|Idaho records fall|
HOUSTON, Texas – Day one of the University of Houston Cougar Classic was a good day for the Idaho Vandals as they took on some of the best collegiate swimmers in the nation and came away with two school records.
“Overall, we are very pleased with how we are racing and diving against some very good teams,” coach Mark Sowa said. “We already have had several times that were as fast or faster than their performances at the WAC Championship meet last year, which we feel is a pretty good sign we are on the right track.”
Junior diver Paige Hunt and versatile freshmen Rachel Millet and Erica Anderson continued to be strong and successful competitors.
Millet, in just her fourth collegiate meet, became the fastest 50 free swimmer in school history with her 23.47-second effort, which earned her the B final championship. Her qualifying time of 23.75 also is a top 10 mark. Her record effort is .06 better than Staci Stratton’s mark of 23.53 set last season.
Erica Anderson shaved six seconds off her personal best in the 200 IM with a 2:06.52 to place fifth in the B final and an Idaho record mark in the event. Her time is .12 better than teammate Kelsie Saxe’s record of 2:06.64 set in 2009-10.
Hunt captured third in the three-meter diving competition with a 260.50. Her qualifying score of 268.00 was a personal best and the second best all-time at Idaho.