Nov. 7, 2008
LARAMIE, Wyo. -
The Wyoming Cowgirl Swimming and Diving team had their first home meet in Corbett Pool on Friday night and earned their first Mountain West Conference victory of the season over New Mexico 158-83. The Cowgirls advanced to 5-0 overall and 1-0 in the MWC. New Mexico falls to 2-5 and 0-1 in league meets.
"Tonight was a great team effort by everyone. We swam well and the divers were awesome as usual," said UW head coach Tom Johnson. "We dominated in the 200 freestyle and the 100 breaststroke, but I also saw room for improvement."
Other Cowgirls winning events were Stephanie Vint (200 freestyle, 1:55.02), Cassie Stelow (50 freestyle, 23.86), Lesley Young (200 IM, 2:12.55 and 100 breaststroke 1:05.62), Stephanie Ortiz (three-meter 283.28, and one-meter 300.22), Kelsey Conci (100 backstroke, 58.60), Aimee Stinson (500 freestyle, 5:14.01), and the 200 freestyle relay team (1:37.17).
Junior Stephanie Ortiz set a Corbett Pool record and the school record in the one-meter with a six dive total of 300.22.
"It is a great accomplishment for Stephanie to do that in one outing," said UW diving coach Ben Herdt. "She has been training hard all year and throughout the summer. It's great to see her hard work paying off."
The UW swimming and diving team will be back in action tomorrow, Saturday, November 8th. Both the Cowboys and Cowgirls will take on the Colorado School of Mines in Corbett Pool starting at 1 p.m.