Her winning time of 1:01.30 was just a few tenths shy of her lifetime best, which she set as she placed 3rd at last season’s NCAA Division 2 Championships.
Santa Cruz’s Sam Smith and Biola’s Gabe Weber, both freshmen, tied for the win in the men’s race as they hit the wall together in 9:29.47.
The Mustang men opened the 2019-20 season in dominating fashion, with a 171-125 win over TCU, while the women won 190.5-115.5.
The SMU women’s swimming and diving team defeated TCU, 196-103, and Iowa State, 184-114, on Friday evening.
The Gators have a busy week of SEC meets ahead of them, beginning with Alabama on Wednesday at 3 p.m. EST/2 p.m. CT in Tuscaloosa.
The SMU women’s swimming and diving team hosts the 24th annual SMU Classic at the Westside Aquatic Center in Lewisville, Texas, Friday and Saturday at 6:30 p.m.
Caeleb Dressel picked up three wins as the Florida men got back in the win column against Texas A&M.
Kahlia Warner defended her top prelims score with a 346.10 in tonight’s 1-meter final to take her first career SEC title.