Women host SMU Swim Classic

Nina Rangelova swims the 500-yard freestyle in Perkins Natatorium. (Jeffrey Mark Reese/The Daily Campus)

The women’s swim team hosted six schools in Perkins Natatorium this weekend.

Competitors included University of Southern California (USC), University of North Carolina (UNC), University of Florida, University of Texas and University of Louisville.

USC came out on top with a team score of 366 points. UNC took second 292.50 and Florida followed close behind with 289 team points. No. 16 SMU finished with the Classic’s low of 209.5 team points.

However, several Mustangs had strong performances including junior All-American Nina Rangelova’s third-place finish in the 200-yard freestyle with a time of 1:49.35.

Sophomore Sky Corbett-Methot put points on the board for SMU in her runner-up score of 262.50 in the one-meter dive.
Another sophomore All-American Rachel Nicol swam the 200-yard breaststroke Saturday with a time of 2:14.91 to earn third place.

Sophomore Nathalie Lindborg won another third place for the Mustangs in the 100-yard freestyle with a time of 50.45.
The Classic was held in the newly-renovated Perkins Natatorium. Renovations include new windows that improve the lighting and 55 conference championship banners that decorate the rafters.

The team returns to Perkins Natatorium Friday at 5 p.m. to race No. 6 Texas A&M.

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