Cowboys and Cowgirls Both Finish Fourth at the 2001 MWC Swimming and Diving Championships

Feb. 17, 2001

LARAMIE, Wyo. -

On the final day of competitionat the 2001 Mountain West Conference Swimming and Diving Championshipsthe Wyoming Cowgirls edged Utah by five points to claim fourth-place inthe women's team standings. The UW men also placed fourth in theoverall team standings for the second consecutive year.

Wyoming had another outstanding day at the championships as it pickedup two second and two third place finishes. Sophomore Damian Storzconcluded a solid season with a second place finish in the 1650freestyle with a time of 15:42.71. Sophomore Mabry Fiddler finishedsecond in the 200 breast with a school record breaking time of 2:18.46,sophomore Jake Weidert placed third in the 200 butterfly with a time of1:49.71 and sophomore Darcrea Corey placed third in the 200 butterflywith a time of 2:05.05.

"We had another great day today," Wyoming head coach Tom Johnsonsaid. "The team came out and really gave it their all and swam and doveat a very high level not just today but throughout the duration of theconference championships. We improved in a lot of areas from lastseason and hopefully that trend will continue on into next season."

UW diving coach Jason Baumann was honored as the MWC Men's Diving Coachof the Year at the conclusion of the meet. Baumann coached a consistentgroup of men's divers to eight top ten finishes in the three divingevents at the championships.

BYU repeated as men's and women's conference champions for the secondyear in a row.

Final Team Results:

Women Men1. BYU 815 1. BYU 828.52. CSU 536 2. UNLV 8173. UNLV 480.5 3. Air Force 5854. Wyoming 425 4. Wyoming 530.55. Utah 420 5. Utah 3106. San Diego St 357.57. Air Force 3418. New Mexico 239

Wyoming Individual Results FromFinal Day of 2001 MWC Swimming andDiving Championships:

Women

1650 Free10. Jennifer Schurz 17:30.5312. Ashley Mallett 17:42.2617. Erin Hennings 18:17.35

200 Backstroke9. Jody Riskowski 2:04.3616. Janelyn Lilly 2:08.31

200 Breaststroke2. Mabry Fiddler 2:18.46*10. Crystal Mecham 2:21.5914. Allison Schmid 2:25.31

200 Butterfly3. Darcrea Corey 2:05.054. Angie Sax 2:05.1710. Ashley Mallett 2:05.70

Platform Diving7. Lauren Colaric 287.15

400 Free Relay6. Riskowski, Schmid,R. Springer, L. Springer 3:32.90

Men

1650 Free2. Damian Storz 15:42.719. Per Malmberg 16:07.6315. Chad Seymour 16:28.17

200 Backstroke7. Brad Leopold 1:51.4411. Jon McNeely 1:53.7613. Chad Seymour 1:56.10

100 Free7. Guy Fulfer 45.3812. Jake Rehard 46.0113. Jason Garman 46.4516. Jon George 47.03

200 Breaststroke5. Al Jarrell 2:03.908. Jon McNeely 2:08.20

200 Butterfly3. Jake Weidert 1:49.715. Buddy Boysen 1:50.3811. Jon Christanson 1:53.55

Platform Diving4. Oscar Delgado 433.906. Christian Brienza 311.408. Tony Gleason 270.00

400 Free Relay4. Rehard, GarmanDibble, Fulfer 3:03.03

* New Wyoming School Record