Nov. 22, 2003
At the end of the second day of competition at the Texas A&M Fall Invitational in College Station, TX, the Bruins remain in first place with 1413 points. Host Texas A&M is in second place with 1155 points, followed by Southern Methodist in third place with 1016 points. Florida State is in fourth place with 915 points, Purdue is in fifth place with 907 points and Virginia is in sixth place with 589 points. Notre Dame holds at seventh place with 483 points.
Leading the Bruins in today's action was senior Malin Svahnstrom. Svahnstrom won the 200 Free in a NCAA automatic qualifying time of 1:59.59. Also competing in the 200 Free was fellow senior Sara Platzer. Platzer placed fifth in a NCAA 'B' cut time of 2:01.76. In the 100 Breast, senior Leslie Hovsepian placed seventh in 1:12.28. And, in the 100 Back, freshman Katie Arnold placed second in a NCAA 'B' cut time of 1:01.80 and senior Naoko Watanabe was fifth in 1:02.77. In the 800 Free Relay, the squad of sophomore Kim Vandenberg, freshman Jane Imagane, junior Jeannette Nieto and senior Brooke Winkler finished seventh in 8:17.29.
On three-meter springboard, sophomore Paige Thompson was the top Bruin finisher, placing fifth with 461.95 points. Redshirt freshman Carly Banks was ninth with 417.95 points. Junior Janine Strack placed 11th, scoring 408.85 points. Sophomores Sara Clark and Amanda Blong placed 14th and 16th, respectively, with 396.05 and 383.90 points.
The Texas A&M Fall Invitational will conclude tomorrow.