Crespo 28th at World Championships

Edgar Crespo

Dec. 12, 2012

ISTANBUL, Turkey - Former TCU swimmer Edgar Crespo got off to a strong start at the FINA 2012 Short Course World Championships Wednesday at the Sinan Erdem Dome in Istanbul. Representing Panama, Crespo finished 28th out of 100 competitors in the 100-meter breaststroke.

Crespo, who competed at TCU from 2008-12, was in the first heat of the event and got off to a quick start with a 50-meter time of 27.73 before finishing first in his heat in 59.68. He stayed as the top qualifier through the first five of 10 heats before the higher-seeded competitors got in the water. He missed out on the top-16 that advanced to the semifinals by 0.65 seconds.

A positive Crespo can take from the day is his first 50-meters was the 16th fastest among competitors. The 50-meter breaststroke heats are on Saturday morning.

Crespo is a two-time Olympian for Panama, and has represented his home country at many World Championships and other international competitions. He is the TCU school record holder in the 100 and 200 breaststroke. An eight-time All-Mountain West honoree, Crespo represented the Horned Frogs at the 2010 and 2011 NCAA Championships. Crespo recently competed unattached at the 2012 USA Swimming Winter National Championships and finished 13th in the 100-yard breaststroke.



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