Jan. 2, 2011
INDIANAPOLIS, In. - The University of Wyoming Diving team completed their final day of training at the US National Diving Training Center on Sunday in Indianapolis, In., with a dual against Penn State.
"It was great to go against my alma matter today," Wyoming Diving coach Pat Bukowski said. "Coach Craig Brown of PSU has been such a great mentor to me and was the reason I got into coaching."
Today's diving saw two Cowboys break school records on both the 1-and 3-meter springboards. On the 1-meter board Kyle Bogner broke his teammate Mark Murdock's record of 358.95 with an amazing mark of 403.20. Murdock placed second on the 1-meter with a score of 325.35. Other Cowboys in action were Derek Campbell and Valentin Schwarz, who placed fifth and sixth with scores of 256.95 and 194.70, respectively.
"I knew from day one Kyle was capable of what he did today and this really sets him up for a great second half of the year," Bukowski added.
The men's 3-meter springboard also saw a school record fall as Mark Murdock broke a 25-year old record. Murdock broke the school record of 374.10 set by Andy Welsh in 1985 by three points with a score of 377.10. Bogner placed second on the 3-meter with a score of 343.05. Campbell placed fourth for the Pokes with a score of 274.70 and Schwarz placed sixth with a mark of 228.70.
"Mark has been so close to breaking the record on the 3-meter and now he finally did it," Bukowski added.
In today's women's diving the Cowgirls not only dove against Penn State, but also the University of Arkansas, and Cowgirl Allie Smith put together two great performances. On the 3-meter board Smith placed first with a mark of 322.73. Cowgirls Carolyn Wallace and Jade Lubeck placed fourth and fifth on the with scores of 219.98 and 214.80, respectively. Amanda Fay placed seventh with a score of 205.20 and Sasha Andrie placed ninth with a score of 178.95
On the 1-meter Smith placed second with a score of 281.60, 10 points behind Liana Bugslag of Arkansas who scored a 291.75. Also on the 1-meter UW's Wallace placed eighth with a mark of 217.75. Cowgirls Lubeck, Andrie and Fay place 10th, 11th and 12th with scores of 205.35, 188.60 and 182.85, respectively.
"Allie put together another top-10 performance today and we still have a lot left in that list for her," added Bukowski. "She was a few little things away today from beating some great SEC divers on 1-meter."
Wyoming Swimming and Diving will return to action on Saturday, Jan. 15 when they host the UNLV Rebels in Corbett Pool beginning at 12 p.m.
For complete results from Sunday's diving see link below.https://secure.meetcontrol.com/divemeets/system/meetresultsext.php?meetnum=1226