Dana Kizer helped the TCU men to a big lead after day one of the C-USA Invitational
Men Lead C-USA Invitational, Women in Third of League Championships After Day One

Feb. 23, 2003

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INDIANAPOLIS - Sparked by a school record-breaking victory in the opening race, defending champion TCU men's swimming and diving team opened up a big lead after day one of the Conference USA Men's Invitational. The TCU women notched a pair of school-record wins, but suffered a costly disqualification in the day's final relay and sit in third after day one of the C-USA Championships.

The TCU men lead the C-USA Invite with 293 points, 78 ahead of second-place East Carolina. The ECU women lead the C-USA Championships, five points in front of second-place Cincinnati. The TCU women sit in third with 142 points.

The Horned Frogs' only victory of the day on the men's side was a big one, as the 200 freestyle relay squad of Aaron Ewert (Dallas, Texas/Garland), Jeff Parkinson (Aurora, Colo./Smoky Hill), David Tietze ( Tulsa, Okla./Jenks) and Dana Kizer (League City, Texas/Clear Creek) opened the meet by winning the event in 1:21.38, setting a school record in the process. The previous school record of 1:21.78 was set by Brent Hendrix, Ted Murphy, Adrian Velasquez and Mischa Sommerville in 1997.

The Lady Frogs also claimed victory and a school record in the 200 free relay. The squad of Leann Cathcart (Henderson, N.C./Longview, Texas), Erin Irons (Midland, Texas/Midland), Andrea Stevens (Enid, Okla./Enid) and Katie Schell (Elkhart, Ind./Canyon Del Oro) took the league title in 1:35.04, breaking the 1988 school record of Cindy McClure, Lori Myers, Cathy Boyd and Katie Tredennick by one-hundredth of a second.

Irons continued her successful day when she won the 50-yard freestyle in :23.28. The mark broke Tredennick's TCU record of :23.36, set in 1990, and was the first individual league title of Irons' career. The time was also good for an NCAA B-cut for Irons.

The C-USA Invite and Championships continue Monday at the Indiana University Natatorium in Indianapolis.

TCU 293
East Carolina 215
Cincinnati 193
Louisville 126
Saint Louis 89

East Carolina 221
Cincinnati 216
TCU 142
Houston 129
Louisville 111
Saint Louis 93

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