After the first day of competition at the Texas A&M Invite, the SMU men's swimming team is in second place with 305 points, trailing first-place A&M by 127 points. The Mustangs took first and second in several races, starting off the competition strong.
In the 200 yard freestyle relay, the Mustang A team (Camilo Becerra, Ferdi Postma, Per Nylin and Justin Stephenson) placed second in 1:22.57. The B team placed sixth in the race, the C team seventh, the D team ninth and the E team 11th.
In the 500 yard freestyle, Postma took first, with a time of 4:33.26. Teammates Ric Hampson and J.D. White placed ninth and tenth in the race with times of 4:44.20 and 4:46.28, respectively.
Sophomore Ian Clark won the 200 yard IM in a time of 1:51.17. Fellow Mustang Justin Smith placed fifth in the race with a time of 1:54.58.
Camilo Becera placed second in the 50 yard freestyle, with a time of 20.46. Per Nylin placed seventh in the race in 21.07.
The men's A team (Ian Clark, Per Nylin, Camilo Becerra and Ferdi Postma) placed second in the 400 yard medley relay, with a time of 3:21.48. The C team placed eighth, the B team ninth and the D team 12th.
Senior Beau Sydes placed second in the three meter dive, winning 17 points. Fellow senior Chad Chokel placed seventh, gaining 12 points for the Mustangs.
Competition continues Saturday in College Station.