DALLAS (SMU) - The No. 6 SMU women?s swimming & diving team was defeated by No. 1 Georgia on Saturday, 162.50 ? 129.50. The Mustangs finished the meet strong, winning the 400 free relay in 3:22.78 to close the Bulldog gap.
Two-time NCAA Champion Flavia Rigamonti had two first place finishes on the day, winning the 1000 free (9:49.80) and the 500 free (4:48.51). Rigamonti won the second event of the afternoon, the 1000 free, by nearly 10 seconds. The 500 free had the closest finish of the day, as Rigamonti won by .31 seconds.
Head coach Steve Collins was pleased with his team?s effort on Saturday.
?I was really happy with how we responded against the number one team in the country,? Collins said. ?We didn?t fold and won that last relay. I think this performance was an indication of our team and can be a stepping-stone for NCAA?s. It was a great team effort.?
Other top Mustang finishers were freshman Anja Carman who won the 100 back in 55.81 and fellow freshman Roxane Akradi who was not far behind in second at 56.59. Carman also captured the next Mustang win, when she took the 200 back (1:58.63).
Next up for the Mustangs is a meet against North Texas and Houston in Denton, Texas, on Friday, January 14. Complete results will be posted on smumustangs.com.