Cowgirl Swimming and Diving Falls to CSU

Jan. 31, 2003


The University of Wyomingwomen's swimming and diving team lost to Colorado StateUniversity, 150-93, Friday night at Moby Pool in FortCollins, Colo.

The Cowgirls managed to win only three events from theMWC's second seeded Rams, who won the other ten events.The Cowgirls did however come away with a victory in the 200freestyle relay. In that event Jody Riskowski, KatieHaywood, Lindsey Springer and Helja Vanhala swam a time of1:37.26.

Senior captains Jody Riskowski and Allison Schmid won theother two events for the Cowgirls. Riskowski was victoriousin the 50 freestyle with a time of 24.40m and Schmid won the200 IM in 2:11.61.

"I am very pleased with the way our senior's swam,"said UW head coach Tom Johnson. "Jody (Riskowski) swamvery well and Allison (Schmid) looked really tough aswell."

The Cowgirls came away with six second place finishes onthe day. Scoring these second place points were HeljaVanhala in the 200 freestyle (1:56.79), Ashley Mallett inthe 100 butterfly (59.59), Riskowski in the 100 backstroke(59.19), Schmid in the 500 freestyle (5:12.20), Missy Lewisin the 100 breaststroke (1:07.63) and the 200 medley relayteam of Haywood, Mallett, Lewis and Springer (1:50.28).

The Cowgirls were single handedly defeated on the divingboards by CSU's Lori Vigil. Vigil won both the one andthree meter events. Placing second for the Cowgirls wereShea Boyle and Ashlie Niederer. Boyle scored 233.77 pointson the 1 meter board and Niederer scored 246.82 points onthe 3 meter board.

"Our girls raced really hard, we just didn't winenough events to win the meet. We need to keep working hardand getting ready for conference," replied Johnson."Overall, the kids did really well and I am proud of theway they swam."

The University of Wyoming swimming and diving teams willbe back in action tomorrow Feb. 1, as they travel to the AirForce Academy. The men's and women's swimming teamswill compete in a dual with the Falcons, which is slated tobegin at noon. The divers will compete in the Air ForceDiving Invite, which will last all day.