Records Continue to Fall at MW Championships
Feb. 21, 2014
By: Andrew Rich
By: Andrew Rich
SAN ANTONIO, Texas -- Three more school records were broken on Friday evening at the Mountain West Championships by the Fresno State swimming and diving team. The team has set at least one school record on every night of the championships so far.
Freshman Esme Gullick broke the school record in the 400 IM twice on Friday. In the preliminary heats in the morning, she swam a 4:21.87 to break her own previous record. Then, in the evening, Gullick swam a 4:18.69 to win the B-Final and place ninth overall. Her time in the final was the sixth-best time on the evening in the 400 IM.
In the 200 Freestyle, junior Lucy Titchin broke the school record that she had just set on Thursday. After just missing the school record in the preliminary round, she swam a 1:49.09 in the finals to finish second in the B-Final and 10th overall.
The final school record to fall was in the 400 Medley Relay. The team of freshman Kali Conlon and Hailee Baldwin and sophomores Dana Jones and Leah Hatayama recorded a time of 3:49.08 to best the previous record of 3:49.66. The team finished 10th.
Senior Michelle Dockendorf swam a 1:04.49 to finish 15th in the 100 Breaststroke. Her time was a little over a second off the school record and was a season-best for the Bulldogs in that event. Baldwin finished 16th with a time of 1:04.72.
Fresno State concludes competition at the Mountain West Championships tomorrow. Senior Hannah Prigge enters the Platform Dive competition as the No. 1 ranked diver in the conference on the Platform. She scored more than 30 points better then any other MW diver this season. Live action of the final day of the conference championships can be seen at http://www.themw.com/#!/watch-live.
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