Women's Swimming and Diving fifth after first day of competition at Boilermaker Challenge
LAFAYETTE, Ind. -- Junior Elizabeth Wycliffe (Kingston, Ontario), sophomore Elizabeth Tinnon (Bowling Green, Ky.), senior Sarah Wanezek (Brookfield, Wis.) and junior Kristy Siminski (Portage, Ind.) teamed to win the 400-yard medley relay with a time of 3:42.81 to lead The University of Texas women's swimming and diving team during the first day of competition at the Boilermaker Challenge on Friday.
The Boilermaker Challenge is a two-day meet comprised of three sessions. A total of eight teams competed in six events during the first session on Friday. Texas currently sits in fifth place with 149.50 points. The University of Florida is in first place with 192 points followed by Texas A&M with 191 points. UCLA rounded out the top three, amassing 156 team points on the day.
The Longhorns posted top-five performances in three events and finished among the top 10 in all six events. Wanezek was the top Texas performer on the day. In addition to capturing the relay win in the 400-yard medley relay, Friday's final event, Wanezek earned a third-place finish in the 50-yard freestyle (23.34). In the first event of the meet, UT's 200-yard freestyle relay squad of Wanezek, Siminski, senior Kaela Humphries (Chaska, Minn.) and junior Jaclyn Faulkner (New Orleans, La.) grabbed seventh with a time of 1:35.16.
The Longhorns added two swimmers in the top 10 in the 200-yard individual medley. Humphries (Chaska, Minn.) and Wycliffe finished fourth and eighth, respectively, with times of 2:03.60 and 2:04.53. Freshman Macie Garrett (Nashville, Tenn.) was the top Texas swimmer in the 500-yard freestyle, finishing 10th in 4:52.84.
Meanwhile, in one-meter diving competition, senior Monica Maxwell (San Jose, Calif.) placed 10th with 227.75 points.
The University of Texas women's swimming and diving team continues action at the Boilermaker Challenge on Saturday, Nov 6. The first of two sessions on the day gets underway at 11 a.m.