The TCU men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams competed this weekend in meets against Air Force and Nevada-Las Vegas at the University Recreation Center.The women’s team defeated the Falcons 143-91, but the men’s team lost 121-120. The women improved to 2-1 in conference play, and the men dropped to 0-2.
The women won 11 of the 13 events. Senior diver Kelly Seely broke the record in the 3-meter diving event with a 6-score of 322.28.
Sophomore swimmer Emily Duerringer was the only dual event champion, winning the 100-free and 200-free event. The women also swept the 50-free, with junior Erica Tate finishing first.
The men’s competition was not decided until the last event, the 400-yard relay. The TCU men trailed 115-109 but gained 11 points when the team of junior Yousif Del Valle, senior Diego Palacios, senior Teylor Arboleda and sophomore Jonathon Berrettini won first place. The Falcons, however, finished second and third and sealed the victory by gaining six points.
Junior Alejandro Gomez won the men’s 1000-yard freestyle with a time of 9:40.43. De Valle won the 100-yard freestyle and junior Guillermo Ramirez won the 200-back.
Against UNLV, Tate won both the 50-yard freestyle in 23-70 and the 100-yard butterfly (56.86).
Kendra Decker took first place in the women’s 1-meter diving and Senior Kelly McCain won both men’s diving events, setting a new school record in 3-meter diving with a score of 343.73.
Both teams will be back in action at 5 p.m. Friday against Centenary, McMurry and Texas-Permian Basin at the Rec Center.
– Ryan Thomas, Erica Marez and gofrogs.com