Swimming and Diving Teams Defeat Colorado School of Mines

Jan. 27, 2001

LARAMIE, Wyo. -

The University of Wyoming swimmingteams combined won 18 of 22 events Saturday afternoon at Corbett Pool ontheir way to convincing victories over the Colorado School of Mines.

The Wyoming men defeated the Orediggers 113-85, while the Cowgirls won108-77. The victories improved the Cowboys season record to 5-3, 1-2 inthe MWC, and the women's record to 8-2, 3-2 in conference.

Seven Poke swimmers won individual events led by sophomore Damian Storzwho won two events. Storz won the 200 IM with a time of 1:57.57 and the500 free with a time of 4:52.25. He also placed second in the 100 fly.

Other UW winners against CSM were junior Guy Fulfer in the 200 free(1:47.62), senior Jason Garman in the 50 free (21.82), junior PerMalmberg in the 1650 free (17:13), senior Buddy Boysen in the 100 fly(50.49), junior Jake Rehard in the 100 free (48.38) and freshman JonMcNeely in the 100 back (56.29).

The Cowgirl swimmers bounced back from a tough loss Friday night atColorado State to win eight events. Sophomore Angie Sax earned a coupleof victories to lead all Cowgirl swimmers in the 200 IM (2:17.85) andthe 100 free (56.05). Other winners for the UW women were sophomoreErin Hennings in the 1650 free (19:15.87), sophomore Mabry Fiddler inthe 200 free (1:59.38), sophomore Allison Schmid in the 50 free (26.11),freshman Katie Haywood in the 100 fly (1:01.26), freshman Lauren Bush inthe 100 back (1:01.19) and senior Elizabeth Nowak in the 100 breast(1:11.85).

The Wyoming divers competed but their scores only counted as anexhibition because the Colorado School of Mines doesn't have a divingteam.

"We needed a fun meet without a lot of pressure, we've had a lot ofthose the last three weeks, so this was a good one for the team," saidUW head coach Tom Johnson. "It was an easy win but their team stepped upand swam hard against us.

"We took it easy on them today, we moved some kids around and had themswim some different events they don't normally swim and it's good forthem because they get sick of the grind of swimming the same eventsevery weekend. We still need to get healthy and hungry and we have ashot of a great conference meet coming up, we just need to stayfocused." Johnson said.

The Cowgirls will host Northern Arizona Feb. 2 at Corbett Pool in theirlast dual meet of the season. The Wyoming men's dual season is now overand they will now concentrate in the Mountain West ConferenceChampionship meet Feb. 14-17.