Senior Nina Rangelova
Jan. 11, 2014
COLLEGE STATION, Texas (SMU) - The SMU women's swimming and diving team fell, 174-110, at No. 2 Texas A&M on Saturday afternoon in the Student Recreation Center.
Junior Isabella Arcila led the Mustangs with a first place finish in the 100-yard backstroke with a time of 56.25. She also placed second in the 200-yard back, finishing in 2:03.35.
Rangelova also picked up a pair of second place finishes for SMU as she scored for the Ponies in the 200-yard (1:51.28) and the 500-yard (4:56.95) freestyle events. Freshman Ursa Bezan also earned points for the Mustangs in the 200- and 500-free by placing fifth and third, respectively. Senior Alice McCall rounded out the scoring in the 500-free finishing fifth.
In other freestyle events, Nathalie Lindborg and classmate Nicole Parmenter placed second and third in the 100, while senior Lexi Farrar added points coming in fourth. Lindborg also placed fourth in the 50, with Babok coming in fifth. McCall and sophomore Madison Meyer touched the wall fourth and fifth in the 1,000-yard freestyle.
Junior Rachel Nicol, who has been consistently strong in the breaststroke, scored second and fourth place points for SMU in the 200- (2:21.66) and 100- (1:04.04) breast, respectively. Senior Jordan Newman placed fourth in the 200 event.
Senior Deanna Matthews scored for the Mustangs by picking up third place points in the 200-yard backstroke, finishing just ahead of sophomore Anna Volchkov. In the 100-yard event, Parmenter picked up fifth.
The 100-yard butterfly saw Babok finish third, while the 200-fly featured fourth and fifth place finishes from McCall and sophomore Elizabeth Krane, respectively.
Freshmen Lauren Lamb and Margaret Lindsay represented SMU in the one- and three-meter dives with Lamb taking second in the three-meter (244.21) and Lindsay placing third (185.63). In one meter, the pair switched places with Lindsay placing second (220.05) and Lamb third (214.43).
Bezan, Nicol and Matthews closed out the individual events with second through fourth place finishes in the 200-yard individual medley.
The team is back in action on Jan. 31 when it hosts North Texas at the Perkins Natatorium. The meet start time is scheduled for 1 p.m. CT. Check SMUMustangs.com for ways to follow.