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    Jan. 16, 2004

    HOUSTON - University of Houston swimmer Szintia Szanto earned a pair of first-place finishes and added a second-place showing at Conference USA rival TCU on Friday night, but it would not be quite enough as the Cougar swimming and diving team fell 168-130 at the Student Recreation Center in Fort Worth, Texas.

    Szanto finished first in the 200-yard butterfly with a time of 2:04.24, nearly six full seconds ahead of her closest competitor. That clocking made Szanto the eighth-fastest performer in the event in UH history.

    The Budapest, Hungary, native placed first in the 100-yard butterfly with a time of 58.30 and added a second-place showing in the 400-yard individual medley with a time of 4:33.62.

    With the loss, the Cougars dropped to 8-7 overall in dual meets this season and suffered their first C-USA loss in four dual meets.

    The Cougars return to action at 10 a.m., Saturday, when they meet North Texas at the Student Recreation Center in Denton, Texas.

    Senior Kristina DeWitt took top honors in the 100-yard breaststroke with a time of 1:07.64. The Houston native later added a second-place finish in the 200-yard event with a time of 2:27.99.

    On the diving side, sophomore Azul Almazan captured first place on the 3-meter springboard with 303.23 points, making her the only competitor in the field to top the 300-point plateau.

    Freshman Anna Kiess finished first on the 1-meter board with a season-best 263.70 points, while Almazan was a close second with 260.33 points.

    Senior Lucile Turpin placed second in the 1,000-yard freestyle with a time of 10:41.48 and added a similar finish in the 500-yard freestyle with a time of 5:15.03.

    Freshman Haley Menard finished second in the 200-yard free event with a time of 1:55.45. Junior Kristin Bay earned a second-place finish in the 100-yard backstroke with a time of 1:00.79, and junior Vicki Blocker finished second in the 200-yard event with a time of 2:08.30.

     

     

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