Swimming and Diving Wraps Up Busy Opening Weekend

Oct. 11, 2014

LARAMIE, Wyo. -

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The University of Wyoming swimming and diving teams wrapped up a busy opening weekend on Saturday at the Denver University Relays and Wyoming Diving Invite. UW won the Wyoming Diving Invite for the second-consecutive season. The Cowboys finished second with 234 points at the DU Relays with the Cowgirls finishing in third place with a tally of 174 points. Denver, New Mexico and Colorado School of Mines competed against UW in this year's event.

"I was happy with the weekend overall and I thought we swam very well," Wyoming head coach Tom Johnson said. "We have some things we have to get better at before we face Colorado State and Air Force."

The Cowboys won three events on the afternoon in El Pomar Natatorium. The Pokes won the 3x100 breaststroke with an impressive time of 2:54.73. The Pokes won the 4x25 freestyle at 37.46. Wyoming's final event win came in the 100 medley relay with a time of 41.13.

The Cowgirls won four relay events at DU. UW's first win came in the 4 x 25 freestyle relay with a time of 43.10. Wyoming won the 4x100 yard individual medley relay at 3:57.11. In the 500 crescendo relay, UW won the event at 4:34.89. Wyoming's final win came in the 100 medley relay with a time of 47.91.

At the Wyoming Diving Invite the Cowboys and Cowgirls defended their titles. Junior Kari Campbell was named Diver of the Meet after she won the synchronized event and the 3-meter springboard. She won the 3-meter event with a score of 243.85. Sophomore Keely Bishop finished fourth in the 3-meter event on Saturday with a tally of 210.40. Sophomore Jacob Rehmeier was named the Men's Diver of the Meet after winning both the 1-meter and 3-meter springboards. He won the 1-meter event on Saturday with a score of 224.15.

"The kids did a great job today and I could not be happier with the effort and I'm very happy where we are," UW diving coach Yahya Radman said.

The Cowgirls return to action on Oct. 25 at 5:30 p.m., facing off with Border War rival Colorado State in Fort Collins, Colo.