No. 4 Women's Swimming and Diving leads No. 9 Indiana, No. 16 Michigan after day one of tri-meet
Oct. 31, 2008
ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- No. 4 Texas collected four individual wins and a relay victory in day one of its tri-meet against No. 9 Indiana and No. 16 Michigan Friday at Michigan's Canham Natatorium.
With one session remaining on Saturday, Texas leads Indiana by a 106-97 count and leads Michigan, 125-78. Indiana leads Michigan, 121-82.
Texas opened the meet by taking second in the 200 freestyle relay, as freshman Karlee Bispo, senior Hee-Jin Chang, sophomore Brie Powers and freshman Becca Tomlin finished in 1:33.14. Freshman Leah Gingrich scored the Longhorns' first victory of the day, as she claimed the 500 freestyle in 4:49.49.
Freshman Kathleen Hersey easily claimed the 200 IM, as she posted the third-fastest time in UT history in 1:58.37. Sophomore Adrienne Woods, a native of nearby Dexter, Mich., took sixth in 2:05.78. Chang tacked on a win in the 50 freestyle in 23.08, while Powers placed fourth in 23.94.
Texas earned three top-eight finishes in the one-meter diving event, as UT was led by senior Kathryn Kelly, who took second with 295.20 points. Senior Jessica Livingston took fourth at 270.30, and freshman Lauren Caldwell placed sixth with 259.80 points.
The Longhorns posted a NCAA provisional-qualifying mark in the 400 medley relay, as freshman Katie Riefenstahl, sophomore Carlye Ellis, Hersey and Bispo were victorious in 3:39.08. Gingrich went on to add a NCAA "B" cut in the 400 IM, where she took second in 4:16.10. Senior Alison Soelter took fourth at 4:25.48, and Woods took seventh at 4:27.84. Junior Alexi Spann took eighth at 4:28.90.
Bispo led the UT contingent in the 100 butterfly by taking third in 55.48. Senior Jacqueline Martin-Lacey placed eighth in 56.78. Hersey added her second win of the night in the 200 freestyle, where she finished in 1:48.22. Riefenstahl took second in 1:49.95, while sophomore Abbie Mahoney took seventh in 1:52.54.
Livingston placed second in the three-meter diving event with 301.05 points, while Caldwell took fourth with 285.55 points. UT finished the meet by taking second in the 200 medley relay in 1:42.93.
The final session of the tri-meet begins Saturday at 10 a.m. Eastern time.