San Antonio - The Trinity women's team stands in second place and the Tiger men are fifth after Wednesday's opening day of the Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference Swimming & Diving Championships at Palo Alto College Aquatic Center.
The Tiger women scored 92 points in the SCAC opener and are four points behind the leader, Colorado College. Trinity's men posted 66 points and are eight points behind #4 Austin (TX) College. Southwestern (TX) University is the men's leader with 112 points. Both Trinity teams are the defending champions.
The Trinity women's quartet of Morgen Reyna, Abbie Jones, Meghan Magill, and Mabel Fowler won the 800-yard freestyle relay with a SCAC-record time of 7:38.43, which is also an NCAA Division III "B" Cut mark.
Fowler, Reyna, Jadyn Trahan, and Star Rosales were runners-up in the 200-yard medley relay by 1.57 seconds to the Southwestern unit. The team of Jones, Caroline North, Logan Khollman, and Paige Johnson finished as the 200-yard medley relay "B" champs at 1:49.64.
In the men's 800-yard freestyle relay Beau Tipton, Daniel Sarman, Jacob Hurrell-Zitelman, and Eamon Morris finished second to Southwestern by a two-second margin. Morris, Colton Smith, David Smith, and Cole Rezsofi took the "B" title, in the 200-yard medley relay with a time of 1:34.45.
Day two of the four-day meet begins Thursday with swimming preliminaries at 10:30 a.m., with the finals scheduled for 6:00 p.m. The women's and men's 200-yard freestyle relay, 500-yard freestyle, 200-yard individual medley, and 50-yard freestyle are on the docket.