Cowgirls Dominate New Mexico State, 153-84

LARAMIE, Wyo. (Oct. 28, 2016) – Wyoming women’s swimming and diving claimed a dual victory over New Mexico State on Friday evening, winning 12 of the 13 events to defeat the Aggies by a score of 153-84.

The Cowgirls opened the dual by earning victories in the first six events. The 400 medley relay team kicked off the meet, winning by 6.5 seconds with a time of 3:53.90. Freshman Tati Iturbe placed first in the 1000 freestyle (10:50.30), followed by junior Kelly Sheldon in the 200 freestyle (1:55.84), senior Danielle Badger in the 50 free (24.56) and sophomore Samantha Burke in the 200 IM (2:10.24).

“We swam well, there were some events I thought we could be better in, but we did really well in all the 200 events and the 50 freestyle” UW head coach Tom Johnson said. “The last relay was great. This was a difficult 48 hours for the team, but I’m proud of how they performed. Having recruits here, I feel it’s important that they give their best effort and they did tonight.”

Wyoming closed out the meet with wins in the final six events. Sophomore Isobel Ryan led the way with a victory in the 100 freestyle, finishing in 52.90, and then swam the first leg of UW’s 200 free relay which won with a time 1:36.71, beating out the competition by nearly four seconds. Freshman Karla Contreras claimed victory in the one-meter dive (295.58), while senior Keely Bishop won the three-meter (277.88).

Wyoming swimming and diving will host Colorado Mesa on Saturday, Nov. 5, in Green River, Wyo. The dual is set to begin at 1 p.m.