Women's Swimming & Diving Wins and Men Third at Tiger Invitational

Women's Swimming & Diving Wins and Men Third at Tiger Invitational

San Antonio - The Tiger women captured the team title of the Trinity Tiger Invitational swimming & diving meet on Sunday, while the men finished third at Palo Alto College Aquatic Center.


The Tiger women chalked up 802 points and led the nine-team field at the conclusion of the three-day event. NCAA Division II member Henderson State (AR) University was the closest to Trinity, scoring 646 points as runner-up. Colorado College placed third with 424 points.

Trinity's men finished with 555 points, 33 points behind second-place D-II member University of Texas of the Permian Basin. Henderson State won the nine-team competition with 812 points.

Mabel Fowler broke her own school record in the women's 200-yard backstroke with an NCAA "B" Cut time of 2:01.25. Fowler earlier set a Trinity record and earned a "B" Cut in the 200-yard freestyle, and broke the school mark in the 500-yard freestyle. Paige Johnson was a third-place finisher.

The women's 400-yard freestyle relay title went to the Trinity team of Fowler, Johnson, Star Rosales, and Morgen Reyna, who swam the event in 3:29.89, one second off the school record.

Fowler, Reyna, Rosales, and Jadyn Trahan were runners-up in the 200-yard medley relay by a tick more than a second.

Jacob Hurrell-Zitelman captured the men's 1,650-yard freestyle event with a "B" Cut mark of 16:02.77. He finished nearly 15 seconds ahead of his closest opponent from UT-Permian Basin.

The quartet of Daniel Sarman, Leon Faulk, Eamon Morris, and Shamzi Alkaff won the gold in the men's 400-yard freestyle relay, at 3:06.81.

Beau Tipton placed second in the men's 200-yard butterfly and broke the school record with a time of 1:50.06, while picking up a "B" Cut mark. James Warren won the 200 fly  "B" final.

Libby Goode won the women's 100-yard freestyle "B" Final, and Cole Rezsofi took the men's 100 freestyle "C" race.

Daniel Valmassei won the men's 3-meter diving event with an NCAA Regional qualifying score of 291.00, while Anthony Liva was runner-up. Valmassei also took the low-board title on Saturday.

Katarina Partales posted an NCAA mark of 291.55 in the women's 1-meter competition, and Maren Merwarth was second. Partales also won the high-board event in Saturday's session.

Valmassei and Partalas earlier qualified for the NCAA Division III Region 2 Diving Championships March 1-2 at Grinnell, Iowa.



The Tigers have completed their fall season and will take on Southwestern (TX) University on January 19, 2019, in Georgetown, Texas.