Tiger Swimming & Diving Teams Defeat McMurry

Tiger Swimming & Diving Teams Defeat McMurry

San Antonio - The Trinity men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams defeated McMurry University Saturday in the first home dual meet of the season for the Tigers.

The Tiger men's team won 143-73, while Trinity's women were victorious 133-100 at Hixon Natatorium. Head Coach John Ryan was happy with the results:

"We were pleased. I thought we got the meet off to a pretty good start. I thought the women swam a pretty good early-season time in winning the 200 medley relay. The same was true on the men's side. Andruzzi won three events, and that was fun. Lindsay Hagmann, who was last week's conference women's swimmer of the week, swam really well. She had good splits on the breaststroke leg of the 200 medley relay, and she won four races today - It was a real good day for her. Bethany Rysak also had a good swim for us in the 200 medley relay."

Rebecca Andruzzi won three individual women’s events. Andruzzi set a school record in the  100-yard individual medley with a time of 1:05.95, and also captured both the 100 butterfly and the 500 freestyle. Lindsay Hagmann and Kara Beauchamp each took top honors in two events. Hagmann won the 50 and the 100 freestyle races, while Beauchamp took the 100 and the 200 breaststroke titles. Bethany Rysak won the 200 freestyle, and Ivy Claflin was the top swimmer in the 200 individual medley.

The Tiger women also captured two relay events. The 200 medley relay team consisted of Ashley Ward, Hagmann, Claflin, and Rysak. The 200 freestyle relay title went to Margaret Chase, Samantha Michaelson, Hagmann, and Lindsey Ulin.

Four of Trinity’s men’s swimmers each captured two individual events. Gordon Allan won the 200 and the 500 freestyles, and Audie Embestro was the winner of the 100 backstroke and the 100 butterfly. Andre Newlands nabbed the gold in the 50 and the 100 freestyle races. Andrew Thiesse brought home the top slot in the 200 individual medley and the 200 backstroke.

Jonathan Hoffman took the 100 individual medley in 55.30, setting a school record in the process. Spencer Adickes won the 100 backstroke, Nathaniel Borchers finished first in the 200 butterfly, and James Pratt was the 100 breaststroke winner.

The men also won their two relay races, starting with the 200 medley winning quartet of Thiesse, Pratt, Jacob Spitz, and Newlands. Borchers, Newlands, Allan, and Conor Young were the first-place finishers in the 200 freestyle relay.

"The men's medley relay went real well," continued Coach Ryan. "Gordon Allan had one of the best in-season meets of his career. Andrew Thiesse will probably be our nominee for SCAC Swimmer of the Week for his winning time in the 200 IM. He had a really good 200 backstroke That was probably the best single swim on the men's side of the meet."

The diving events consisted of Tiger divers. Duncan MacAskill won both the men’s 1-meter and 3-meter boards. Christine Peterson was the top women’s diver, winning both the low board and the high board on Saturday.

Trinity travels to Midland, Texas, November 7 for a dual-meet with the University of Texas of the Permian Basin. The Tiger Invitational will be hosted by Trinity November 21-22 at Hixon Natatorium and Palo Alto College Natatorium.