show

Women's Swimming

Nicholas Wins 50-Meter Breaststroke At SA Short Course Championships

Go smu! Tara-Lynn Nicholas
Go smu!
Tara-Lynn Nicholas
Go smu!
Aug. 8, 2014

PIETERMARITZBURG, South Africa (SMU) – Sophomore Tara-Lynn Nicholas picked up a gold medal in the 50-meter breaststroke at the SA Short Course Championship at the GC Jolliffee Pool on Friday.

In her hometown of Pietermaritzburg, Nicholas posted a 31.23, improving from her heat time of 31.90 and semifinal time of 31.61, for the win. She came into the event as the No. 1 seed.

As part of a 4x50 mixed medley relay, she helped her team to a second place finish (1.46.70) by swimming a 31.56 split in the breaststroke. In the 4x50 freestyle relay, her team clocked in at 1:46.40 for third.

Marne Erasmus also began competition on day two, taking part in butterfly and individual medley events. In the 50-meter butterfly, the East London, South Africa, native posted a 27.31 in prelims to qualify for semifinals. In the evening’s semis, she finished second, improving her time to 27:06, and qualified for finals. Erasmus also made it to the semifinals of the 100-meter individual medley, but did not qualify for finals.

The Sa Short Course Championships serve as a qualifier for the World Short Course Championships that are held December 3-7 in Doha, Qatar.


 

 

Mustang Locker Room
  FACEBOOK
  INSTAGRAM
MISSION OF SMU ATHLETICS
In alignment with the educational mission of the University, we engage the community in meaningful ways and develop the resources necessary to graduate Student-Leaders and pursue championships. Above all else, we prepare Students for life.