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Women?s Swim and Dive Upset SMU and Fall to No.4 Texas
By: Arizona Athletics
Release: January 30, 2005
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Austin, Texas - The No. 5 men’s swimming and diving team defeated SMU 265-85 and fell to the No. 9 Texas Longhorns 180.5-159.5 Saturday after a two-day competition at the Lee and Joe Jamail Texas Swim Center. The No. 7 women’s team upset No. 6 SMU 189-161 while falling to No. 4 Texas 180.5-170.5.


The women’s 200y medley relay team of junior Jenna Gresdal, junior Erin Sieper, sophomore Whitney Myers and freshman Lacey Nymeyer who finished second with a time of 1:42.80. Senior Emily Mason placed second in the 1650y freestyle (16:39.15) and Nymeyer finished second in the 200y freestyle (1:48.75) with senior Jessica Hayes finishing third (1:48.94).


            In the 100y backstroke, Gresdal finished third with a time of 55.16. Mason won the 200y butterfly with a time of 2:01.11, which was the first individual win for the women and Myers took third-place (2:02.32). Mason later won the 200y individual medley (2:03.51) and Myers finished third (2:04.08). Gresdal was third in the 50y freestyle (23.41) and Nymeyer placed fourth (23.49) with Hayes finishing fifth (23.53).


            The 400y freestyle team of Nymeyer, Freshman Courtney Cashion, Hayes and Gresdal won with a time of 3:22.20.


            On the diving side, senior Claire Febvay won the 1-meter competition with 291.15 points and classmate Daniela Bemme was second (277.65 points).


            For the men, the 200y medley relay team of junior Dave Rollins, freshman Ivan Barnes, junior Lyndon Ferns and Simon Burnett won the race with a time of 1:29.01. In the 1650y freestyle, junior Tyler DeBerry finished first with a time of 15:31.16 and freshman Matt Biel was not far behind in second-place (15:47.38). Ferns finished second in the 200y freestyle (1:37.73) and Burnett finished second in the 100y backstroke (48.93) while freshman Nick Thoman finished third (49.39).     


            Ferns won the 50y freestyle with a time of 20.02 and Barnes placed second in the 100y breaststroke (55.77). In the 200y individual medley, Rollins finished second (1:50.03) and for the final event of the competition, the 400y free relay team of Ferns, freshman Jonas Persson, sophomore Adam Ritter and Burnett won with a time of 2:59.16.


            Junior John Collier continued his winning streak by finishing first on both the 3 and 1-meter boards. This is the fourth consecutive time Collier has won on both boards tallying 583.75 points on the 3-meter and 322.75 points on the 1-meter.


            The Wildcats will resume competition on Feb. 12 when they host Arizona State at 1 p.m. (MST) at the Hillenbrand Aquatic Center.

Margo Geer P12 WOTY