HOUSTON- The University of Houston swim and dive program saw four new top-ten program times and three NCAA B-cuts in Friday’s Phill Hansel Invitational at the CRWC Natatorium.
Houston ended the second day of action with 1,196.5 points, 245.5 points ahead of second-place finisher Rice (951) points from the final day of competition. Air Force is third (855), followed by Tulane (591) in fourth, North Texas (537) in fifth, and New Mexico (371.5) in sixth.
The Cougars will wrap up the final day of the Phill Hansel Invitational on Saturday at 10:00 a.m. with heats followed by the Finals at 4:00 p.m. Fans can join both sessions for free with no student entitlement required.
In the heats Virag Peter clocked a time of 1:01.92 in the 100-yard breaststroke, setting the seventh-best time in program history at the event. student in the first year Noor El Gendy swam a 54.62 in the 100-yard butterfly, placing her name as the eighth-best time in program history.
In the final Alondra Ortiz and Landry Hadder led the Cougars to a first and second place finish in the 400 IM and two NCAA B-cut times. Ortiz took the top spot with a 4:16.39, the third-best time in program history. Hadder finished second at 4:17.00 for the fourth best time.
In the 100 meter breaststroke Henrietta Fangli grabbed the top spot with a time of 1:00.94 and earned the third NCAA B-Cut of the night. Peter finished second with a time of 1:02.34 Audrey McKinnon secured third place for the Cougars with a time of 1:02.51.
Houston placed third in the 200-meter medley relay with Fangli, Julia Koluch, Abbie Alvarez and Emma Wright Combine for a time of 1:42.31.
On the springboards, the Cougars took the top four places in the 3-meter vaulting competition, with all four jumpers earning NCAA zone cuts. Emily water took first place with a score of 331.75, followed by Hedda Grelz (317.85) seconds, Josie Graves (314.45) in the third and Kathie Deininger (298.35) Fourth.
|Phil Hansel Invitational|
|events||200 yard backstroke, 100 yard freestyle, 200 yard breaststroke, 200 yard butterfly, 400 yard freestyle relay and platform diving|
|Foreword | final||10 am | 4 p.m|
|Results | watch||live results (preliminary round/final) | UHCougars.com/Watch (finals only)|
|location||Houston, Texas | CRWC swimming pool|
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