Wyoming Struggles On Day Two of the MWC Swimming and Diving Championships

Feb. 15, 2001

LARAMIE, Wyo. -

The University of Wyoming men's andwomen's swimming and diving teams slipped in the overall team standingsThursday, after the second day of competition at the 2001 Mountain WestConference Swimming and Diving Championships.

The Cowboys fell to fourth-place with 132 points while the women sliddown to sixth-place with 150 points. The UNLV men overtook BYU forfirst on the men's side while BYU held onto first on the women's side.

Combined, Wyoming managed seven top-ten finishes led by senior diverWendy O'Connell's fifth-place finish on the three-meter springboard.She was followed by sophomore Lauren Colaric who placed seventh.Sophomore Allison Schmid placed eighth in the 500 freestyle, sophomoreAngie Sax placed 10th in the 500 freestyle, sophomore Ted Dibblefinished sixth in the 500 free, sophomore Damian Storz placed seventh inthe 200 IM and senior Al Jarrell finished 10th in the 200 IM.

"We're swimming well, our times are good, but this conference hasgotten very deep and very fast in the last year," UW head coach TomJohnson said. "Hopefully this is a nice wake-up call to our team abouthow fast they need to go if they want to score in this conference now.

"Allison Schmid and Damian Storz swam very well for us today, I'm verypleased with the way Allison has stepped things up and Damian is justcontinuing to do what he has done all season. I was also very pleasedwith our women divers. Wendy and Lauren were huge for us today andearned some big points for the team." Johnson said.

Overall Team Scores After Day Two:Women                Men

1. BYU 358.50 1. UNLV 3062. CSU 255 2. BYU 2903. Utah 183 3. Air Force 1984. UNLV 168.50 4. Wyoming 1325. Air Force 151 5. Utah 886. Wyoming 1507. New Mexico 1148. San Diego State 103

Wyoming Individual Results:

Women

500 Freestyle8. Allison Schmid 5:04.5910. Angie Sax 5:04.07

200 IM15. Jennifer Schurz 2:12.6716. Mabry Fiddler 2:14.96

Three-Meter Springboard5. Wendy O'Connell 420.857. Lauren Colaric 393.80

400 Medley Relay7. J. Riskowski, C. Mecham, 3:54.07A. Sax, L. Bush

Men

500 Freestyle6. Ted Dibble 4:35.1615. Per Malmberg 4:43.7716. Chad Seymour 4:44.82

200 IM7. Damian Storz 1:52.4610. Al Jarrell 1:52.5515. Jake Weidert 1:54.82

50 Freestyle14. Guy Fulfer 21.4415. Jon George 21.7116. Jason Garman 21.78