No. 9 SMU Tops No. 11 Texas A&M in Swimming & Diving
DALLAS (SMU) --- The ninth ranked SMU women’s swimming and diving team won 13 of 16 events en route to a 181-117 victory over No. 11 Texas A&M. Eight Mustangs won individual events, with four taking a pair of contests. The teams split in the relays as the Mustangs won the 400-yard freestyle in 3:22.58 with a 4.5 second cushion and the Aggies took the 200-yard medley relay by just 1.24 second. The 400-yard relay winners were Blackman, Pomeroy, Darling, and Lemmen.
Four Mustangs won two indivdual events. Flavia Rigamonti won two individual races for the Mustangs, winning the 1000-yard freestyle by 20 seconds in 9:44.38 and the 500-yard freestyle in 4:48.39. Freshman Anja Carman topped the field in the 100-yard backstroke in 55.30 and the 200-yard backstroke in 1:58.15. Liz Pike dominated the diving by winning the 1-meter and 3-mater events. Pike scored 262.80 on the lower board to win by six points. She overwhelmed the 3-meter diving with a 26-point margin, scoring 181.80. Corrie Clark won a pair of races, topping the 100-yard breaststroke by six-hundredths of a second in 1:02.99 and winning the 200-yard breaststroke in 2:16.36.
Celina Lemmen took the 200-yard freestyle in 1:49.51. Kathleen Roberts was first to the wall in the 200-yard butterfly at 2:03.41. Laura Pomeroy hit the wall in 23.33 to take the 50-yard freestyle by two-hundredths of a second. Candace Blackman and Leanne Darling went one-two in the 100-yard butterfly. Blackman finished in 56.48 and Darling touched in 56.60.