Wyoming Swim Teams Dominate Metro State in Season's Final Dual Meet

Feb. 2, 2002


Competing in its final dual swimmeet of the season, the University of Wyoming easily took care ofDivision II Metro State University in Denver, Colo., on Saturday. TheCowboys swam past the Roadrunners by a score of 109-63, while theCowgirls bounced back from a tough loss to conference rival ColoradoState Friday night to win 79-33.

Of the 18 events which were scored, Wyoming won a combined 16 on way tothe lopsided victories. Five UW athletes won their first evercollegiate events against Metro led by Cowgirl sophomore JenniferKreger, who won both the 50 freestyle (27.71) and the 100 freestyle(59.83). Other Wyoming swimmers who recorded their first ever wins werefreshman Julie Millhouse in the 200 freestyle (2:08.37), junior MissyLewis in the 200 butterfly (2:34.95) and Cowboy freshman Bryce Perica inthe 50 freestyle (22.66).

"We really came out and handled Metro well today, they didn't give usto much trouble," said Wyoming head coach Tom Johnson. "We jostled thelineup and had some people swim in some off events and we exhibitioned alot of the events to keep the score respectable. It was nice to seesome of our youngsters compete as well as they did and get their firstever wins."

Cowboy junior Jake Weidert scored two wins in the 200 freestyle(1:49.62) and the 500 freestyle (5:02.15), junior Jon George won the 200individual medley (2:05.72), freshman Galen Gough took the 200 butterfly(1:56.75), junior Ted Dibble won the 100 freestyle and freshman ScottUsher placed first in the 200 breaststroke (2:08.07) to round out thefirst place finishers for the Cowboys and junior Lindsay Springer pickedup a victory for the Cowgirls in the 200 backstroke (2:21.37). Wyomingalso swept all the relay events.

The Cowboys improved their overall season record to 5-1 (2-1conference) in duals while the women finished the regular season with anoverall record of 5-4 (2-3). Wyoming's regular season is now completeand both teams will next concentrate on preparing for the Mountain WestConference Swimming and Diving Championships, Feb. 27-Mar. 2, inOklahoma City, Okla.