No. 7 Women's Swimming and Diving defeats TCU, 147-74
Jan. 25, 2013
FORT WORTH, Texas - No. 7 Texas (4-3) swept all 12 events en route to a 147-74 victory over Big 12 Conference foe TCU Friday evening at TCU's University Natatorium.
Texas opened the meet by taking the win in the 200-yard medley relay, as senior Jessica Guro, sophomores Gretchen Jaques and Skylar Smith and junior Ellen Lobb finished in 1 minute, 42.84 seconds. Junior Alex Hooper led a one-two Texas finish in the 200 freestyle with a winning time of 1:49.75.
Lobb claimed the 50 freestyle in 22.99 and was followed by Jaques in 23.31. Smith and junior Sarah Denninghoff led a one-two Texas showing in the 200 individual medley with Smith getting the win in 2:03.98. Denninghoff finished in 2:04.82.
Freshman Meghan Houston led a one-two-three Texas finish in the one-meter diving event with 314.33 points. Senior Diana Wilcox placed second at 285.90, while freshman Kristina Hoffmann took third with 260.93 points. Junior Marylyn Toledo led a similar finish in the 100 butterfly with a win in 56.13. Sophomore Kaitlin Pawlowicz took second in 56.52, while Hooper placed third in 57.23.
Junior Samantha Tucker added to UT's win total by claiming the 100 freestyle in 51.44. Sophomore Kelsey LeNeave followed in second at 51.57. Junior Lily Moldenhauer led a one-two-three Longhorns finish in the 100 backstroke in 55.52. Lobb took second in 56.76, while Guro placed third in 56.82.
Denninghoff returned to win the 500 freestyle in 4:55.34, and Houston completed a sweep of the diving events by taking the three-meter event with 310.28 points. With Texas' team victory in hand, the Longhorns declined the points in the remaining two events and swam them as exhibitions. Smith captured the 100 breaststroke in 1:04.85, and UT closed out the meet by taking the 200 freestyle relay in 1:33.24.
Texas resumes dual-meet competition on Friday, Feb. 1 when it hosts Arizona and SMU at the Lee and Joe Jamail Texas Swimming Center.