Jing Quah Hits Lifetime Best 4:15.73 in 400 IM as Texas A&M Takes Down Rice


  • Saturday, November 9, 2019
  • Houston, TX
  • SCY
  • Results
  • Scores
    • Texas A&M 158, Rice 102
    • Texas A&M exhibitioned some swimmers over the final three events.

Jing Quah won twice as the Aggie women dominated Rice at Rice on Saturday.

In the 400 IM, Quah dropped more than a second off of her old best of 4:16.79, clocking a 4:15.73 to win. This was only her second time ever racing the event in yards, and the Singaporean junior was one of two Aggies under 4:20, joined by junior Camryn Toney (4:18.57). Quah jumps to 14th in the country this season with that swim. Earlier in the meet, Quah grabbed a win in the 200 fly (1:59.22), and she delivered a third-place effort in the 100 free (52.09), an event that went to teammate Emma Carlton (51.21).

Carlton swept the sprints, adding a victory in the 50 free with a time of 23.57. She was a bit quicker leading off A&M’s B 200 free relay, going a flat-start 23.37.

Karling Hemstreet was another double-winner for the Aggies, taking the mid-distance freestyle events. First, she posted a 1:50.28 to take the 200 free, then broke five minutes to win the 500 free at 4:59.99. In the 1000 free, the longest event of the day, Aggie Joy Field posted a season-best of 10:07.37, which was also better than any dual meet swim of hers last season.

Anna Belousova won the 100 breast in 1:03.12, winning by over a full second, and she turned in a third-place finish in the 200 back (2:05.18). That race went to a Rice Owl, as Zoe Spitz clocked a 2:04.95 to edge Aggies Kara Eisenmann (2:05.01) and Belousova (2:05.18). Aggie Raena Eldridge would secure the 100 back win, though, at 55.49 over Spitz’s 56.85.

Other winners for A&M included Taylor Pike in the 100 fly (55.47) and Victoria Roubique in the 200 breast (2:18.37).

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About Karl Ortegon

Karl Ortegon

Karl Ortegon studied sociology at Wesleyan University in Middletown, CT, graduating in May of 2018. He began swimming on a club team in first grade and swam four years for Wesleyan.

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