1996-97 Horned Frog Swimming News

1996-97 Horned Frog Swimming News

(12/21) TCU swimmers and divers have made the recently released NCAA top-20 Best Times list in 8 different events.

Sophomore Jason Flint has achieved the national record for a Horned Frog with his No. 2 ranking in the 200 breast with a time of 1:59.45. Flint also posted a 55.47 in the 100 breast, which ranks him fifth in the nation in that event.

Senior Chris Kern is No. 11 in the nation in the 200 fly with a time of 1:48.81, No. 13 in the 200 free with a time of 1:39.15 and No. 13 in the 500 free, with a time of 4:29.25.

The TCU men's relays have also done well this season. The men's 400 medley relay ranks 9th in the nation with a time of 3:21.67 while the men's 200 medley relay ranks at No. 12 in the nation with a time of 3:21.67.

For the women, Maggie Topolski's time of 4:22.78 in the 400 IM places her at 16th in the nation.

(10/30) TCU will officially begin WAC competition on November 23 against UNLV.

Junior Sarah Crawford is expected to lead the Horned Frog Divers in 1996-97 as she finished 17th in the NCAA's in platform competition last season.

Senior Chris Kern who already holds TCU records in the 500 free, 1000 free, and 200 back hopes to qualify for the NCAA Championships for the first time this year.

The Horned Frogs will expect big things in 1996 from sophomores Jason Flint, Mischa Sommerville, and Maggie Topolski, all of whom posted NCAA Qualifying times last season.

As anticipated, the biggest question for the Horned Frogs this year will be how to replace Nicaraguan Olympian Walter Soza. Soza was not only the Horned Frog's first-ever Olympian, but also the teams first male All-American.

TCU returns 11 letterwinners to a men's team that finished with a 3-4 record and fourth in the SWC in 1996.

TCU returns 16 letterwinners to a women's team that finished in 6th place in the SWC with a 1-5 overall record in 1996.

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