San Antonio – Trinity's men's and women's swimming & diving teams both finished second to Division II Henderson State (AR) University to close out the Tiger Invitational on Sunday evening.
Trinity's women scored 673.5 points to finish as runner-up to D-II Henderson State, which scored 737 points to win the meet. The HSU men scored 916 to defeat the Tiger men's team score of 648.5 points.
The top highlight of the tonight's action for the Tigers was first-year swimmer Mabel Fowler breaking a school record with her winning time of 2:03.91 in the 200 backstroke, which ranks her fourth in Division III this season. Fowler broke the 2016 record time of 2:04.04 set by Ashley Ward.
Charles Clark won the 200 backstroke with his career-best time of 1:51.08, which is good for third in the nation so far this season. He also swam the first leg of Trinity's winning 200 medley relay team, joining with Elliott Fleming, Shamzi Alkaff, and Cole Rezsofi for a time of 1:32.22 that ranks second in school history.
Mick Kossl joined with Clark, Alkaff, and Rezsofi to win second place in the 400 free relay, finishing in a time that ranks in the top 10 in school history.
Tiger All-American Lindsay Hagmann swam the top time in the 100 free, followed closely by Elizabeth Ryan's third-place finish that put her in the top 10 all-time in the event. Trinity had five swimmers in the final of tonight's 100 free. Hagmann is now second in Division III with tonight's time of 51.23 seconds.
Hagmann also joined teammates Abbie Jones, Lauren Cuda, and Liz Ryan on the women's 400 freestyle relay team. Their 3:29.18 time not only earned them a first-place finish in the event, but it broke Trinity's previous school record set back in 2013.
Noah Stopkotte and Beau Tipton also took individual victories in tonight's finals, winning the 200 breaststroke and the 200 butterfly, respectively. Both first-year swimmers can also now claim the #2 spot in Trinity's record book in each event.
James Warren's time in the 200 butterfly was not only good for bronze in tonight's meet, but also moves him into the top 10 in school history.
The Trinity men's and women's diving teams will host Texas Christian University and the University of Incarnate Word (TX) in a two-day Tri-Meet that begins on Friday, December 1. The Tiger swim teams don't return to action until January.