Cowgirl Swimming & Diving Falls To Colorado State

Jan. 30, 2004

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LARAMIE, Wyo. - The University of Wyomingwomen's swimming and diving team lost to Colorado State 140-84,Friday evening at Corbett Pool.

The final score is without 1-meter diving results, which will beadded following tomorrow's competition at the Air Force divingInvite.

The Cowgirls (2-8, 1-5 MWC), won just one event on the day, the 1000freestyle. In that event, Kristin Lewis swam a first place time of10:46.00.

The Cowgirl 200 medley relay team swam its fastest time of theseason, a 1:49.29, en route to a second place finish. In the 100breaststroke, Erin Spadinger and Alex Leziy-Miller turned in theirfastest times of the season with respective times of 1:06.71 and1:07.73. Spadinger's time is the seventh fastest time in schoolhistory.

"I am disappointed with the way the meet ended but I thought ourgirls raced really hard," said UW head coach Tom Johnson. "Outgirls raced as hard as we have all season against a team that willmake a serious run at this year MWC title. I am really impressed withthe 200 medley relay, Kristin Lewis' 1000 free, Heidi Thorson's100 fly and Erin Spadinger and Alex-Leziy-Miller's 100breaststrokes."

The diving team competed against Colorado State at the Air ForceDiving Invite. CSU's Becca Barras placed first with a score of477.55 just ahead of Saara Haapanen's 450.35 second place score.

The men's diving team also competed at the diving invite on the1-meter diving board. Adam Miller led the Cowboys with a second placefinish of 489.30.

The Cowgirls will join their male counterparts tomorrow to host theAir Force Academy in a noon dual at Corbett Pool. Seven Wyomingseniors: Katie Haywood, Janelyn Lilly, Ashley Mallett, Guy Ferber,Brad Leopold, Jon McNeely and Morgan Wardell will compete in the finaldual meet of their careers at Corbett Pool. Both diving teams willalso close out competition at the Air Force Diving Invite tomorrow.