Collins helps Bulldogs to sixth-place finish |

Collins helps Bulldogs to sixth-place finish

Matt O'Neill

Fresno State University freshman swimmer and South Tahoe alum Kristi Collins helped the Bulldogs to a sixth-place finish at the Western Athletic Conference Swimming and Diving Championships Feb. 22-24 in San Antonio.

The former Viking standout set a personal best for the 100-meter butterfly with a time of 59.68 seconds, good enough for 19th place on Sunda.

Also on the final day of competition, Collins swam to a 23rd-place finish in the 100-meter freestyle with a time of 55.33.

On Friday, Collins was the top Bulldog in the 200-yard individual medley with her 19th-place finish (2:10.33).

Collins personal best was just one of 15 set by Fresno State.

Southern Methodist dominated the event with 628 points, while Hawaii was second with 396, Rice (356) and Nevada (311).

After having a spectacular first day, the Bulldogs struggled in the second day, but were able to rebound to break numnerous records on Saturday.

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