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Houston’s Ioanna Sacha Clocks 2:12.64 PB within the LCM 200 Again at Houston Invite


UH Invite (Houston, Rice, North Texas)

  • Saturday, Febraury 13th, 2021
  • Campus Recreation and Wellness Middle, Houston, TX
  • SCY & LCM
  • SCY Results
  • LCM Results
  • Unscored

Houston hosted a First Likelihood meet on Saturday, providing a SCY and LCM periods. Together with the Cougars, Rice traveled to the meet, and some North Texas swimmers as effectively.

Ioanna Sacha (Houston) clocked a private finest within the LCM 200 backstroke, swimming a 2:12.64. The swim shaved .20 seconds off her earlier finest of two:12.84, which she swam precisely one 12 months in the past. Sacha dipped even additional below the Olympic Trials Wave II time normal of two:12.94. Sacha additionally swam the SCY 200 again, clocking a 1:55.82.

Houston’s Mykenzie Leehy was dominant within the SCY 100 free, clocking a 49.08 to guide the sector by over 2 seconds. The swim was simply off Leehy’s season better of 49.00, and roughly half a second off her lifetime better of 48.66, which she swam in November of 2019.

Rice’s Brittany Bui received the SCY 200 fly with a 1:59.91, successful the race by almost Three seconds. Bui’s time marks a season finest, and the highest time within the C-USA this season, as we head into championship season. Bui has a private better of 1:57.60 from November 2019. Bui additionally received the SCY 100 fly with a 55.10.

Rice’s Zoe Spitz additionally swam a Convention USA-leading time within the SCY 200 backstroke, ending 2nd with a 1:58.30. The swim was additionally a large private finest for Spitz, who had beforehand held a high mark of two:00.94.

Houston’s Katie Power posted a 23.28 to win the SCY 50 free.



HOUSTON – The College of Houston Swimming & Diving concluded its common season in opposition to Rice and North Texas on the Campus Recreation & Wellness Middle on Saturday.

The primary half of the meet competed in Lengthy Course Meters and was highlighted by an Olympic Trial Wave I qualifying time from Mykenzie Leehy. The Cougar senior closed out the 100 LCM Freestyle with a time of 56.09.

Ioanna Sacha opened up the SCY portion of the meet for the Cougars with a top-finish within the 200 Again at 1:55.82. The time marked the Cougars first D1 B-Lower of the day.

Minutes later within the 100 Freestyle, Mykenzie Leehy paced the Cougars with a time of 49.08, UH’s second NCAA qualifying time of the day. Rachel Hicks positioned second within the occasion at 51.25 to assist the Cougars take the highest two spots.

Laura Garcia Marin paced the Cougars within the 200 Particular person Medley. She clocked a time of two:04.63 for first-place and was trailed by Sophie Anderson who completed at 2:06.79 in fourth-place.

Within the 50 Free Kathryn Power led the sector, touching in at 23.28, adopted by Hannah Farmer in second-place at 24.05. Powers earned her second first-place end of the day within the 200 Free, clocking in at 1:49.74. She was trailed by Rachel Hicks with a second-place end at 1:50.42.

Audrey McKinnon paced UH within the 100 Breast with a time of 1:03.53, taking second-overall within the occasion.

On the boards, Houston had an ideal day because the Cougars took the top-six locations within the 3-Meter. Emilia Waters led Uh with a rating of 313.20, adopted by Makayla Wallar in second-place (296.62) and Chase Farris in third (288.60). Katie Deininger completed in fourth-place with a complete rating of 286.42, adopted by Hedda Grelz in fifth-place (284.10) and Jolie Blodgett in sixth-place (280.35).

Within the 1-Meter, Waters led UH once more with a rating of 260.70 for first-place within the occasion. Wallar completed third with a rating of 253.50.

Chase Farris received the Platform, main the sector by virtually 30 factors. She compiled a rating of 270.07. Grelz secured a second-place end with a rating of 243.97, adopted by Blodgett in third (222.75).

Houston will look to the postseason when it units out to defend its convention title on the 2021 American Athletic Convention Championships in Dallas.

As a result of risk of extreme climate the convention championships initially scheduled for Feb. 18-20 on the Robson & Lindley Aquatics Middle/Barr-McMillion Natatorium in Dallas have been postponed to Feb. 21-23.



Rice’s Brittany Bui and Zoe Spitz posted one of the best marks in Convention USA this season within the 200-yard butterfly and 200-backstroke, respectively, to guide a sound and stable day of racing for the Owl swimmers on the annual First Likelihood Meet Friday throughout city on the College of Houston Rec Middle Natatorium.

With the meet serving as a last aggressive tune-up for the upcoming convention championships, there was no group scoring Saturday between 4 competing faculties (Rice, Houston, North Texas and Tulane). The main focus was to deal with the meet as a rehearsal for convention in a time-trials construction. The outcomes have been definitely promising.

Each Bui and Spitz blazed to what may earn every of the Owls the No. 1 seed of their respective specialties on the C-USA Championships. Spitz dropped virtually two seconds off her earlier season finest for a 1:58.30 within the 200-backstroke. Bui received the SCY’s 200-fly with a C-USA finest 1:59.91. It’s additionally considered one of her finest marks since registering the second quickest 200-fly at school historical past (1:57.60) in her junior 12 months.

Different Rice winners included senior Nicole Limberg sweeping each SCY breaststroke occasions and the LCM 100-breaststroke. Freshman Mimi Filkin received the 100-backstroke (58.78) and Shannon Campbell received the 500-freestyle with a season finest 4:56.60.

Owl head coach Seth Huston preferred what he noticed of the group decreasing instances and successful races, notably from completely different Owls throughout the roster. He additionally has his eye on the larger image – competing in two weeks on the C-USA Championships. Saturday’s First Likelihood Meet proved to be an ideal take a look at run.

“General, I used to be happy with what the group did right this moment,” stated Rice head coach Seth Huston. “This was a tune up alternative to rehearse race methods and deal with ourselves and what’s inside our management.”

“Brittany regarded her better of the season and Zoe had an actual breakthrough 200-backstroke pushing her tempo sooner,” coach Huston stated. “Madison Howe shocked everybody with a private finest and high time among the many Owls right this moment within the 200-free. Our non convention performers led the best way right this moment. Adalyn Armistead blasted a life time finest 400-IM and senior Mimi Baker had a lifetime finest in her last collegiate occasion.

For all of the improved performances, the short-course yards meet was solely half the story. There was additionally a collection of occasions in long-course meters. The Owls’ worldwide standouts: Lauren BrantleyRocio ClementSini KoivuImogen Meers and Marta Cano-Minarro delivered there as effectively. Sophomore Ahalya Lettenberger continued her lengthy course prep work for Tokyo 2021 by swimming within the 100-free (1:16.15) and 400-free (5:26.61).

The First Likelihood tune-up is full. The Rice swim group subsequent competes at annual C-USA Championships in Atlanta from Feb. 26-29 (Wednesday-Saturday). The convention meet will probably be held on the Georgia Tech Swim Middle that hosted the 1996 Olympics.