Women's Swimming & Diving Finishes in Second at Aggie Invite

Go smu!
Go smu!

Go smu!

COLLEGE STATION (SMU) - The SMU women?s swimming & diving team finished with 1,213 points in the 2004 Aggie Invitational, good for a second place finish just behind the host Aggies. The Mustang women won five of the 11 events held on Sunday.

In the 100 free, Laura Pomeroy touched the wall first in the ?A? final with a time of 49.51. Leane Darling was just behind Pomeroy (50.25) in third. Also in the 100 free, freshman Roxane Akradi won the ?B? final with time of 50.80.

SMU captured the top three spots in the 200 breast with freshman Tamara Sambrailo taking first place in 2:12.90. Corrie Clark (2:13.01) and Sara Nordenstam (2:15.49) finished second and third respectively.

Freshman Katie Roberts came in second in the 200 fly final, touching the wall in 2:01.30.

Two-time NCAA Champion Flavia Rigamonti showed her dominance in the 1650 free, finishing in 15:49.16, almost 45 seconds in front of the second place finisher.

The Ponies finished the meet strong, taking two of the top three spots in the 400 free relay. The top team of Candace Blackman, Pomeroy, Darling and Celina Lemmen took home first place in 3:19.05. The second team of Jennifer Blackman, Roberts, Michelle Vlasakova and Akradi came in third with a time of 3:25.54.

Texas A&M took home the 2004 title with 1,424 points. Following the Mustangs (1,213) in third was LSU (554), followed by Arkansas (475).

The SMU women?s swimming & diving team will return to the water Dec. 3-5, when team members participate in both the US Open and the UT Invite.