March 22, 2014
MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. -
University of Wyoming senior swimmer Morgan Hartigan wrapped up the NCAA Championships with the 100 freestyle in the University of Minnesota Aquatics Center Pool on Saturday morning in Minneapolis, Minn. It was the final race of Hartigan’s record breaking career with the Cowgirls.
“It has been a really fast week and we have Olympians swimming in B-finals to show how tough it has been,” Wyoming head coach Tom Johnson said. “Morgan (Hartigan) had a solid week and I’m’ proud of her effort and her career, she is a just a really great kid and we will miss her dearly next season.”
The Cheyenne, Wyo., native finished 48th in 65-swimmer 100 freestyle field with a time of 49.62. Her mark in the race was the third-fastest time in school history, as she owns two of the top-three times in the Cowgirl record book. Hartigan was also the second-highest finisher to come out of the Mountain West in the event.
“It was a really fast field that Morgan (Hartigan) competed in that event and overall records are falling here and it shows how fast of a sport this has become,” Johnson stated.
Hartigan wraps up her career with the Cowgirls with two school records and seven top-10 times in the Cowgirl record book, as she earned All-Mountain West honors in all four seasons. She was also part of three school records in relay events. Hartigan became the ninth Cowgirl swimmer to compete in the NCAA Championships with her appearance this season.