TCU broke five more school records Friday at the Mountain West Conference Swimming and Diving Championships inside the Oklahoma City Community College Aquatics Center.
“I’m really happy with how we swam today and how we’ve swam all week,” TCU coach Richard Sybesma said. “It’s great to keep seeing those records fall and I think tomorrow will be our strongest day.”
Junior Laszlo Gyurko broke his own school record in the 100-backstroke prelims when he touched the wall in 47.44 to qualify first. Prior to the finals, the time was also a MWC all-time record.
The Szekszard, Hungary, native went on to finish third overall in the finals when he clocked a 47.63.
The women’s 200-freestyle relay team of Sabine Rasch, Zrinka Korac, Maria Paula Alvarez and Parris Schoppa set a TCU benchmark time when they touched the wall in a collective 1:32.66.
The mark is an NCAA “B” cut for the relay and was highlighted by Schoppa’s anchor leg of 22.50. In all four women’s relays thus far at the MWC Championships, the Horned Frogs have set TCU records.
Junior Ashley Bolin broke her third TCU record of the week when she finished fifth in the 400-individual medley finals with a 4:18.35. It was an NCAA “B” cut for the Oshkosh, Wis., native and the third time she has put her name atop a TCU all-time performance list.
Edgar Crespo finished second in the 100-breaststroke with a 53.35. The Panama City, Panama native’s mark was two-hundredths of a second off his TCU benchmark time and is among the top 15 times in the nation for the event. Crespo won the MWC title in the 100-breast a year ago.
Two TCU records also went down in the preliminaries for the women. In the women’s 100-backstroke prelims, Jennifer Oster touched the wall in 56.49 to better the previous TCU mark by one-hundredth of a second.
Sophomore sprinter Rasch broke her own school record in the 100-butterfly with a 54.33 in the prelims. She went on to finish seventh in the finals.
Mountain West Conference Swimming and Diving Championships &- Day Three
Men’s Team Scores Through 14 Events
1. UNLV 538.5
2. BYU 480
3. Wyoming 389.5
4. TCU 328.5
5. Utah 315
6. Air Force 258.5