Action resumes Saturday morning.
Oct. 29, 2010
The University of Louisville women's swimming and diving team stands in fourth place after the first day of competition at the SMU Classic Friday night at Perkins Natatorium. USC, which won each of the first night's events, leads the meet with 212 points with SMU and Purdue tied for second with 155 points.
"We are learning to perform and learning how to step it up against strong competition," said Arthur Albiero. "It was a good first day with room for improvement and to find a way to get even better."
Therese Bergstrom paced the Cardinals with a second-place finish in the 100-breast, with a time of 1:03.37. Fanny Lilliestrom finished second in the B-final (1:04.49). Nicole Landisch sped to a third in the 50-free with a time of 23.79. Lacey Bobo was ninth overall (24.10).
Highlights included Fanny Lilliestrom's third-place finish in 400-IM with a time of 4:27.61 and Nicole Landisch's third place in the 100-fly, going 56.86. In 1-meter diving, Hannah Gadd was third with a score of 289.55, just two points shy of second. Eszter Povazsay was fourth in the 100-back with a time of 56.86.
The SMU Classic resumes at 1:30 p.m. tomorrow, Saturday, Oct. 30 at Perkins Natatorium. The Mustangs also will compete in a dual meet against Rice at 1:30 p.m. tomorrow at Perkins.