Wyoming Swimming and Diving Teams Fall to Brigham Young

Jan. 13, 2001


Despite an abundance of strongindividual performances Saturday in Provo, Utah, Wyoming's men's andwomen's swimming and diving teams lost to Mountain West Conferenceopponent Brigham Young.

The Cowboys fell by a score of 138-99, dropping their season record to4-2, 1-1 in the MWC. BYU's women defeated the Cowgirls 141-102. Theloss was the first of the season for the UW women in a dual meet. TheCowgirls' season record now stands at 5-1, 1-1 in conference.

The Cowgirls won five individual events against the Cougars. SophomoreAllison Schmid led the charge for UW with two victories. Schmid won the200 free with a time of 1:56.28 and won the 500 free with a time of5:13.58.

Sophomore Angie Sax took the 100 fly in a time of 57.34, sophomoreMabry Fiddler won the 1000 free with a time of 10:46.64 and freshmanKatie Haywood placed first in the 100 free with a time of 54.55.

In the diving events senior Wendy O'Connell placed second on both theone and three-meter springboards. O'Connell broke the Wyoming all-timeschool record on the three-meter with her score of 287.93.

Damian Storz once again led the Cowboys with a first-place finish inthe 400 IM (4:04.65) and the 500 free (4:40.13). Storz also placedsecond in the 1000 free with a time of 9:44.39.

Other strong performances for the Pokes were by senior Buddy Boysen(second in the 100 fly), junior Guy Fulfer (second in the 100 free),freshman Brad Leopold (second in the 100 back) and senior Al Jarrell(second in the 100 breast).

Junior diver Oscar Delgado placed second on both springboard events.

"We won a lot of events today but things just didn't come through forus the way we had hoped," said Wyoming head coach Tom Johnson."Allison Schmid was the star winning two events, which was just huge forus, she swam very strong.

"I was very pleased with the performances considering how exhausted theteam was. It was just a very hard day for us after swimming againstUtah on Friday evening but that's all part of going on the road. Youjust have to take your lumps and learn from the experience." Johnsonsaid.

Both Wyoming teams will travel to Colorado Springs, Colo., Jan. 20, fora conference dual against the Air Force Academy.