Courtesy: Houston Athletics
HOUSTON – The University of Houston Swimming & Diving team posted a pair of Olympic Trial cuts and a program record in its final home meet, Saturday at the Campus Recreation and Wellness Center.
“ We had a great last day of championship meet prep today,” said Head Coach Ryan Wochomurka. “ That was our focus, to be putting together race strategies and emulations of what we will see next week. It was very exciting to see two USA Olympic Trial qualifying times for Peyton and Kenzie, and a school record for Laura. Those types of performances now are exciting as we turn our attention to next week.”
HOW IT HAPPENED
- The meet consisted of a LCM session and a SCY session. In the LCM session, Peyton Kondis got things going for the Cougars with an Olympic Trial qualifying time of 1:09.55 in the 100 Breaststroke. Kondis’ time bested the standard by over a second.
- Mykenzie Leehy posted the second Olympic Trial qualifying time of the day for Houston in the 100 Freestyle. Leehy clocked a time of 56.02 to lead Houston in the event.
- In the SCY session, Laura Laderoute bested her own lifetime best and program record in the 100 Backstroke. The junior clocked a time of 52.84 in the event.
- Several Cougars posted lifetime best during the meet, including Kaley Hoffman who posted the 10th best time in program history in the 200 Individual Medley. Hoffman finished the race at 2:03.84
- Kondis came within milliseconds of besting her lifetime best and the program record in the 100 Breaststroke, finishing the race with a time of 59.92.
Houston will head to Indianapolis where it will defend its 2018 conference title on Feb. 27 – March 2 at the IUPUI Natatorium. Ticket for all sessions are on sale and can be purchased here.