Jan. 10, 2014
HOUSTON - The University of Houston Swimming and Diving team won seven of 13 overall events en route to earning a 135-104 victory over the University of Evansville on Friday.
"We're thrilled to start 2014 with a win and an opportunity to race against the University of Evansville," said Head Swimming Coach Rich Murphy. "I'd like to thank Castle High School and the Newburgh Sea Creatures for their support of the meet."
The Cougars put together a complete team effort and picked up contributions of all sorts throughout the meet to win their third consecutive dual meet this season.
"Heather Winn and Danielle Shedd stood out with wins in each of their events," said Murphy. "We appreciate the pursuit of excellence by our divers and we seek to compliment that eagerness in the pool. With outstanding efforts by freshman swimmers Michaela Hamrick and Lindsay Schultz with two second-place finishes each, we took another step forward in being the complete team we are seeking to be."
Shedd dominated each of the 1M diving competitions posting scores of 185.57 and 293.85 winning both events. Winn dominated in the pool by taking home victories in the 500-yard freestyle (5:13.16) and the 200-yard freestyle (1:54.88).
"We've spent the last two weeks training hard and growing closer as a team," said Murphy "and we are confident that will serve us well at the American Athletic Conference championship meet."
Houston travels to Louisville, Ky. to take on the University of Louisville and University of Cincinnati in a tri-meet Saturday, Jan. 11 at 11:00 a.m.