Cowboy Swimming and Diving Defeats Air Force in Close Meet

Nov. 3, 2001

LARAMIE, Wyo. -

Senior Guy Fulfer finished in first place in the 100 and 200 freestyle events tohelp the University of Wyoming Cowboy swimming and diving team beat conference rival, Air Force Academy onSaturday. Fulfer swam the 100 in 46.81 and the 200 in 1:44.57.

In a competitive meet at Corbett Pool, the Cowboys took seven of the eleven events from the Falcons, with thefinal score of 130.5 to 112.5. Junior Damion Storz was able to finish with the top times in both the 500 and 1000freestyle events (4:52.59 and 10:02.99, respectively).

The meet went down to several close races, including the 200-breaststroke that ended with just a tenths of asecond difference. Freshman Scott Usher beat out Air Force junior, John Dayton with a time of 2:07.71 to 2:07.84.

"Every race counts," said head coach Johnson. "We are getting close to where we want to be - a contender in theconference."

The Cowboys diving team also contributed to the win, with Senior Oscar Delgado taking first place in both the1-meter and 3-meter dives.

"Diving came through for us as usual," said Johnson. "Oscar winning both boards is important and we count on it."

The two teams compete for the "Antler Helmet" each year. Air Force won the competiton last season, but theCowboys have taken it back into their possestion. The helmet has been around for five or six years. It is paintedhalf gold with a Wyoming sticker and half white with and Air Force emblem.

"I want to comend our guys for their heart, their spirit and their swimming tough," said Johnson.

Both the Cowboys and Cowgirls go on the road to Denver to face the University of Denver Pioneers on Nov. 10 fora dual and pentathlon. The dual gets underway at 11:00 a.m. and the pentathlon starts at 2:00 p.m.