RECORDS FALL AS AUBURN WOMEN LEAD AFTER DAY ONE OF SMU WOMEN'S SWIMMING & DIVING CLASSIC-November 3, 2001

RECORDS FALL AS AUBURN WOMEN LEAD AFTER DAY ONE OF SMU WOMEN'S SWIMMING & DIVING CLASSIC-November 3, 2001

DALLAS, Texas-- The women's swim team took an early lead at the SMU Swimming and Diving Classic as several meet records fell. NCAA record holder, Maggie Bowen, broke her own meet record of 4:15.47 in the 400 IM with a time of 4:13.60. The Tigers lead going into day two 177-151 over SMU.

The Tigers dominated the relays on the opening night of the SMU classic to gain a strong lead. The 400-medley relay team of Kirsty Coventry, Laura Swander, Demerae Christianson, and Becky Short won with a time of 3:44.23.

Maggie Bowen followed the relay with a victory in the 400 Individual medley breaking the SMU Classic meet record she set a year ago (4:13.60). Bowen went on to claim victory the 100 breaststroke (1:02.93).

Freshman Margaret Hoelzer had a great night for the Tigers finishing second in two events. Hoelzer swam a time of 55.66 in the 100 fly, and 57.32 in the 100 back each to claim second place and big points.

Ashley Rubenstein placed third on the 1-meter boards with 264.75 points.

The Tigers topped off the evening with a victory in the 800 free relay. The relay team of Heather Kemp, Maggie Bowen, Margaret Hoelzer and Cassidy Maxwell touched out the Mustangs with a time of 7:26.54.

Competition resumes Saturday evening at 7:30. The Tigers are looking to win the competition for the second year in a row.

Last Modified November 2, 2001
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