Freshman Mia Schachter won the 50 breast and helped the 200 free relay team post a victory at San Diego State on Monday.
Jan. 7, 2013
Mia Schachter and Maren Kjell, along with the 200 free relay team, posted individual-event victories but it was not enough as the Tulane University women's swimming and diving team fell to San Diego State, 67-58, on Monday at the Aztec Aquaplex.
San Diego State posted top times and scores in all eight events and came away with the nine-point win despite exhibitioning the final half of the day during the Green Wave's first action of the 2013 portion of the schedule. Tulane will continue its annual training trip to California on Friday, Jan. 11, when the Wave take on Loyola Marymount.
Schachter posted a 30.96 to win the 50 breaststroke while Kjell tallied scores of 232.5 and 179.4 in the 1- and 3-meter springboards, respectively. The quartet of Kayla Alf-Huynh, Kristine Gu, Cari Caprio and Schachter, meanwhile, combined to clock a 1:39.23 in the 200 free relay.
Schachter and Kjell were two of four rookies to lead the Green Wave in their respective events on Monday as Elizabeth Cook posted a team-best 28.19 in the 50 back to finish fourth while Roni Meyer recorded 2:00.38 in the 200 free to finish seventh.
Alf-Huynh led Tulane with a fourth-place finish in the 50 fly with time of 26.58 and joined Schachter, Grace Tarka and Gu to finish fourth in the 200 medley relay with a mark of 1:49.48.
Following the meet at Loyola Marymount on Friday, the Green Wave return to action on Jan. 25 when they travel to Baton Rouge to take on Conference USA foes Houston and Rice along with host LSU in a two-day event before closing out the 2012-13 season at the C-USA Championship from Feb. 20-23 in Houston, Texas.