SMU Swimming Shines in Day One of Conference USA Championship

February 24, 2011 by · Comments Off 

By Marissa Belske
msbelske@smu.edu

Men’s and women’s swimming and diving hit the pool this week for the 2011 Conference USA Championships. In day one the Mustangs showed up strong swimming towards a first place start for the women and a fourth place start for the men.

The SMU women’s swim team swept both events in day one competition on Wednesday. The team of Therese Svendsen, Raminta Dvariskyte, Monika Babok and Nina Rangelova placed first in the 200-yard medley relay with a time of 1:38:40.

The Mustangs also earned top honors in the 800-yard freestyle relay with a time of 7:12:50. This time earns the Mustangs consideration for the NCAA Championships next month.

The men also earned NCAA consideration in both of their events this weekend, earning runner-up honors in both the 200-yard medley relay and the 800-yard freestyle relay.

In diving, Richard Cornelius earned a sixth place finish for the men with 285.55 points.

The Mustangs continues action in the Conference USA Championships for the rest of the week. You can watch it live here.

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