Marquenie Sets MWC Swim Record In 1000 Free
Oct. 4, 2010
SAN DIEGO - San Diego State freshman swimmer Kelly Marquenie set a new Mountain West Conference and SDSU record in the 1000 freestyle during last Saturday's dual meet against Oregon State at the Aztec Aquaplex.
Marquenie's time of 9:57.83 bettered the previous MWC record of 9:58.23 set by Natasha Menezes of Brigham Young at the 2009 conference championship meet (Feb. 28, 2009). Her time also established a new SDSU record as she became the first Aztec swimmer to break the 10-minute barrier in the vent. The previous school best (10:00.21) was set by Petra Radovic last season.
In addition, Marquenie's time shattered the old record for the Aztec Aquaplex (10:10.07), one previously set by Radovic last November during a triple dual meet against TCU, Idaho and UC San Diego.
Marquenie (Gold Coast, Australia) also won the 500 freestyle against Oregon State on Saturday in 4:56.03, a time that ranks as the fourth-fastest in school history. She added another first-place finish against the Beavers as a member of the 400 free relay quartet that went 3:28.10, a mark that ranks fourth on the SDSU all-time list.
San Diego State (1-0) will have three weeks away from competition to prepare for its next meet, a triple dual against New Mexico, Colorado State and Air Force to get its 2010-11 Mountain West Conference season underway. That meet will take place on Saturday, Oct. 23, at the Seidler Natatorium in Albuquerque at 11:00 a.m. (MT)