Houston Breaks 2 School Records on Day 2 of Phill Hansel

2017 UH Phill Hansell Invite (Women Only)

  • Thursday, November 16th- Saturday, November 18th
  • University of Houston, Houston, TX
  • Short course yards
  • Day 2 results –  (live results can be found here or on MeetMobile, search “2017 UH Phill Hansel Inv”)

Top 5 Team Scores – Day 2

  1. University of Houston – 1160.50
  2. Rice University – 863
  3. Tulane University – 677.5
  4. University of Idaho – 471
  5. U.S. Air Force Academy – 448

Houston still leads the team score after day 2 of the Phill Hansel Invite, and has increased their lead to 300 points. Houston had 2 record-breaking performances and 6 new NCAA B cuts on the 2nd day of competition. Cougar Senior Ksenia Yuskova, and Freshman Zarena Brown both shattered the 200 free school record, going 1:44.88 and 1:44.89 respectively. The Houston record stood at 1:45.79 going into this weekend. Those times were also good for NCAA B cuts, and more importantly, were within the cutoff to make the NCAAs last season. The Houston 800 free relay A team (Sam Medlin, Zarena Brown, Ksenia Yuskova, Mykenzie Leehy) also broke the team record by going 7:13.08, compared to the previous record of 7:13.35. They have the potential to go much faster however, since Brown and Yuskova split 1:47 and 1:46, despite going 1:44 in the individual 200 free.

The 400 IM led to 6 B cuts from 5 different schools. Olivia Johnson of Tulane won the event in a time of 4:15.55, touching out Kaitlyn Swinney of Rice, who went 4:15.60. Marie Goodwyn from Colorado State went 4:17.30 for 3rd place. Jaecey Parham of Rice and Eleanna Koutsouveli of Houston rounded out the B cuts in the A final, getting 4th and 5th with times of 4:18.11 and 4:19.26, respectively. Petra Kis from Nothern Colorado won the B final with a B cut time of 4:17.65.

Rice’s Marie-Claire Schillinger went 1:00.06 in prelims of the 100 breast, just barely falling short of breaking the 1 minute barrier. She went 1:00.43 to win the event in finals, beating Peyton Kondis (Houston), who touched in 1:00.66. Both times were well under the NCAA B cut of 1:02.49. Aggeliki Mavrantza from Houston and Kate McDonald from Tulane finished 3rd and 4th with times of 1:01.38 and 1:02.37, also good for B cuts.

Micaela Bouter and Lauren Burrel went 1-2 in diving again tonight, this time in the 3 meter. Bouter won the event by a huge margin, scoring 342.15 points to Burrel’s 298.0 points.

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