Trinity’s Swimming & Diving Teams Beat DII UTPB

Trinity’s Swimming & Diving Teams Beat DII UTPB

San Antonio - The Trinity swimming & diving teams defeated the NCAA Division II University of Texas of the Permian Basin Saturday at Palo Alto College Aquatics Center.



The Tiger women beat the Falcons 173-107, and Trinity's men prevailed 152-140.

Mabel Fowler earned another NCAA Division III "B" Cut time in the women's 200-yard backstroke, winning the event  in 2:03.57. Her time was just .46 seconds off her school-record and "B" Cut mark last week at the University of the Incarnate Word (TX). Fowler currently has the two fastest times in Division III in the 200 backstroke.

Fowler's 400-yard medley 100 backstroke relay time of 58.99 seconds is seventh in the NCAA. Fowler, Jadyn Trahan, Morgen Reyna, and Star Rosales won the event in 4:03.99, good for a ninth-place standing in the NCAA stats.

The Tiger women also won the 400-yard freestyle relay in 3:36.72, the sixth-fastest in DIII. The team consisted of Fowler, Rosales, Reyna, and Meghan Magill.

Individually, Reyna placed first in the 50-yard freestyle and the 100-yard butterfly.

Ivy Claflin took the 200-yard butterfly and the 400-yard individual medley, while Mary Catherine Doyal won the 1,650-yard freestyle and Magill was #1 in the 500-yard freestyle.

Katarina Partalas won the women's 1-meter diving with a Division III Regional and personal-high score of 290.50. Coupled with last week's high finish against UIW, Partalas qualified for the NCAA DIII Region 2 Diving Championships March 1-2 at Grinnell, Iowa. Partalas also won Saturday's high board at 202.50.

Anthony Liva won the men's low board at 339.35 and also qualified for the Region 2 Championships. Liva also finished first on the 3-meter board with a score of 261.45.

The men's 400-yard relay winning time of 3:10.74 is ninth in the NCAA. The quartet consisted of Daniel Sarman, Leon Faulk, Eamon Morris, and Shamzi Alkaff.

Alkaff won the 50-yard freestyle with a blistering time of 21.46 seconds and also captured the 100-yard butterfly. Sarman finished as the winner of the 100-yard backstroke and 500-yard freestyle, while Morris won the 200-yard backstroke.

Jacob Hurrell-Zitelman was the top finisher in the 1,650-yard freestyle, outdistancing his UTPB opponent by more than 30 seconds. He also won the 400-yard individual medley.



The Tiger teams travel to Fort Worth, Texas, to compete against Division I Texas Christian University on Saturday, November 10.