Wyoming Swimming and Diving Cruises During Opening Night in Gillette

Oct. 24, 2008


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After the first of two days at the Campbell County School Aquatics Center, both the Wyoming Cowboy and Cowgirl Swimming and Diving teams have established a commanding lead in the first ever UW meet held in Gillette, Wyo. The UW teams are leading a four-way dual meet with South Dakota, South Dakota State and North Dakota.

At the end of 12 men's and women's first day events, the Cowboys and Cowgirls did not lose an event.

In the multi-team dual meet, the scores following the first day are:

Wyoming 183 - North Dakota 41
Wyoming 188 - South Dakota 36
North Dakota 167 - South Dakota 57

Wyoming 176 - North Dakota 41
Wyoming 189 - South Dakota 33
Wyoming 188 - South Dakota State 33
North Dakota 146 - South Dakota 71
North Dakota 137 - South Dakota State 77
South Dakota 92 - South Dakota State 121

"This has been a great experience and everyone in Gillette has been extremely welcoming to our team," said UW head coach Tom Johnson. "As for the meet itself, I am very pleased with our performance today. The freshmen are getting better and the seniors and upper classmen continue to show leadership.

"Aimee Stinson had her best time in the 500 freestyle. Eli Bell swam very well and Brett Henehan is learning fast and did well the distance events."

Winning two individual events for the Cowboys were Brett Henehan (1000 freestyle, 9:54.24 and 500 freestyle, 4:48.20) and Eli Bell (200 freestyle, 1:42.50 and 100 freestyle 46.83). Also winning events for the Cowboys were Tommy Gregory (50 freestyle, 21.68), Brandon Fischer (200 IM, 1:58.10), Tyler Miller (three-meter diving, 306.30), Matt Urich (200 butterfly, 1:56.37), Tyler Kybartas (200 breaststroke, 1:56.00) and Alex Larkin (200 breaststroke, 2:07.20). The Cowboys also won both relays, the 400 medley relay (3:28.28), and the 400 free relay (3:09.78)

Multi-event winners for the Cowgirls were Stephanie Vint (1000 freestyle, 10:44.77 and 200 butterfly, 2:09.42), Aimee Stinson (200 freestyle 1:55.28 and 500 freestyle, 5:03.85) Cassie Stelow (50 freestyle, 24.21 and 100 freestyle, 53.01) and Megan Evans (200 IM, 2:10.47 and 200 breaststroke 2:21.87). Also winning events for the Cowgirls were Allie Smith (three-meter diving, 262.20) and Erin Wagner (200 breaststroke, 2:09.21). In the relays, the Cowgirls won the 400 medley relay (3.57.85) and the 400 freestyle relay (3:35.03).

"We swam very well and had a great team performance," added Johnson. "We hope we can continue that tomorrow."

The meet will conclude tomorrow morning with another 12-event day. Action will begin at 11 a.m. at Campbell County School Aquatics Center.