Women's Swimming Completes Trip to UCI/Daktronics Invitational
Jan. 5, 2003
IRVINE, Calif. (January 5, 2003) - TCU's men's swimming and diving squad claimed victories in the sprints and diving meets while placing second in the distance and relay competitions to highlight the Horned Frogs' outings at the UCI/Daktronics Invitational Saturday and Sunday in Irvine, Calif. The TCU women placed fourth amongst strong fields in the distance and relay meets to highlight their efforts in the Golden State.
Senior Jeff Parkinson and sophomore Craig Chapman paced the Frogs to the victory in the sprints meet, each earning a pair of runner-up finishes. Parkinson placed second in the 50 (21.72) and 100 (47.19) freestyle events while Chapman was the runner-up in the 100 (51.66) and 200 (1:53.54) backstroke. Also impressive for TCU was Kyle Nunez, as the senior placed third in the 100 (52.56) and 200 (1:58.69) butterfly events. In all, the Frogs rolled up 469 points in the win, 39 ahead of host Cal-Irvine.
On the women's sprints meet, junior Erin Irons led the Horned Frogs' efforts by placing second in the 50-yard freestyle (24.29) and fourth in the 100 back (59.40). In all, TCU finished sixth on the women's side of the sprints meet with 128 points, as Nevada took the meet with 482 points.
Sophomore Andy Donovan paced the Frogs in the distance meet, placing third in both the 500 (4:49.54) and 1000 (9:55.76) freestyle races. The men's squad placed second behind the host Anteaters in the meet with 180 points, while the women finished fourth with 66 points.
On Sunday, TCU closed out the swimming portion of the UCI/Daktronics Invite with the men placing second (552 points) and the women finishing fourth (285 points) in the relay meet. The Horned Frog men claimed victory in seven different events in the meet, winning the 200 medley (1:35.69), 3X100 back (2:34.60), 3X100 fly (2:35.57), 800 free (7:02.86), 200 free (1:25.09), 3X100 IM (2:42.70) and 400 free (3:08.01). The Lady Frogs were also impressive in the relay meet, earning wins in the 3X100 fly (2:58.45) and 200 free (1:37.36).
In the diving well, the Horned Frog men rolled to victory by placing one-two in both events. Freshman Kelly McCain won the one-meter competition with 546.00 points while teammate Stephen Gebren placed second with 488.40. In the three-meter, Gebren won with 469.75 points and McCain was the runner-up with 462.65. Freshman Kelly Seely paced the Lady Frog divers, placing fourth in the one-meter (429.65) and three-meter (385.65) events.
The Frogs return to action next Saturday when they travel to Springfield, Mo. to renew a spirited rivalry with Southwest Missouri State. The meet begins at noon.