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|Volume 68, Issue 60,
Monday, November 18, 2002
Cougars sink Indians at the Nati
By Lauren McFarlane
The Cougarsi swimming and diving team mangled Louisiana-Monroe on Saturday for the sixth consecutive time, beating the Indians 159-130.
"We have been working really hard these past few weeks, trying to get the girls ready for Texas," assistant coach Jen Browne said. "The main strategy today was to stay tough and stay focused, and the girls did a great job of that."
First-place honors went to junior Lucile Turpin in the 1,000-yard freestyle at 10 minutes, 36.92 seconds; freshman Shawn Toliver in the 200-yard freestyle at 1:56.2; senior Jessica Blake in the 100-yard backstroke at 1:02.71; and sophomore Vicki Blocker at 2:11.81 in the 200-yard backstroke.
Junior swimmer Lucile Turpin won the 1,000-yard freestyle event as the swimming and diving team beat Louisiana-Monroe 159-130 Saturday at the UH Natatorium.
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Freshman Stacey Williams won both the 200-yard butterfly and the 100-yard freestyle with times of 2:07.73 and 53.52. Senior Falon Hopkins also placed first in both the 50-yard freestyle and the 100-yard butterfly with times of 25.03 and 1:00.76.
Houstonis team of sophomore Kristin Bay, freshman Tatjana Banjeglav, Williams and Blake topped the 400-yard medley relay, and the team of Bay, Hopkins, Toliver and Williams took the 200-yard freestyle relay.
Senior Yulia Pakhalina sat out the event, but the Cougars still dominated on the diving side of the pool.
Freshman Azul Almazan took a pair of victories on the one-meter and three-meter springboards with 554.41 points. Senior Veronica Smith was second in both with 484.2 points.
Houston is now 2-2 in dual meets, and the team will next travel to Austin for the Texas Invitational on Dec. 5.
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