Dec. 6, 2011
AUSTIN, Texas – TCU had a highly-successful weekend at the Texas Invitational, grabbing six NCAA “B” qualifying standards and littering their names throughout the NCAA and Mountain West performance lists.
On the last day of competition, the Horned Frogs grabbed three “B” cuts and saw two swimmers threaten individual school records. Sabine Rasch clocked a 49.59 in the 100-free and Amanda Vincent touched the wall in 1:59.22 for the 200-fly. Both times are NCAA qualifying standards and came within less than of a second of their own school records in the events.
The women’s 400-free relay closed the competition with a school-record time of 3:23.18. Rasch, Katie Scarsella, Lauren Mikulecky and Parris Schoppa tallied an NCAA “B” cut and the No. 27 time in the NCAA, along with second-best in the Mountain West.
Rasch’s 100-free time is the No. 34 time in the NCAA this season and the No. 2 time in the MW. In the 50-free, Rasch’s time is the 43rd-best in the NCAA.
Vincent holds the top spot in the Mountain West standings for the 200-fly after clocking a 1:59.22. Her own TCU record is 1:59.20. In the 100-fly, Vincent is third in the league with a 54.95, the second-best time in TCU history.
Edgar Crespo also grabbed an NCAA “B” cut at the Texas Invitational when he touched the wall in 53.93 for the 100-breast. The Panama City, Panama, native finished sixth overall and is currently No. 14 in the NCAA for the event.
Laszlo Gyurko picked up TCU’s other NCAA “B” standard on the weekend in the 100-back. The Szekszard, Hungary, native notched a season-best 48.04 on Friday of the Texas Invitational.
TCU also tallied numerous personal bests in the event. On Saturday, Cooper Robinson went 1:46.25 in the 200-back, Matt Korman clocked a 2:03.00 in the 200-breast and Luiz Azarais notched a 1:48.26 in the 200-fly.