SMU Competes On Day One Of The Classic at SMU
Jan. 17, 2014
DALLAS (SMU) - Junior diver Devin Burnett placed first (371.70) in the 1-meter dive as the SMU men's swimming and diving team competed on day one of the 30th annual Classic at SMU. The Mustangs currently stand in sixth place with 106 team points.
"Everyone really swam well today," head coach Eddie Sinnott said. "I felt like our guys were competing at a high level all night."
In the 200-yard freestyle, seniors Nicolai Hansen and Matt Roney finished with times of 1:37.61 and 1:39.41, respectively. Hansen also clocked a time of 55.66 in the 100-yard breaststroke. Freshman Ziga Cerkovnik recorded times of 20.46 and 48.97 in the 50-yard freestyle and 100-yard butterfly, respectively.
Sophomore Eastman Holloway paced SMU in the 400-yard individual medley as he clocked a time of 4:12.33. In the 100-yard backstroke, junior Matas Andriekus paced the Mustangs with a time of 49.65. He was followed by senior Ryan Koops who clocked a time of 50.27 in that event and he also finished with a time of 20.71 in the 50-yard freestyle.
"This is the first meet heading toward the championship season," Sinnott continued. "We are five weeks away from competing at The American Championships, so we have to continue to get faster and stronger as that day approaches."
SMU returns to action tomorrow for the second and final day of the Classic in the Perkins Natatorium. Competition begins at 7:30 p.m.