Courtesy: Spencer Farrin (Moscow, Idaho)
Vandal swimmers continue to wow
Courtesy: Idaho Athletic Media Relations
          Release: 11/19/2011
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HOUSTON, Texas - The University of Idaho swimming and diving team continued its assault on the Vandal record books during the second day of competition at the University of Houston Cougar Classic.

Freshman Rachel Millet added two more individual school records and one relay to her growing cache. She finished third in the 100 butterfly in 55.50, which bested the previous record by .39, and was fourth in the 200 free in 1:50.95 - .40 better than Alyson O'Brien's 2008 time of 1:51.95. She later joined forces with teammates Megan Venlos, Erica Anderson and Si Jia Pang to take almost a full second off the 800 free relay record with their 7:33.08 - good for fourth, and overtaking the 2010 mark of 7:34.00.

"Tonight was a blast," coach Mark Sowa said. "It would be hard to single out individual performances because we had someone scoring in every event. Every athlete who had a chance to race tonight put themselves in a situation to be a ton better."

Diver Paige Hunt continued her strong season with a fourth in the 1-meter event with a 253.55, fourth best all-time at Idaho.

"Rachel's swims in the 100 fly and 200 free were about 10 minutes apart and both school records," Sowa said. "Our 800 free relay was really a great team effort at the end of a long day of racing, getting fourth overall, beating some great teams and breaking another school record. Now we just have to keep this momentum going tomorrow."

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