Cowboy Swimmers Show Balanced Attack at Denver

Oct. 30, 2014

LARAMIE, Wyo. -

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Six different University of Wyoming Cowboy swimmers won events against No. 24 Denver University on Thursday evening in El Pomar Natatorium in Denver, Colo. The dual, which was not scored saw the Cowboys, who received votes in this week's CSCAA Top-25 Coaches Poll win nine events overall.

"I thought it was nice to put guys in events that they needed to swim versus putting guys in to win a dual meet," UW head coach Tom Johnson said. "In the end I thought we swam very hard and very well."

Junior Kevin Waller earned the Pokes first win taking the 200 freestyle at 1:42.60. Senior Ryan O'Leary finished second with a mark of 1:43.40. O'Leary later added a win in the 100 freestyle with a time of 46.68. In the 50 freestyle junior Bryce Carter earned the crown at 20.92. Senior Adam Kalms followed with a time of 21.07. Kalms added individual event wins in the 200 backstroke at 1:51.43 and the 50 backstroke at 23.34.

Other winners for Wyoming included Ryan Nelson in the 400 individual medley with a mark of 4:01.70. Freshman Ryan Ball finished second at 4:05.78. Junior Kyle Scalise picked up a win in the 200 breaststroke clocking in at 2:06.71 and the 50 breaststroke at 25.88. The 400 freestyle relay team of freshman Kyle White, Waller, O'Leary and Carter won the only relay event with a time of 3:04.22.

"We did some different things and put some kids in some different events." Johnson said. "We swam very well in the relay and put up a good time without having Kalms in the event."

In the diving events, Wyoming freshman Ryan Russi finished second on the 1-meter springboard at 275.63. Fellow freshman Austin Rettinghouse finished second at 259.63. On the 3-meter springboard, sophomore Jacob Rehmeier finished second with a tally of 275.40. Russi finished second at 270.83.

"I was pretty impressed by our kids tonight and they really looked a lot like how we practice," UW diving coach Chelsea Popplewell said. "The consistency is really coming along and we are definitely going right direction."

The Cowgirls return to Corbett Pool next Thursday at 5 p.m. MT against New Mexico State.