Storz Sets Another MWC Record

March 2, 2002

LARAMIE, Wyo. -

After the final day of the Mountain West Conference tournament in Oklahoma City, Okla., both the men and women remain in the same position in the standings. The Cowboys wrapped up the competition in fourth place with 424 points and the Cowgirls were eighth with 229 points. Brigham Young swept the tournament for the third straight year.

Just one day after setting the MWC record for the 400-individual medley for the third year, junior Damian Storz set yet another top time. The Woodland, Calif. native is now the MWC leader in the 1650-freestyle with a time of 15:37.26, replacing Utah's Robert Renna's mark of 15:38.98 set in 2000.

Freshman Scott Usher also came away with a first place finish in the final day of competition. His 2:00.71 time in the 200-breaststoke places him second in the MWC records.

Jerram Chudleigh demonstrated his athletic ability, as he finished second in the 200-butterfly (1:47.89) and fourth in the 200-backstroke (1:48.42). These times place him second and fourth in the MWC record books for the two events, respectively.

Three other Cowboys also performed well in the 200-butterfly. Jake Weidert finished sixth (1:49.85), Galen Gough finished seventh (1:50.46) and Jon Christianson finished eleventh (1:53.16), all with individual season best times.

Grant Kritzinger edged out teammates Jon George and Jake Rehard in the 100-freestyle with a time of 45.92, giving him a tenth place finish. George completed the event in twelfth and Rehard in sixteenth.

The Cowboy relay team made up of Guy Fulfer, George, Rehard and Kritzinger finished the 400-freestyle relay in fourth place with their season best time of 3:01.80.

Adam Miller represented Wyoming in the platform diving, finishing sixth with his highest score of the season (387.40).

The 400-freestyle relay team for the Cowgirls set a new record for Wyoming, as Allison Schmid, Katie Haywood, Helja Vanhala and Lindsey Springer finished the event in 3:30.77. The previous record was 3:32.06, set in 1999.

The top individual finisher for the Cowgirls on the final day of competition was Mabry Fiddler. She wrapped up the 200-butterfly in 2:05.30, giving her a fifth place finish.

Janelyn Lilly competed in the 200-backstroke and knocked five seconds off her season best time, to finish in seventh place (2:04.36).

In the 200-butterfly, sophomore Ashley Mallett finished in 2:05.30 to place her ninth in the competition. Both Vanhala and Haywood swam the 100-freestyle finishing in tenth and thirteenth place, respectively. The duo set new individual season top times for the event.

University of Wyoming Results forMountain West Conference Championships - Day 4

Men Women

1. BYU 931.50 1. BYU 601

2. UNLV 750 2. UNLV 575

3. Air Force 618.50 3. CSU 565

4. Wyoming 424 4. Utah 462

5. Utah 297 5. Air Force 444

6. New Mexico 400

7. San Diego State 362

8. Wyoming 229

200-Backstroke 200-Backstroke

4. Jerram Chudleigh 1:48.42 7. Janelyn Lilly 2:04.36

15. Jon McNeely 1:55.87

16. Brad Leopold 1:56.18 100-Freestyle

10. Helja Vanhala 52.65

100-Freestyle 13. Katie Haywood 52.88

10. Grant Kritzinger 45.92

12. Jon George 46.04 200-Breaststroke

16. Jake Rehard 46.57 5. Mabry Fiddler 2:19.72

200-Breaststroke 200-Butterfly

1. Scott Usher 2:00.71 9. Ashley Mallett 2:05.30

200-Butterfly 400-Freestyle Relay

2. Jerram Chudleigh 1:47.89 5. Wyoming 3:30.77**

6. Jake Weidert 1:49.85 (Allison Schmid, Katie Haywood Helja Vanhala, Lindsey Springer)7. Galen Gough 1:50.46

11. Jon Christianson 1:53.16

Platform Diving

6. Adam Miller 387.40

400-Freestyle Relay

4. Wyoming 3:01.80

(Guy Fulfer, Jon George,Jake Rehard, Grant Kritzinger)

1650-Freestyle

1. Damian Storz 15:37.26*

* denotes MWC record** denotes UW record