Women In First After First Day of Competition
After the first day of competition at the Texas A&M Invitational, the SMU women's swimming team is in first place with 443 points. The Mustangs placed first in four of five races they competed in.
In the 200 yard freestyle relay, the Mustang A team (Laura Pomeroy, Leane Darling, Roxane Akradi and Michelle Vlasakova) placed first, swimming the race in 1:32.38. The Mustang B team placed sixth in the race.
Freshman Anja Carman won the 500 yard freestyle in 4:41.05. Teammates Flavia Rigamonti and Celina Lemmen followed in second and third places with times of 4:44.02 and 4:48.61, respectively. Mustangs Katie Roberts, Mariza Grundlingh and Jennifer Blackman placed fifth, sixth and seventh in the race.
In the 200 yard IM, Corrie Clark took second, with a time of 2:01.73. Teammate Tamara Sambrailo followed in third place, with a time of 2:03.08. Sara Nordenstam placed sixth in the race in 2:03.86.
The Mustangs took six of the top 10 spots in the 50 yard freestyle. Laura Pomeroy was first in 22.81, followed by Celina Lemmen and Leane Darling in a tie for third with a time of 23.29. Roxane Akradi placed seventh in 23.48, followed by sisters Candace and Jennifer Blackman in eighth and ninth places, with times of 23:67 and 23:62, respectively.
Competition in College Station continues Saturday.