Allie Smith and Mark Murdock Win Events on Final Day of Air Force Diving Invite

Jan. 30, 2010

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -

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At the 2010 Air Force Diving Invite, Wyoming junior Allie Smith won the three-meter event while senior Stephanie Ortiz placed second for the Cowgirls. The top performance for the Cowboys came from Mark Murdock who placed first on platform, and second on one-meter.

In the two days of the AFA Invite, the Cowgirls had 11 scores rank in the top-ten on the three boards. Today, Smith led the way on three-meter with her winning score of 282.05. A day after winning the one-meter event, Ortiz placed second on three-meter with a total of 273.25. Senior Emily Huth was sixth with a score of 265.85 and sophomore Tiffany Izatt was 11th with a score of 245.60.

On platform Smith placed the highest for the Cowgirls in third with 195.40. Ortiz and Huth placed fifth and sixth respectively.

Today the Pokes were competing on one-meter and platform. Murdock placed the highest for the Cowboys on both boards. Murdock won the platform event with his final score of 342.45. Murdock also led the way on one-meter with a score of 306.95 and finished in second. Sophomore Valentin Schwarz was right behind Murdock on one-meter and placed third with a 267.30.

Next week the Cowgirl swimming and diving team will be in action against two rivals. On Feb. 4, the Cowgirls will host Colorado State in Corbett Pool at 5 p.m. Then on Saturday, Feb. 6, both the Cowboys and Cowgirls will travel to Colorado Springs, Colo. and take on Air Force at 1 p.m.