Wyoming Swimmers Compete in Cowpoke Pentathlon

Oct. 11, 2002


The University of Wyoming swimming teamcompeted in the Cowpoke Pentathlon to close out their exhibition season onFriday, at Corbett Pool. The meet was won by junior Galen Gough on themen's side and senior Allison Schmid on the women's side.

The Cowboys and Cowgirls competed in the freestyle, breaststroke,individual medley, backstroke and butterfly, all of distances of 100 yards.The times for each event were totaled to decide the winners of the meet.

For the men, junior Galen Gough won the meet with a combined time of4:42.57 to edge out sophomore Jerram Chudleigh, who had a time of 4:43.75.The top five was rounded out by senior Jake Weidert, 4:46.26, senior DamianStorz, 4:48.80 and sophomore Scott Usher, 4:49.40.

Head coach Tom Johnson said "It was great racing between Galen (Gough),Jerram (Chudleigh), Jake (Weidert) and Damian (Storz). We knew these guyswould swim well and they really looked good."

The women's pentathlon was won by senior Allison Schmid who recorded a timeof 5:23.50. Junior Ashley Mallett placed second with a time of 5:26.25 andwas followed by junior Janelyn Lilly, 5:32.00, freshman Alex Leziy- Miller,5:32.96, and freshman Jessica Jennings rounded out the top five with a timeof 5:40.39.

"Overall I was pleasantly surprised with the way we looked. However, wehave to keep working hard and getting better so that we are in position tocontend for the conference titles at the end of the season," said Johnson.

The Cowboys and Cowgirls return to action Thursday when they open theirregular season. The Cowboys will host Metro State University and theCowgirls will waste little time in beginning their conference schedule byhosting the University of New Mexico. Both duals will be held at CorbettPool and are scheduled to start at 4:00 pm. Both teams will also be inaction at the Colorado State University Early Bird Invite on Friday the 18thand Saturday the 19th in Fort Collins.