Women's swimming blows past MWC foe Colorado State
Oct. 20, 2005
FORT COLLINS, Colo. - The TCU women's swimming and diving team opened the 2005-06 campaign with an emphatic 152-91 victory over new Mountain West Conference opponent Colorado State Thursday night at CSU's Ram Pool. The Horned Frogs won 10 of the 12 events to pick up their first-ever victory versus the Rams in Fort Collins.
"The biggest thing for us was to win in altitude," head coach Richard Sybesma said. "We fought pretty well in the close races and were able to come up with a big win for our team. It's neat to be1-0 in league play."
Individually, sophomores Emily Duerringer and Keilah Walker were double-event winners. Duerringer had a winning time of 1:55.14 in the 200-free and a 53.45 to claim the 100-free. Walker, meanwhile, had victories in the 1000-free (10:36.79) and the 500-free (5:11.18).
TCU's most dominant event was the 200-breaststroke, as the Frogs claimed a sweep of the top three spots. Maribeth Pottenger won the race with a 2:24.83, ahead of teammates Christi Cannon (2:26.06) and Katie Rosen (2:26.11).
The women will stay in Fort Collins the next two days to participate in the CSU Early Bird Invitational. In addition, the TCU men will open their season at that event. The invitational begins at 5 p.m. (MT) on Friday, and the Frogs will compete at 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. on Saturday.