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    Fort Worth, TX -- The University of Houston women's swim team claimed third place among a field of five teams at the TCU Classic held January 12-13 in Fort Worth. The Cougars were paced by the junior tandem of Elissa Nelson and Stacey Ebeling. Sophomore Jessica Blake meanwhile provided a scoring punch in a host of events.

    Nelson finished second among 10 athletes in the 500-yard freestyle, posting a time of 5:08.36. Ebeling was second in the 100 freestyle with a mark of 54.35. Blake placed second in the 200-yard backstroke (2:07.53), third in both the 200 IM (2:14.52) and 400 IM (4:42.98) and fourth in the 100 backstroke (1:00.47). She also swam the lead leg of the Cougars' 200 medley relay. UH sophomore Falon Hopkins was third in the 100 butterfly (59.70).

    Houston will next face Texas A&M on the road in College Station on Friday, January 19. The Cougars will then host Louisiana-Monroe the following day at the UH Natatorium in the final home meet of the season.

        Meet Scores (Jan. 12-13)
     TCU Classic in Fort Worth, TX
    Pl    Team                Score
    1.    TCU                 343.0
    2.    New Mexico State    265.0
    3.    Houston             250.0
    4.    North Texas         195.0
    5.    Louisiana-Monroe    193.0



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