56.88 is her second-fastest time of the season in the event. She also notched the fastest 200-freestyle time of her season with a 1:51.54 in the preliminaries.

As a member of TCU's relay teams, Alvarez also swam the second leg of the 800-freestyle relay. That team notched a 7:27.93 that is fourth-fastest time in school history and third-best in the MWC. Their time is also the 39th-fastest in the NCAA.

The Cali, Colombia, native was a part of TCU's 400-freestyle relay team that posted a 13th-place finish overall. Their time of 3:25.58 is third-best in the conference and 46th-best in the NCAA for 2010. In addition, it is No. 3 on TCU's all-time list.



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