DALLAS (SMU) The SMU women’s swimming & diving team sits in seventh place after day one of the 2005 NCAA Swimming and Diving Championships, being held by Purdue at the Boilermaker Aquatic Center. The Mustangs collected 53 points. Flavia Rigamonti was the only SMU swimmer to compete in a championship final on day one, taking fifth in the 500 free (4:40.61).
The Mustang lineup of Laura Pomeroy, Roxane Akradi, Leane Darling and Celina Lemmen took second in the consolation final of the 200 free relay (1:31.46), good for a 10th place finish overall. Then, Anja Carman, Corrie Clark, Tamara Sambrailo and Lemmen grabbed 10th overall in the 400 medley relay as well, finishing in 3:40.20.
In other individual events, Pomeroy finished 12th overall and fourth in the consolation final of the 50 free, while in one-meter diving Liz Pike scored 240.45 points, good for a 26th place finish.
The Georgia Bulldogs scored 211 points on day one to take the early lead, while three-time defending champion Auburn is in second with 137 points and Arizona is in third with 120 points.
The 2005 NCAA Swimming and Diving Championships continue through Saturday. For complete results visit NCAASports.com or follow the links on SMUMustangs.com.