Women's swim team dominate TCU, Men face off against A&M Friday
Published: Thursday, January 24, 2013
Updated: Thursday, January 24, 2013 23:01
SMU’s Women’s Swimming and Diving faced off with rival TCU Wednesday in Perkins Natatorium on the Mustangs’ senior night.
The No. 23 Mustangs won 10 of the 12 swimming events. SMU won by a final score of 135-86, making them 4-1 in dual meets this season. Captain Nina Rangelova, a junior All-American, had an outstanding performance. She won both the 200 and 500-yd freestyles, anchoring the team on the way to a blowout victory.
Other notable performances: Sophomore Nathalie Lindborg won both the 50 and 100-yd freestyles, sophomore Isabella Arcila won the 200-yd individual medley and the 200-yd backstroke, sophomore Rachel Nicol won the 200-yd breaststroke and freshman Danielle Villars won the 200-yd butterfly.
The Mustangs finished out the meet by winning the 400-yd medley relay with a time of 3:43.42. Their next meet is when they head down to Austin on Feb. 1 and 2 to face off against No. 6 Arizona and No. 7 Texas.
The SMU Men’s Swimming and Diving team is back in action this Friday, Jan. 25th as they travel to College Station to face off again interstate foe Texas A&M. The team looks for a win following a loss to nationally ranked LSU two weeks ago. In their first meet since that defeat, the Mustangs will defer to their veteran leadership to help them achieve a victory on the road. Mitchell Thompson and Mindaugas Sindauskas will have to come up big in their events to defeat the Aggies on the road.
Sophomore Devin Burnett looks to continue his stellar season after winning the three-meter dive at the SMU Classic this past week. With only one meet left down in Austin after this week before the Conference USA Championships, the Mustangs will be looking to build momentum down the stretch, making this Friday’s meet a pivotal one.