Feb. 19, 2014
By: Andrew Rich
By: Andrew Rich
SAN ANTONIO, Texas -- The Fresno State women's swimming and diving team opened up competition at the Mountain West Championships by setting two school records in the same race.
The 800 Freestyle Relay team of Lucy Titchin, Kelly Simmons, Esme Gullick and Brooke Fuller swam a 7:22.76 to break the old record of 7:27.00 that was set last season. Titchin, a junior, and Fuller, a senior, were also apart of the previous record-holding relay team.
In the same race, Titchin broke her own school record for the 200 Freestyle with a time of 1:49.44 in the opening leg. She broke her previous record of 1:50.37 set in the 2011-2012 season.
In the 200 Medley Relay, a team made up of three freshman (Kali Conlon, Hailee Baldwin and Tarryn Rennie) and a sophomore (Leah Hatayama) was just two seconds off of the previous school record. They finished 10th with a time of 1:43.38
Senior Hannah Prigge finished ninth in the 1-meter dive. She scored a 252.36 in the preliminary to just miss qualifying for the finals, but then scored a 292.32 to win the B-Final and give her the ninth place finish. Her 292.32 was the third-best score of the finals.
Shelbie Holden, a freshman in her first Mountain West Championships, finished 12th with a score of 255.57. She qualified for the B-Final with a 239.49 in the preliminaries.
Competition continues tomorrow in San Antonio and can be viewed live on the Mountain West Network at themw.com.
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