SMU Swimming and Diving Dominates Day One at C-USA Tournament

February 24, 2010  

By Robby Gillespie
rgillespie@smu.edu

The SMU men’s and women’s swim teams took over first place Wednesday on the first day of the Conference USA Championships in Houston. The men earned 113 points while the women totaled 80 points.

Gabriella Soza, Denisa Smolenova, Devon Callaghan and Justine ClarkIn won the women’s 200-yard medley relay, posting an NCAA “B” Qualifying time. The women also took first place finish in the 800-yard freestyle relay with another NCAA “B” Qualifying time. Sascha Van Den Branden and Therese Svendsen joined Callaghan and Clark on the team.

Matthew Culbertson led the Mustangs out of the blocks, winning the 1-meter diving with a score of 361.45. The men also won both the 200-yard medley and 800-yard freestyle relays. Nate Clark, Ed Downes, Blaz Korosec and Mindaugas Sadauskas made up the first place squad.

The Conference USA Championships will continue through Saturday on the campus of the University of Houston.

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