H20 Frogs outpaddled by Mustangs

The Men’s Swimming and Diving team came up short against SMU Friday, but several individuals made a splash against the Mustangs.

The cross-town rivals beat the Frogs 143-101, but head coach Richard Sybesma said he is happy with how his team performed against the No. 24-ranked Mustangs.

“We had some individuals really shine,” Sybesma said.

Ben Biefnes, sophomore, placed first in the 400-yard IM, Cameron Allred, senior, placed first in the 150-yard breaststroke and Trevor Woods, freshman, came out on top in the 1650-yard freestyle event.

Also, junior R.J. Hesselberg placed first in the 3 meter diving event with 345.22 points.

Sybesma said this meet prepared the team for the conference season, which starts in four weeks.

“For some guys it gave them a gage against some really good swimmers,” Sybesma said. “It showed us what we need to do in the next four weeks.”

Allred said he was excited about how the team performed against SMU and that the meet set them up well for the upcoming conference season.

“For the next few weeks we’ll keep training pretty hard,” Allred said. “Then we’ll rest and get ready to race fast.”

Biefnes said he thinks the team is where it needs to be. He said the next four weeks will allow the team to get mentally prepared before the start of the season.