Crespo, Gyurko Shine For TCU on Day Three
Feb. 17, 2012
HOUSTON – TCU’s men’s swimming and diving team posted a strong performance on its third day at the Conference USA Invitational inside the Campus Recreation and Wellness Center Natatorium at the University of Houston.
Two more TCU records went down Friday evening as seniors Laszlo Gyurko and Edgar Crespo set school records in the 100-fly and 100-breast, respectively. Freshman Mitch Adshead clocked the No. 2 all-time mark in the 400-indivdual medley.
Gyurko claimed TCU’s first win at the C-USA Invitational when he notched a 47.24 in the 100-fly. His time was good for an NCAA “B” qualifying standard and bettered the previous TCU record of 47.99 set by senior Friedrich Grott in 2009.
Crespo, a 2008 Olympian, recorded his all-time best mark when he won the 100-breast event by nearly a second. The Panama City, Panama, native touched the wall in 53.26, faster than his own previous best time of 53.32. It is the fastest collegiate time for Crespo since the 2010 Mountain West Championships.
Gyurko added his second event win of the evening when he closed the night with a first-place finish in the 100-back. The Szekszard, Hungary, native clocked an NCAA “B” cut of 48.03. He finished just ahead of freshman teammate Cooper Robinson, who timed an NCAA “B” standard of 48.13.
In the 400-individual medley, Adshead finished second overall with an NCAA “B” standard of his own. His 3:52.74 was less than two-tenths of a second behind the first-place finisher and is good for the second-best mark in TCU history.
From the diving well, freshman Ricky Bradley led the Frogs with a score of 307.20 on the 3-meter springboard. In the team race, TCU closed the gap on first-place SMU to 23 points after trailing by 29 on the two previous nights.
The Conference USA Invitational concludes tomorrow evening with action in the 1650-free, 200-back, 100-free, 200-breast, 200-fly, platform dive and 400-free relay.
Conference USA Invitational – Team Scores Through 28 Events
1 SMU 681 points
2 TCU 658 points
3 East Carolina 479 points