By Kelly Mason
Feb. 24, 2012
FRESNO, Calif. - After day three of the WAC Championships, the Bulldogs are continually delivering strong performances and breaking school records. Three more 'Dogs broke school records today in the 400 IM, 200 Free and the 3-Meter dive as they finished the evening in sixth place.
"We had a good day with Buna breaking the school record in the 400 IM, Lucy breaking the 200 Free this morning, and the biggest thing of the night was Hannah getting third on the 3-meter. She did an outstanding job tonight and had a great performance."
Sophomore diver Hannah Prigge, a native of Rocklin, Calif., broke the school record in the 3-meter dive for the third time this season. Prigge earned a third place medal at the WAC Championships with the score of 317.05.
"Hannah did fantastic tonight!" said head diving coach Taryn Patrick. "She was calm, focused and confident. This was her lifetime best score on the 3-meter and I couldn't be more proud of her."
During the prelims this morning, freshman Lucy Titchin broke the Fresno State school record in the 200 Freestyle. She swam in at 1:50.37 breaking the previous record of 1:51.98 set by Heidi Crompton in 1999-2000.
"Lucy is having a great meet and for a freshman to final in two events so far is really impressive," said Fleck.
Brittany Buna was the third Bulldog of the day to break a Fresno State School record. Her recording setting swim came in the 400 IM where she timed in at 4:24.07, breaking the previous record she set earlier in the season with a 4:24.73.
Fresno State has continued to qualify swimmers and divers into the scoring events at night. Today they had at least one Bulldog in each final event, which is something coach Fleck is really proud of.
"We had someone in each final event tonight, so we are doing the right things to get us there," said Fleck. "We are swimming well, the girls are doing everything I ask them to do and except for a few hick-ups here and there we are performing well."
"Our goal tomorrow is to have at least one person swimming in each final event," said Fleck. "We definitely can catch up to Nevada and Idaho tomorrow; we just have to get our girls in more scoring events. Saturday is going to be a strong day for us because it features some of our best events. We are really looking forward to a strong finish."
The action concludes tomorrow at the Palo Alto College Aquatic Center with the 1650 Freestyle, 200 Backstroke, 100 Freestyle, 200 Breaststroke, 200 Butterfly, 3-Meter diving and the 400 Freestyle Relay. Prelims begin at 9:00 a.m., the first two heats of the 1650 free begin at 2:30 p.m. and the finals start at 4:30 p.m.
"We Are Your Team!" - Continue to follow the Fresno State swimming and diving team on GoBulldogs.com and watch the finals live on www.WAC.tv.
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