TCU Returns To Action With Two-Day Meet At Texas (Preview)

by SwimSwam 1

January 20th, 2022 Big 12, College, News

Courtesy: TCU Athletics

FORT WORTH – The TCU men’s swimming & diving team returns to action for a meet against No. 1 Texas in Austin, Texas. The two-day meet will begin Friday, Jan. 21 at 4 p.m. and will wrap up Saturday, Jan. 22 at 11 a.m.

Last Time Out
The Horned Frogs’ diving team saw immense success at the Big Al Invitational. Alec Hubbard placed eighth overall on 1-meter with a score of 283.15 and also finished sixth on 3-meter with a score of 305.70. Hubbard has four total NCAA B cuts on the season.

The men’s swim team is back in the pool after a stellar performance at the Art Adamson Invitational. The Frogs broke seven school records at the Invitational and recorded 14 NCAA B cuts.

Janis Silins notched four NCAA B cuts and broke his own school records in the 100 and 200 breast with times of 52.11 and 1:54.05, respectively. Also breaking two school records was Luke DiMiceli. His time of 1:46.95 was good for a school record in the 200 IM and he broke the school record and recorded a B cut with his time of 3:49.24 in the 400 IM.

Also adding to the impressive weekend was Jadon Wuilliez, who had three B cuts total. His time of 19.83 was good for a B cut and a new school record in the 50 freestyle, and he also recorded two B cuts in the 100 breast.

The 200 freestyle relay of Wuilliez, Jake LitchfieldNoah Cumby and Raphael Paiva Da Lima broke the school record with a time of 1:18.76. The 400 freestyle relay also shined as the squad of Cumby, Paiva, Wuilliez and Dusan Babic swam a school-record time of 2:52.39.

So far this season, eight Frogs have earned 23 B cuts. Along with Silins, Wuilliez and DiMiceli, Geremia Freri has five B cuts on the season, with three of them happening at the USC Invitational earlier this season.

Milan Fabian and Piotr Sadlowski each have three B cuts this season, with Fabian’s coming in the 500 and 1650 freestyles and Sadlowski’s in the 100 fly. Paiva picked up a B cut in the 50 freestyle and Cumby has one as well in the 100 freestyle.

Big 12 Awards
Freri has racked up Big 12 awards this season as he won Newcomer of the Week three times (Oct. 13, Oct. 20, Nov. 3) and Swimmer of the Week twice (Oct. 6, Oct. 20). Adding to the Swimmer of the Week honors was Sadlowski on Nov. 3 and Wuilliez earned Newcomer of the Week on Nov. 24.

Success on the Global Stage
David Ekdahl competed at the FINA World Junior Diving Championships and Wuilliez swam at the FINA World Swimming Championships.

Ekdahl, who dove for Team Sweden, placed third in the Mixed Team event, finishing only behind Russia and Italy. He also qualified and placed ninth in the Group A Boys 1-meter final with a score of 413.35.

At the FINA World Swimming Championships, Wuilliez broke four Antigua and Barbuda national records on two relays and two individual records. Individually, he broke national records in the 50m breaststroke and 100m breaststroke. In the 50m breaststroke, he swam a 26.98 to finish 21st overall. He also swam a stellar time of 58.73 to break the national record in the 100m breaststroke, placing 24th overall.

He was also part of the national-record holding mixed 4×50 freestyle relay team and mixed 4×50 medley relay team.

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3 months ago

Why aren’t the women swimming? Do they have any meets??