College Station, Texas – Cowgirl swimming and diving sit in fourth place after the second day of action at the Mountain West Championships at the Texas A&M Natatorium in College Station, Texas.
Wyoming is now in fourth at the midpoint of the MW Championships with 400 points. Boise State leads the field with 605.5 points, followed by Nevada with 490 points. San Diego State sits in third with 437 points. New Mexico is fifth with 270 points and Colorado State is in sixth with 253 points. San Jose State (216 pts.), Fresno State (189.5 pts.), UNLV (173 pts.) and Air Force (172 pts.) round out the rankings.
The Cowgirls placed third in the 200 freestyle relay to kick off the night. The team of sophomore Isobel Ryan, senior Danielle Badger, sophomore Samantha Burke and senior Rachel McKivigan clocked a time of 1:31.05, the third-fastest in school history. Junior Kelly Sheldon placed fifth in the 500 freestyle with a time of 4:47.53. Her preliminary time of 4:47.26 broke the Wyoming school record.
Freshman Karla Contreras continued her successful championship performance with a third-place finish on the 3-meter board. Her score of 352.40 set a new career-best mark, and was also a season-high for a Cowgirl diver and the second-best score in school history. Junior Alanna Dassoff put forward the best performance for the Cowgirls in the 200 individual medley, recording a time of 2:03.05 in the consolation final. It was her season best and the eighth-fastest in school history.
Wyoming picked up points in the 50 freestyle with Badger and Ryan both placing in the top-eight. Badger earned sixth with a time of 22.92, while Ryan placed eighth with a time of 23.04.
The Cowgirls will return to action tomorrow morning with the preliminary session at 11 a.m. MT followed by the finals of six events beginning in the 6:30 p.m. session.