TCU swimming and diving falls to UT in first meet of the 2022-2023 season

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The TCU swim and dive team competes in Austin, Texas, for the first meet of the 2022-2023 swim & dive season on Oct. 7, 2022. (Photo courtesy of TCU Athletics)

By Raines Nagel, Staff Writer

The TCU swimming and diving team lost 187-91 at the Dust Your Boots Off Invitational, the first meet of the 2022-2023 swim season.

Despite losing to the UT Longhorns in Austin on Friday, the Frogs’ men and women made notable achievements in both swimming and diving domains. 

Swimming Results

TCU men’s swimmers Luke DiMiceli and Geremia Freri, along with women’s Marlene Hirschberg and Rylee Moore, left the water with 12, 8, 9 and 8 points respectively, the highest points earned by the Frogs in this weekend’s meet.

DiMiceli came in first in the 200-yard individual medley and third in the 200-yard freestyle. DiMiceli’s gold and bronze medals earned the Frogs’ highest 12-point score.

Freri also had a strong first meet, placing top 10 in each of his events and ending with an 8-point score.

Freri came in third with a time of 9:10.73 in the 1000-yard race, securing the second-best 1000-yard time in TCU history. He also came in sixth in the 200-yard freestyle and second in the 200-yard individual medley and 400-yard freestyle relay. 

Hirschberg, a fourth-year women’s team swimmer, came in first in the women’s 200-yard individual medley and earned 9 points by the end of the invitational meet. Hirschberg came in seventh in the 400-yard medley relay and 200-yard breaststroke. 

Moore, a second-year women’s swimmer, earned 8 points by coming in second in the 200-yard fly and 200-yard backstroke and third in the 400-yard medley relay.

Dive Results

The TCU men’s and women’s dive teams had a strong meet, especially in the 1-meter and 3-meter dives.

David Ekdahl, a second-year men’s team diver, started the season off with a first zone cut of the season in the 1-meter. 

Ekdahl came in second in the men’s 1-meter diving competition with a score of 315.90 and fourth in the 3-meter, earning him a 6-point score. 

Anna Kwong, a second-year women’s team diver, earned 4 points, scoring 292.13 and 264.68 in the 1-meter and 3-meter dives. Kwong came in fifth in both of her events.

Up Next

The Frogs’ meet against the Longhorns in Austin kicked off the 2022-2023 swim and dive season. The Frogs will now prepare for their upcoming meet against BYU on Thursday in Provo, Utah.