Swimming & Diving Remains Third At Championship Meet
March 1, 2008
HOUSTON, Texas - The East Carolina men's and women's swimming teams remain in third place after day three of competition at the 2008 Conference USA Women's Swimming & Diving Championship and Invitational at the CRWC Natatorium on the campus of the University of Houston.
SMU extended its lead in the C-USA Championship team scoring after its impressive day three and now leads with 628 points, followed by Rice with 407 and East Carolina with 352. Houston sits in fourth with 286 points, while Marshall is fifth with 217 points.
First-year women's invitational members Northern Colorado (211) and Cal State Bakersfield (157) sit in sixth and seventh in the invitational team scoring.
Men's teams from league schools East Carolina and SMU along with Hawaii and Cal State Bakersfield are also competing in the C-USA men's invitational. SMU leads that event after day three with 648.5 points, followed by Hawai'i with 553, East Carolina with 452.5 and Cal State Bakersfield with 290.
East Carolina freshman Stephanie Harper earned all-conference honors in the 100-yard breaststroke as claimed third place in 1:03.86.
The meet resumes at 10 a.m., Saturday with the preliminaries of the 200-yard backstroke, 100-yard freestyle, 200-yard breaststroke, 200-yard butterfly and 1,650-yard freestyle. The women's and men's platform diving preliminaries will begin around 1 p.m. The finals for those events are slated to begin around 6 p.m. with the championship awards presentation immediately following.