Nov. 16, 2012
HOUSTON (SMU) - The SMU men's and women's swimming and diving teams are in third place following the second day of competition at the Phil Hansel Invitation on Friday at the University of Houston. No. 4 Texas A&M and No. 23 Arkansas lead things on the women's side, while No. 20 LSU and Wyoming are one-two for the men.
The women recorded a pair of runner-up finishes in the relays. Isabella Arcila, Rachel Nicol, Monika Babok and Nathalie Lindborg swam the 200-yard medley relay in an NCAA B standard of 1:38.77. SMU recorded another NCAA B time in the 800-yard freestyle relay as Nina Rangelova, Lindborg, Danielle Villars and Arcila posted a mark of 7:12.48.
Rangelova also had a second-place finish in the 200-yard freestyle, clocking in with a time of 1:46.22 (NCAA B).
Nicol came in third in the 100-yard breaststroke, touching the wall in an NCAA B time of 1:01.33.
Arcila recorded an NCAA B qualifying time of 53.57 as she took fourth in the 100-yard backstroke.
Villars was fourth in the 100-yard butterfly with a time of 54.27 (NCAA B), finishing just ahead of Babok (fifth, 54.55).
The men also placed second in both relays as Mata Andriekus, Matthew Napier-Jameson, David Larsson and Mindaugas Sadauskas finished the 200-yard medley relay in 1:29.64. Sadauskas, Matt Roney, Nicolai Hansen and Eastman Holloway had a time of 6:38.60 in the 800-yard freestyle relay.
SMU also had a strong showing in the 200-yard freestyle, with Hansen earning third place (1:38.22), Roney finishing fifth (1:39.67) and Holloway tying for seventh (1:40.75).
Napier-Jameson led a trio of Mustangs in the 100-yard breaststroke as he took fourth with a time of 56.69. Julian Fletcher came in seventh (59.42), while Hansen took eighth (1:02.59).
Andriekus earned important points in the 100-yard backstroke with his third-place swim of 49.05, just ahead of Koops in sixth place (50.86).
Sophomore diver Devin Burnett was sixth in the three-meter dive, recording 343.45 points.
Competition concludes tomorrow.