SAN ANTONIO, Texas -
The University of Wyoming Cowgirl swimming and diving team wrapped up the second day of action at the Mountain West Championship Thursday in the Palo Alto College Aquatic Center in San Antonio, Texas. The Cowgirls have a two-day total of 122.50 points to sit in fifth place. Defending Champion Boise State leads the pack at 275 points. San Diego State is second with 268 points followed by Nevada at 216 points and UNLV with 140 points.
"It was a pretty tough day, but our performance tonight was much better," UW head coach Tom Johnson said. "Hopefully we can rally tomorrow and be better."
The Cowgirls opened the day with a fourth-place finish in the 200 freestyle relay recording 30 team points. The team of junior Emily Ridout, sophomore Danielle Badger, sophomore Abby Sullivan and redshirt junior Emily Stucky clocked in with a season-best time of 1:32.03.
Senior Claudia Carlson finished 10th in the 200 individual medley with a time of 2:00.94. Her mark was an NCAA "B" cut time and the second fastest mark in the event in her career. She added seven team points to the Cowgirls' total.
Junior Lauren McClure added two team points for the Cowgirls finishing 15th in the 500 freestyle with a career-best time of 4:57.71. Ridout finished 13th in the 50 freestyle with a time of 23.35. She added 3.5 team points in the event for UW.
Junior diver Kari Campbell recovered from a rough preliminaries to finish ninth on the 3-meter springboard with a mark of 284.40. She tallied nine team points for Wyoming, as her mark was the second-best by a Cowgirl this season.
"Kari did a great job recovering from a rough afternoon and it was encouraging to see her rebound and comeback from that and she has a great list for the platfrom and we should see some more success from her on Saturday," UW diving coach Chelsea Popplewell said.
The Cowgirls return to action Friday afternoon with the 400 individual medley, 100 butterfly, 200 freestyle, 100 breaststroke and the 400 medley relay. The divers will have the day off before competing on the platform on Saturday.
Live results, team scores, event highlights and more information for Friday is available on the MW Women's Swimming & Diving Championship Central page at TheMW.com. In addition, fans can monitor results through the Meet Mobile app on their handheld devices. The Active Network application can be downloaded from the Apple App Store for iPhones and iPads, and from Google Play for Android phones and tablets for nominal fee of 1.99 per month.
The MW Championships features a live webstream of all sessions. The live stream is available on the Mountain West Network. There is no charge for the video streams.