Colorado State Sinks Cowgirl Swimmers at Home

Feb. 1, 2002

LARAMIE, Wyo. -

With only three first place finishes on the evening, the Cowgirl swimmers fell to Colorado State in Corbett Pool on Friday, 156-106.

Jennifer Schurz (senior) put forth a valiant effort on the senior recognition night, as she finished in first in the 100-butterfly for her individual best time of the year (58.95). She also finished second in the 200-individual medley (2:15.55).

"Being senior night I know she (Schurz) stepped it up a notch and beat a girl that I don't think she has ever beat before, Lyndsey Carlaw from CSU," said UW head coach Tom Johnson.

Also finishing with a victory were Allison Schmid (junior), who dominated the 200-freestyle (1:56.81) and Ashley Mallett (sophomore), who won the 200-butterfly (2:10.80). Mallett's finish proved to be her individual season best time.

Jody Riskowski (junior) completed the competition with two second place finishes, including the 100-backstroke (1:00.35) and the 50-freestyle (25.10).

Other Cowgirls finishing in second for the dual were Kristin Lewis (1000-freestyle), Missy Lewis (100-breaststroke), Katie Haywood (100-freestyle), Janelyn Lilly (200-backstroke) and Helja Vanhalla (500-freestyle).

"I feel bad for the girls tonight," said Johnson. "They should have won the meet, they could have won the meet."

The Cowgirls join the men on Saturday as they take on Metro State University in Denver, Colo. The competition will get underway at noon. The divers will finish their second day of competition on Saturday at the Air Force Academy Invitational.