Wyoming Swimming and Diving Team Sweeps Conference Foe Utah

Jan. 12, 2001


Wyoming sophomore Damian Storz wonthree events Friday in Salt Lake City, Utah, leading the Cowboy swimmingand diving team to a 138.5-102.5 victory over Mountain West Conferenceopponent Utah. The win improved the Pokes' overall season record to4-1, 1-0 in conference.

Storz took top honors in the 1000 free (9:53.56) the 200 IM (1:55.98)and the 500 free (4:48.54).

Junior Guy Fulfer won two events against the Utes, winning the 200 free(1:45.24) and the 100 free (47.38). Sophomore Jake Weidert earned anindividual victory in the 200 fly with a time of 1:55.79.

Jason Garman picked up two second-place finishes in the 50 free and the100 free. Per Malmberg also had a couple of second-place showings inthe 1000 free and the 500 free.

The Cowgirls just edged Utah, winning their dual meet by a score of122-115, despite only winning five of 13 events. The victory gives thewomen's team a perfect 5-0 season record, 1-0 in the MWC.

Sophomore Mabry Fiddler won both the 1000 free (10:34.00) and the 500free (5:14.01). Fiddler also placed second in the 200 IM.

Sophomore Angie Sax took first in the 200 fly with a time of 2:07.19,finishing nearly three seconds ahead of the second-place finisher.Senior Wendy O'Connell won the three-meter springboard with a score of260.47, and placed second on the one-meter. Wyoming also won the 400medley relay.

Darcrea Corey, Crystal Mecham, Jody Riskowski and Allison Schmid allhad second-place finishes for the Cowgirls.

"I was extremely pleased with our performances today," said Wyominghead coach Tom Johnson. "Everyone was very tired from the six hour bustrip and we have a lot of ill athletes. However, we managed to keep ittogether and we stepped it up and got a couple of wins.

"It was a very grueling, long day today but we'll need to regroup andget ready for BYU tomorrow." Johnson said.

Wyoming's men's and women's teams will dual against BYU on Saturday inProvo, Utah.