Colorado State Proves To Be Too Much For the Young Cowgirls

Jan. 26, 2001

LARAMIE, Wyo. -

Colorado State avenged its firstever dual loss to the University of Wyoming women's swimming and divingteam last season with a convincing 184-116 win Friday evening at MobyPool in Fort Collins, Colo.

The Cowgirls only managed three victories during the 16 events contestagainst the Rams. The loss dropped the Cowgirls' season record to 7-2,3-2 in the Mountain West Conference.

Despite the setback, Wyoming had a few outstanding performances againstCSU. The Cowgirls had back-to-back one-two-three finishes in the 100breast and 200 butterfly in their attempt to beat the Rams. FreshmanCrystal Mecham took first in the 100 breast in a time of 1:08.77 andsophomore Angie Sax won the 200 fly in a time of 2:08.11. Mecham alsoplaced second in the 200 breast and Sax placed second in the 100butterfly.

Sophomore Allison Schmid was the only other Cowgirl to win an event,placing first in the 200 breast in a time of 2:25.63.

Sophomore Mabry Fiddler swam strong despite being ill, placing secondin the 1000 free, 100 breast and 500 free. Sophomore Jody Riskowskiplaced second in the 100 back and third in the 50 free, sophomoreDarcrea Corey took second in the 200 butterfly and sophomore diverLauren Colaric placed second on the 1-meter springboard.

"As great as last years win was against CSU this loss today is prettybitter," said UW head coach Tom Johnson. "Hopefully we can learnsomething from it and move on and get ready for the conference meet in afew weeks. As young as we are the freshman learned tonight that theyhave to step up in a meet like this.

"On a positive note we had a great turnout of Wyoming fans for the meetand I was super appreciative of that. A lot of parents showed up andthe men's team came down to cheer the women on. Our cheering sectiondominated and outnumbered the CSU section and I was very happy to seethat." Johnson said.

The Cowgirls will have no time to rest as they jump back in the waterSaturday at 1:00pm when they host the Colorado School of Mines atCorbett Pool. The men's team will also be competing in their final homemeet of the season. The Cowgirls final home meet at Corbett will beFeb. 2 when they host Northern Arizona.