- Darina Khisiamova finished eighth at the CSCAA National Collegiate Open Water Championship on Friday.
- The 'Dogs get the season underway as a team hosting the Chick-Fil-A Invite Oct. 8-9.
LAWRENCE, Kan. - Senior Darina Khisiamova placed eighth on Friday at the College Swimming Coaches Association of America (CSCAA) National Collegiate Open Water Championship.
Competing in the women's 5K (3.1 miles) at Lone Star Lake hosted by the University of Kansas, Khisiamova completed the three-loop course in a time of 1:04:48.4.
She finished just 1:38 behind the winner, Kate Beavon from Purdue, and 50 seconds shy of her time in 2019 when she placed fourth in the event in 1:03:58.1.
To be eligible for the event swimmers had to meet qualifying standards and be collegiate student-athletes eligible to compete for their NCAA, NAIA or NJCAA member institutions for the current school year.
With 70 finishers and a total of 22 schools represented, the 'Dogs were the lone Mountain West representative. Nebraska claimed the top spot as a team with the second, fourth and 11th-place finishers for 17 team points. Rice (31 pts.), Purdue (39), Southern Illinois (57) and Kansas (59) rounded out the top five team scores.
Fresno State will compete as a team for the first time this season hosting the Chick-Fil-A Invitational Oct. 8-9 at the Fresno State Aquatics Center.