TCU Win First Ever Dual Over SMU, Mustang Men Take Victory

TCU vs SMU Dual Meet

  • October 23rd, 2020
  • Robson & Lindley Aquatics Center
  • Short Course Yards (SCY) format
  • Results on Meet Mobile: “2020 W SMU v TCU” and “2020 M SMU v TCU”
  • Final Scores
    • Women: TCU 175 – SMU 120
    • Men: TCU 138.5 – SMU 168.5

In a battle of Texas colleges, Southern Methodist (SMU) played host to Texas Christian (TCU) on Friday afternoon. On the women’s side, the TCU women won their first victory over SMU in program history. The SMU men pulled off a narrow win, beating TCU 161.5-138.5.

For the women, TCU was dominant, taking the top three places in four different events.

Two of TCU’s event sweeps came in the backstroke events. In the 100 back, the top spot went to Ashleen O’Brien (54.52), with Katelyn Kenchel (55.55) and Marlene Hirschberg (56.32) taking the next two spots. O’Brien’s time makes her the 2nd fastest performer for TCU in the event, following her transfer in from UC Davis this season. In the 200 back, the podium was occupied by three different women, Kiki Rice, Lisa Johnson, and Cayla Prophater.

TCU women also swept the 100 and 200 breaststrokes, with the same three swimmers taking the top spots. Winning both races was Mary Jania (1:03.37/2:16.41), with Chloe Miller taking second in the 100 and third in the 200 (1:04.55/2:19.55), while Lauren Halliburton finished third in the 100 and second in the 200 (1:04.67/2:19.24).

On the men’s side, SMU was the better team, with the Mustangs winning 8 of the individual events.

SMU took the top spot three spots on both the 1-meter and 3-meter diving boards, with Peter Smithson taking the top spot on both. He also earned NCAA Zone qualifying standards on both.

The Mustang’s Colin Feehery also added two first places, winning the 200 breast in 1:57.57 and the 200 IM in 1:46.71. His time in the 200 breast was only half a second off of his best time, swum last March. He also added a second place in the 100 breast. His time of 54.48 was good for a new best time, dropping .28 from his previous best of 54.76.

While SMU was the better team, TCU’s Piotr Sadlowski still managed to post three event wins on the day. He took first in the 100 fly (48.12), 50 free (20.52), and 100 free (44.87).

Other Notable Swims

  • TCU’s Dusan Babic took first in both the 200 free (1:39.23) and 500 free (4:30.46).
  • Cole Fleming (SMU) took first in the 200 fly (1:49.78), just off of his best time of 1:48.59 from SMU’s dual with Texas last year.
  • Vitauts Silins of TCU took first in the 100 breast in 54.25. He took 2nd in the event at last year’s Big-12 Swimming and Diving Championships.

TCU Press Release

SMU Men’s Press Release

SMU Women’s Press Release

 

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leisurely1:29
2 years ago

SMU was at home too… they could’ve easily thrown on some tech suits once they were aware TCU brought theirs. Fair play TCU.

Adam
2 years ago

The coach made a great decision for a program that has recently experienced some instability. If you consider the turnover of coaches and the fact their wasn’t a championship season last year, then it’s understandable why they wore fast suits.

Great coaching decision, IMO, for wearing fast suits and getting strong times posted. I’m sure this was encouraging for the entire team and I can’t wait to see how well TCU performs with this staff.

Collegeswimmer
2 years ago

I’ve had my tech suit in my practice bag all season. You never know if you’re getting sent home from college or a meet or season is about to get canceled

yoo
2 years ago

LOL look at the results, TCU woman exhibitioned all swimmers for the 200 IM and 400 free relay and still won

lemonke69
2 years ago

Suited or not, congrats to both teams on amazing swims!

Swammer
2 years ago

Smu men looking solid! Great breaststroke times.

Swammer
2 years ago

If SMU was paying attention, they would see that TCU has suited for their first two meets as well. This was noted by swim swam in previous articles. This season is different than most and each team can have their own strategy as there may be limited opportunities for suited swims.

Anonymous
2 years ago

Other notable swims, SMU’s Jack Easton took first in both 100 back and 200 back.

DCC Parent
Reply to  Anonymous
2 years ago

Jack is on a roll! What were his times?

Anonymous
Reply to  DCC Parent
2 years ago

49.02 in 100 back and 1:46.96 in 200 back