July 24, 2014
DALLAS (SMU) – Members of the SMU women’s swimming and diving team are representing the Mustangs on a global stage through competition in Bulgaria, Colombia and Scotland with much success.
Recently graduated student-athlete Nina Rangelova had a standout performance at the Bulgarian National Championships where she won the 50-meter butterfly in record time. The Plovdiv, Bulgaria, native clocked a 27.71 to set a new national standard.
Senior Isabella Arcila also made it to the finals in her respective discipline, as she bested herself twice in the 50-meter backstroke at the Colombian National Championships. Arcila, from Cali, Colombia, posted a 29.16 to qualify for semifinals, and followed that up with a 28.83 to head into finals with the top mark. In Thursday night's final Arcila earned runner-up honors.
Arcila was also part of a first-place 400 freestyle relay and a second-place 200 medley relay.
Sophomores Marne Erasmus and Tara-Lynn Nicholas are representing SMU and South Africa at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland. Both qualified for their respective semifinals on day one of the event. Erasmus clocked in at 1:01.81 to qualify for semifinals in the 100-meter butterfly and went on to swim a 1:00.72 in semis. Nicholas qualified for semifinals in the 50-meter breaststroke with a 31.48 and posted a semifinals time of 32.32. Neither swimmer was able to qualify for finals, but will continue competition at the games.
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