DALLAS, Texas Alabama sophomore Agustina de Giovanni had another big day at the 14th annual SMU Swimming and Diving Classic being held here at the Perkins Natatorium on the SMU campus.
De Giovanni earned two more NCAA B Standards, this time turning in a 2:03.22 to win the B heat of the 200 IM and a 2:16.11 in the 200 breaststroke, taking third in the A heat. She posted NCAA B times in the 100 breaststroke and 400 IM on day one of the Classic.
Alabama finished sixth in the unique meet that included five top-25 teams -No. 7 Texas A&M, No. 10 SMU, No. 15 USC, No. 16 Wisconsin and No. 21 Florida State. Each team brought nine athletes - eight swimmers and a diver - to the meet.
Freshman Lauren Dunn earned an NCAA B standard of her own, posting 270.15 points off the three-meter board, taking third place. Sophomore Elle St. Charles was second in the A heat of the 200 butterfly, posting a 2:03.83, cutting nearly four seconds off her season opening time at the Georgia Tech Quad meet.
Alabama opens up its home slate this Friday in the Don Gambril Olympic Pool at the Alabama Aquatic Center. The Crimson Tide men and women will face LSU while the women also welcome Vanderbilt to the meet.