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NCAA Div. I: Auburn Wins SMU Women's Classic -- November 4, 2000

DALLAS, Texas., Nov. 4. AUBURN University sophomore Maggie Bowen claimed swimmer of the meet honors while leading the Auburn University women's swimming and diving teams to the SMU Classic title Saturday afternoon with a score of 313.

Auburn earned the top spot over second place Wisconsin by 17 points (296) while Texas finished third (289)and SEC foe Florida concluded the weekend with a fourth place finish and 274 points.

Bowen took the top spot in the 200 IM with a time of 2:01.28 and a second place finish in the 200 breast with a time of 2:15.70. Magda Dyszkiewicz won the 500 free event with a time of 4:49.21 and immediately got back in the pool to swim the 200 back, which she placed 11th to help the team in scoring.

"The team swam really well this weekend," said assistant head women's coach Kim Brackin. "It was a nice start to the season. We took a very young group of just freshmen and sophomores and to see their composure is exciting. It really gives us something to look forward to."

Texas senior Colleen Lanne was the only swimmer to win three events, clocking 23.14, 49.90 and 1:46.87 to take the 50, 100 and 200 yard freestyle.

SMU soph, Sarah Chandler, annexed both breaststrokes, touching in 1:04.37 in the 100 and a very swift 2:14.78 in the 200.

Texas soph Tanica Jamison had an outstanding meet, taking the 100 fly in 55.58, while Wisconsin's Betsy Hassebroek won the 200 back (2:00.04) and Florida's Sara McLarty emerged triumphant in the 200 fly (2:03.67).

Wisconsin won both sprint relays clocking 1:34.77 in the 200 and 3:24.89 in the 400. Florida won the 800 free relay in a strong 7:23.36.