April 27, 2009

Petra Klosova

Women’s swimming and diving broke three records and won four events to capture its fourth C-USA title. Senior Petra Klosova broke the 100 free record with a time of 48.58.

First-year Raminta Dvariskyte created a new meet record in the 200 breaststroke, touching the wall at 2:13.68. The 400 free relay team also procured a meet record. In addition, first-year Therese Svendsen won the 200 back, touching in with a time of 2:14.62. The team placed 19th at the NCAA championships.


Pontus Renholm

The men’s swimming and diving team secured its fourth consecutive C-USA title, smashing pool and individual records along the way. Senior Pontus Renholm and juniors Ed Downes and Thomas Fadnes broke C-USA records – Renholm in the 200 back with a time of 1:43.50, Downes in the 200 fly with a time of 1:44.95 and Fadnes in the 100 free with a time of 43.42. Sophomore Matthew Culbertson won the platform diving title. The team finished 24th at the NCAA Championships in College Station, Texas, earning a season best time of 2:53.75 in the 400 relay.