Feb. 24, 2011
Complete Results - Day 1
HOUSTON (SMU) - The SMU women's swim team swept both events on the first day of competition at the Conference USA Championships Wednesday. The women's team is in first place, while the men's team sits in fourth in their respective competitions.
The women opened the 2011 Championships with a first place finish in the 200-yard medley relay. The squad of Therese Svendsen, Raminta Dvariskyte, Monika Babok and Nina Rangelova turned in an NCAA consideration time of 1:38.40.
In the 800-yard freestyle relay, the team of Rangelova, Svendsen, Denisa Smolenova and Alice McCall, took top honors touching the wall in 7:12.50. The time also earns the women consideration for the NCAA Championships next month.
The men earned runner-up honors with season-best performances in both the 200-yard medley relay and the 800-yard freestyle relay. The team earned NCAA consideration in both events as Mindaugas Sadauskas, Tom Cole, David Larsson and Giedrius Andriunaitis combined for a time of 1:28.71 in the 200-yard medley relay, while Matt Roney, Andriunaitis, Blaz Korosec and Mitchell Thompson swam the 800-yard freestyle relay in 6:34.99.
In the one-meter dive, Richard Cornelius earned a sixth place finish for the men with 285.55 points.
The Mustangs resume competition today. For live results, click here.