Cowboy and Cowgirl Swimming Open Season at Denver Relays

Oct. 11, 2008

DENVER, Colo. -

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The Wyoming swimming team competed in Denver at the Denver Relays on Saturday. The only two teams that participated were Wyoming and the Denver University Pioneers. Both the men's and the women's finished behind DU in second place.

"We were expecting more teams to be there which was a little disappointing, but I think overall we had a good meet," said UW head coach Tom Johnson. "We have a lot to work on. There were a few times we were ahead in races but fell apart on the end. I saw some good things today though. Some of the little things we talk about in practice we need to get better at."

The Cowgirls kept the score close against DU, only losing by eight points, 139-131. The Cowgirls won three relay events including the 300 breaststroke (3:19.96), the 400 medley 4X100 (4:04.30), and the 400 freestyle (3:39.12). Lesley Young, Megan Evans, and Kaella Hartigan swam the 300 breaststroke. Swimming in the 400 medley 4X100 were Evans, Young, Caroline Wells, and Stephanie Vint, while Amiee Stinson, Vint, Erin Wagner, and Cassie Stelow swam the 400 freestyle.

Last season at the Denver Relays the Cowgirls won the same three relays in a victory over DU and three other schools.

The Cowboys lost to DU 136-129, and had one first place finish. Eli Bell, Matt Urich, Jamie Comrie, and Tommy Gregory won the 100 freestyle. Another Wyoming team finished second in that event: Christian Verbrugghe, James Rigg, Christian Johnson, and Devin Hougardy.

Up next the UW swimming and diving teams will travel to Gillette, Wyo. and take on North Dakota and South Dakota on Oct. 24. The South Dakota State men's team will take on the Cowboys the next day.