Swimming: Cougars Travel to No. 25 LSU for Quad Meet


Friday’s events begins at 5 p.m., and Saturday’s schedule will start at 11 a.m.

Friday’s itinerary includes the 200-yard medley relay, 1000-yard freestyle, 100-yard butterfly, 100-yard backstroke, 200-yard breaststroke, 200-yard freestyle, 1-meter dive, 50-yard freestyle, 200-yard individual medley, and 400-yard freestyle relay.

The order of events for Saturday begins with the 400-yard medley relay and continues with the 500-yard freestyle, 100-yard breaststroke, 200-yard backstroke, 3-meter dive, 200-yard butterfly, 100-yard freestyle relay, 400-yard individual medley, and 200-yard freestyle relay.

Bouter netted her highest score of the season in the three-meter springboard event, tallying a score of 335.50 to finish first overall. The reigning American Athletic Conference 3-Meter Champion’s highest score came on her fourth dive – the reverse 2 ½ somersault tuck earning a score 63.00. The Johannesburg, native rounded out the podium in the one-meter springboard. Bouter netted a score of 265.35 to finish third overall.

Sophomore Conor Glenn set a personal best in the 1,000-yard freestyle. The Cypress, Texas, native, captured second in the distance freestyle event touching the wall at 10:11.90, eight second off her previous best.

In the 200-yard backstroke, senior Jasmine Williams and sophomore Jenny Penneck nabbed podium finishes. Williams netted a time of 56.31 while Penneck finished with a time of 56.70 to finish second and third, respectively.

Senior Cameron Balkom touched the wall at 2:18.42 to finish third overall in the 200-yard breaststroke.

The Cougars ended the night with the 400-yard freestyle relay team capturing second overall. The team of Hanna Blewett, Victoria Padial, Michaela Hamrick and Hannah Middleton netted a time of 3:27.94 to give Houston their seventh podium finish of the night.

Houston beat American Athletic Conference foe Tulane by a score of 215.50-135.50. The Cougars fell to No. 25 LSU by a score of 242-111 and Rice, 182-165.

Junior Ksenia Yuskova earned a podium finish in the 500-yard freestyle. The Miami (Fla.) transfer netted a time of 4:55.64 to finish second overall.

In the 100-yard breaststroke, freshman Victoria Roubique touched the wall at 1:03.00 to place second overall.

Freshman Katelyn Abernathy rounded out the podium in the platform dive. The Charlotte, N.C., native earned a score of 202.40 to capture third place. Abernathy’s best dive came in the second round on the 7-meter platform – her Inward 2 ½ somersault tuck netted a score of 56.70.

Houston will host the American Athletic Conference Championships for the second consecutive year as the best swimmers and divers in the league visit the CRWC from Feb. 15-18. Following the conference meet, the Cougars will look to close the season at the NCAA Championships, to be held March 15-18 in Indianapolis, Ind.

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