- October 12, 2017
- San Antonio, Texas
- Meet Stats
- Houston 182, Incarnate Word 110
Courtesy of Houston Athletics
The Houston Swim & Dive team notched 38 top-three finishes en route to a 182-110 win over Incarnate Word in its season opener.
Houston won 11 of the 16 events at the meet, securing 38 top-three finishes. Micaela Bouter got things started for Houston with a first-place finish in the 3-Meter Springboard. The senior tallied up a final of score of 328.25 in the event. Lauren Burrell followed that up with second-place finish after racking up a final score of 295.90.
The Cougars took all three top spots in the 1000-yard Freestyle, led by freshman Reese Lamph with a first-place finish. Conor Glenn and Hannah Herbst rounded out the top three spots in the event.
Three more Cougars took the top-three spots in the 200-yard Freestyle, led by Zarena Brown who took first-place in the event. Samantha Medlin took second-place, followed by Ksenia Yuskova in third.
Laura Laderoute beat out the field in the 100-yard Breaststroke. Rebecca Brandt, Sharo Rodriguez, and Rebecca Coxtook all three of the top spots in the 200-yard Butterfly.
Three more Cougars swept the podium in the 50-yard Freestyle, followed by second and third-place finishes by Bouter and Burrell in the 1-Meter Springboard.
Mykenzie Leehy notched a first-place finish in the 100-yard Freestyle to kick start her collegiate career, followed by three top-three finishes in the 200-yard Backstroke for Houston.
Houston rounded out the top-four spots in the 500-yard Freestyle, led by a top finish from Brown.
Both the 400 IM and the 400-yard Freestyle Relay were carried out as exhibition events, Houston took first-place in both events.
Houston will head home to the friendly confines of the CRWC Natatorium to host SMU in a conference clash Oct. 20, followed by a meeting with North Texas on Oct. 21.
Courtesy of Incarnate Word Athletics
The University of the Incarnate Word women’s swimming and diving team came close to the University of Houston in a 182 to 110 battle at their home opener this afternoon.
HOW IT HAPPENED
In the 3-meter and 1- meter diving competitions, Savanna Meadows finished third and posted 286.85 points in the 3- meter, but came back and won the 1-meter with 296.10 points.
To start the swimming portion off, UIW’s Natasha Fung, Mariana Ruvalcaba Cruz, Cassandra Phillips and Ziata Demchenko won the 200-yard medley relay with a time of 1:45.63, ahead of Houston by .29 of a second.
In the individual events, freshman standout Mariana Ruvalcaba Cruz won the 100 and 20 -yard breaststroke events as well as the 400-yard individual medley.
TOP 3 FINISHERS
3rd place, Savanna Meadows, 286.85
200- Yard Medley Relay
1st place, Natasha Fung, Mariana Ruvalcaba Cruz, Cassandra Phillips, Ziata Demchenko, 1:45.63
2nd place, Natasha Fung, 57.20
1st place, Mariana Ruvalcaba Cruz, 1:04.97
1st place, Savanna Meadows, 296.10
3rd place, Ziata Demchenko, 53.75
1st place, Mariana Ruvalcaba Cruz, 2:19.01
1st place, Cassandra Phillips, 56.04
1st place, Mariana Ruvalcaba Cruz, 4:27.53
2nd place, Kara Neel, 4:50.37
400 –Yard Freestyle Relay
1st place, Cassandra Phillips, Natasha Fung, Ziata Demchenko, Kaylee Brawner, 3:36.40
2nd place, Hannah Rowley, Jozie Lowe, Abigail Meyer, Kara Neel, 3:51.94
3rd place, Taylor Steele, Madeline Youngman, Erika Stephenson, Sarah Laman, 3:59.92
Both the men and women’s teams will travel to Arkansas, during fall break October 19-21. They will compete at Ouachita Baptist on Thursday and Little Rock on Saturday.
The men and women’s teams will host San Antonio neighbor, Trinity University on October 27.
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