January 9, 1999
LARAMIE, Wyo. -
The Cowgirl and Cowboy swim teams began their spring season on January 8th competing against the Runnin' Rebels of the University of Nevada-Las Vegas, in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Both the Cowboys and Cowgirls competed strongly against UNLV, but the Rebels outswam Wyoming to win the team titles in both the women's and men's competition. UNLV defeated UW 177-115 in women's competition, and defeated the Cowboys 190-103. UNLV walked away with the wins by overpowering Wyoming in almost every individual event. In the team relays, the Cowgirls placed their teams third and fifth in the 400 Relay Medley, while the Cowboys also placed thier teams third and fifth in the same event. In the 400 Free Relay both the men's and women's first squad placed second while the other squad for the women placed sixth and the men's squad placed fifth.
Leading the Cowgirls were Jessica Schiffl, Jennifer Rice, and Jen Weidert. The women placed in events that are a strong point for the team, with Jessica Schiffl placing second in the 1000 Free (10:43.37) and Jennifer Rice placing second in the 200 Free (1:55.26) and the 200 Back (2:12.78). Senior Emily Hollon finished in a top position for the women in the 100 Free placing second with a time of 54.10, while Elizabeth Nowak finished second in the 200 Breast with a time of 2:31.35 for the Cowgirls. Jen Weidert finished the competition for the women placing second in the 400 IM (4:43.46), the 100 Fly (1:02.02) and taking third in the 200 Breast with a time of 2:31.35.
Other top 10 finishers for the women were Theresa Nakao in the 100 Breast (1:09.39), Carrie Behrens, Kathryn Piper, Bethany Larsen, Natalie Koop, Ashley West, Jennifer Schurz and Stephanie Fuller.
Seniors Mickey Aberle and Mike Hembree lead the men's team as Aberle finished a strong second in the 100 Breast (59.79) and Hembree finishing second in the 1000 Free with a time of 10:11.27, and the 500 Free with a time of 4:55.61.
Junior Collin Wallace won the 50 Free event with a time of 21.97. Top finishers for the Cowboys were freshmen Ryan Typolt, Jamie Snider and Guy Fulfer. Robert Boysen also finished well for the team as he placed second in the 100 Fly (50.70) and fourth in the 200 Fly (1:57.98). Al Jarrell was the top finisher for the Cowboys in the 400 IM as he placed fifth in the event with a time of 4:30.40. Other finishers for the men were Jacob Rehard, John Stone, Nathan Jensen and DJ Flatness.
In the diving events both the UW women and men dominated the Rebels as UW won both events of the 1 and 3-meter springboards.
Freshman Tara Walker won the 1-meter event with a score of 228.45 with Laura Tierney following in third and fourth place respectively.
In the women's 3-meter, Laura Tierny won with a score of 210.75 with freshmen Sadie West and Tara Walker in third and fourth place.
For the men, Oscar Delgado dominated the competition winning both the 1 and 3-meter events with scores of 280.20 and 284.25. Zach Mills and Christian Brienza were behind Delgado in third and fourth place in the 1-meter respectively, while Brienza was third and Mills fourth in the 3-meter event.