Cowgirl Swimming and Diving Left in Northern Arizona's Wake

Feb. 2, 2001

LARAMIE, Wyo. -

Hoping to build momentum for theupcoming Mountain West Conference Championships, the Wyoming Cowgirlswimming and diving team stumbled in its final dual meet of the season.UW fell to Northern Arizona at Corbett Pool 121-103 Friday night inLaramie.

The Cowgirls were only able to win four events against the Lumberjacks,which included two individual events and both relays. Sophomore JodyRiskowski won the 50 freestyle with a time of 24.90 while sophomoreAngie Sax took the 200 butterfly with a time of 2:09.00.

"I'm immensely disappointed with the way we swam tonight," said UW headcoach Tom Johnson. "They just have to get hungry. I told them lastweek that they had to get hungry and they are just not doing that. Wereally need to dig deep and prepare ourselves mentally for theconference meet which is less than two weeks away. We got beat by ateam tonight who we really should've beat with no problem, but give themcredit for travelling all day and coming into our place and handing itto us." Johnson said.

Wyoming picked up second-place finishes in the 200 free from sophomoreAllison Schmid, the 100 free from Riskowski, the 200 back from freshmanLauren Bush and the 200 breast from freshman Crystal Mecham.

The loss dropped the Cowgirls' overall season record to 8-3, 3-2 in theMountain West Conference. Wyoming will now concentrate on the MWCChampionships which begins Feb. 14.