Sophomore diver shines at SMU Classic
Published: Tuesday, January 22, 2013
Updated: Tuesday, January 22, 2013 23:01
Sophomore diver Devin Burnett continued his great sophomore season by earning top honors in the Classic at SMU after earning a 3rd place finish in the one-meter dive, followed by a victory in the three-meter dive.
Burnett narrowly defeated Michigan diver Jack Lee with a total of 334.75 points in the three-meter dive.
The Mustang’s finished sixth overall in the very tough swimming portion of the meet. The meet was comprised of USC, Lousiville, Michigan, Purdue and Florida. USC narrowly beat out Michigan by three points with a total of 330 points.
Despite their 6th place finish, the Mustangs did receive strong performances from captain Mindaugas Sadauskas, and David Larsson.
Larsson finished 2nd in the 100-yard butterfly, while Sadauskas also finished 2nd in the 100-yard freestyle.
The men’s team continues their season on Friday at Texas A&M at 7 p.m.
The SMU women also competed this weekend in the Austin Grand Prix. Rachel Nicol won the 200-meter breaststroke defeating former Mustang Raminta Dvariskyte. Nicol also finished 2nd in the 100-meter breaststroke.
The Mustang’s also got strong performances from Isabella Arcila and Nathalie Lindborg. Arcila finished third in the 100-meter backstroke while Linborg also finished third in the 100-meter freestyle.
The Mustang’s host the TCU Horned Frogs at 6 p.m. at the Perkins Natatorium on Wednesday.