Kovacs Wins 200-Yard Breaststroke at LSU Quad Meet

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    Jan. 25, 2013

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    HOUSTON- Seniors Reka Kovacs and Julia Lonnegren each posted a victory in their events to lead the University of Houston swimming and diving program on the opening day of competition at the LSU Quad Meet Friday evening.

    The quad meet pits all four teams against one another in a dual-meet fashion over the two-day meet. Through the halfway point, Houston leads Tulane 106-98 and trail Rice (108.5-87.5) and the No. 24 host Tigers (130-75).

    Kovacs earned her second first-place finish in the 200-yard breaststroke this evening as she clocked in at 2:20.22. Holli Pisarski took fifth in the event (2:25.64).

    Lonnegren and sophomore Natasha Burgess gave the Cougars a 1-2 finish in the 1M for the second-straight week, and third time overall this year the duo have taken the top two spots.

    Lonnegren was consistent on all six dives with all scores above 48.0. She tied for the highest score (54.6) of all the 1M divers with her forward two-and-a-half somersault pike in her second attempt to take the lead for good.

    In the 3M, Lonnegren took second (323.30) with Burgess finishing in third (321.60) as LSU's All-American Alexandra Bettridge nudged the Cougars by 2.40 and 4.10 points.

    Junior Heather Winn swam a season-best time in the 1,000 free (10:21.05) to finish as runner up in the event. Laykin Lowry (10:30.19), Lizzie Justice (10:31.55*) and Emma Nelson (10:51.75) placed fifth, eighth and ninth to give Houston a strong showing in the distance event.


     

     

    UP NEXT
    The Cougars return to the LSU Natatorium tomorrow morning at 11 a.m. for the conclusion of the quad meet.

    1M
    Julia Lonnegren 1 289.45
    Natasha Burgess 2 285.70

    3M
    Julia Lonnegren 2 323.20
    Natasha Burgess 3 321.60
    Danielle Shedd 9 101.40

    200 Medley Relay
    Houston 4 1:46.27
    Taylor Gregory, Reka Kovacs, Michelle Detka, Moira Fraser
    Houston 7 1:48.49
    Kimmy Ballo, Holli Pisarski, Maya Owens, Maggie McCord
    Houston 10 1:50.58
    Marissa Blumenthal, Taylor Derevyanik, Holly Criscuolo, Krystan Morrell
    Houston 12 1:52.10
    Doroteja Bednjanec, Lauren Spano, Mackenzie Alspaugh, Colleen Donovan

    1,000 Free
    Heather Winn 2 10:21.05
    Laykin Lowry 5 10:30.19
    Lizzie Justice 8 10:31.55*
    Emma Nelson 9 10:51.75

    100 Fly
    Maya Owens 9 58.93
    Holly Criscuolo 11 59.08
    Taylor Derevyanik 12 59.32
    Makenzie Alspaugh 17 59.91
    Laykin Lowry -- 59.36
    Michelle Detka -- 59.46

    100 Back
    Kimmy Ballo 6 58.72
    Taylor Gregory 8 59.53
    Taylor Derevyanik 13 1:00.57
    Mackenzie Alspaugh 14 1:01.60
    Doroteja Bednjanec -- 1:01.10
    Marissa Blumenthal -- 1:02.25
    Lauren Spano -- 1:03.19

    200 Breast
    Reka Kovacs 1 2:20.22
    Holli Pisarski 5 2:25.64
    Lauren Spano 15 2:33.17
    Emma Nelson 16 2:34.50

    200 Free
    Kimmy Ballo 6 1:54.49
    Colleen Donovan 8 1:55.32
    Heather Winn 13 1:57.25
    Moira Fraser 14 1:57.94
    Lizzie Justice -- 1:58.53*
    Maya Owens -- 1:58.54

    50 Free
    Maggie McCord 4 24.39
    Moira Fraser 8 24.64
    Taylor Gregory 11 24.80
    Doroteja Bednjanec 11 24.80
    Krystan Morrell -- 24.83

    200 IM
    Reka Kovacs 6 2:08.37
    Laykin Lowry 12 2:14.48*
    Lizzie Justice 14 2:16.01*
    Lauren Spano 17 2:18.01
    Holly Criscuolo -- 2:14.57

    400 Free Relay
    Houston 6 3:34.05
    Kimmy Ballo, Moira Fraser, Colleen Donovan, Maggie McCord
    Houston 10 3:39.08
    Michelle Detka, Krystan Morrell, Taylor Derevyanik, Mackenzie Alspaugh
    Houston 11 3:39.50
    Taylor Gregory, Heather Winn, Maya Owens, Doroteja Bednjanec
    Houston 12 3:48.71
    Holly Criscuolo, Holli Pisarski, Emma Nelson, Marissa Blumenthal

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