Mustangs Complete Final Night At Austin Arena Grand Prix

Go smu! Junior Isabella Arcila
Go smu!
Junior Isabella Arcila
Go smu!

Jan. 19, 2014

AUSTIN, Texas (SMU) - Juniors Rachel Nicol and Isabella Arcila both finished fourth in their respective events to lead SMU on the final night of the Austin Arena Grand Prix Sunday.

Nicol, who placed third and swam a lifetime best in the 200-meter breaststroke on night one of the grand prix, finished fourth in the 100-breast posting a 1:08.79, which was faster than her preliminary time of 1:09.44.

Classmate Arcila posted a 1:02.04 in the 100-meter backstroke to finish fourth overall. Arcila's time was also an improvement from her prelim time.

In the B final of the 100-breast, freshman Tara-Lynn Nicholas topped all other swimmers to place ninth overall in the event with a time of 1:11.33. Former SMU student-athlete Raminta Dvariskyte finished just behind Nicholas at 1:11.86. Both Nicholas and Dvariskyte improved on their times from earlier Sunday.

Senior Nina Rangelova placed fourth (12th overall) in the 200-meter individual medley B final clocking in at 2:21.38.

The entire SMU team is back in action on Friday, Jan. 31 when it hosts North Texas at the Perkins Natatorium. The meet begins at 1:00 p.m. CT and live results can be found at