Swim team looking to finish season with strong performance in Austin
Published: Friday, February 1, 2013
Updated: Friday, February 1, 2013 00:02
The men and women’s swimming team will look to finish off their regular seasons strong this weekend in when they take on University of Texas Austin and Arizona University in Austin.
The men and women will face a very tough test in their season finale as both Texas and Arizona are ranked in the top 10 in the nation.
On the men’s side, Arizona comes into the meet 3-1 on the year enjoying their first week at the top of the rankings. Texas meanwhile is coming off a loss as they dropped from fourth to seventh in the rankings.
For the women, Arizona comes in 8-3 on the year and ranked fifth in the nation. Texas is 4-3 and tenth in the nation, also coming off a loss last week.
While both sides are up against some strong competition, they are likely to provide some resistance against both sides.
Despite the men’s seemingly bad record, they have swum against many of the top teams in the nation this year. Despite not coming out on top this has provided a good growing opportunity for them.
SMU will look for another strong performance from sophomore Devin Burnett who has won 3 meets this year and will look to continue his strong finish to the regular season.
The women have enjoyed much more success this year and come in ranked 23rd in the nation.
The Lady Mustangs are coming off a 135-86 pounding of TCU that saw them take 10 of the 12 events from the night.
SMU will look for another solid night All-Americans Nina Rangelova, Isabella Arcila and Erica Donadon.
Also key to yet another good performance for the Mustangs in this tough match up is to get some production from C-USA swimmer of the week Rachel Nicol.
This will be the last meet for both the men and women’s team before they had off to the C-USA championship Feb. 20-23.
The meet this Saturday will take place in Austin Texas at 2:30 p.m. Friday afternoon with the diving portion of the meet, followed by the swimming at 5 p.m. The meet will continue Saturday morning at 10 a.m.