Cowboy Swimming And Diving Sweeps Colorado School Of Mines, Colorado And Metro State

Nov. 8, 2003

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Laramie, Wyo. - The University ofWyoming Swimming and Diving team defeated the ColoradoSchool of Mines, Colorado and Metro State Saturday afternoonat Corbett Pool. The Cowboys beat the School of Mines134-70, Colorado 128-59 and Metro State 140-34.

The Cowboys placed a swimmer first in 10 of 13 eventsincluding both the 200 medley relay and the 200 freestylerelay. Brad Leopold, Scott Usher, Gene Birks and GrantKritzinger set the pace for the day capturing a first placefinish in the 200 medley relay. Their time of 1:35.41 wasnearly 10 seconds faster than the second place team. In the200 freestyle relay, Birks, Bryce Perica, Leopold andKritzinger swam a first place time of 1:28.28

The Cowboys were paced by senior captain Galen Gough andfreshman Emre Aydin who each won two events on the day.Gough won the 200 freestyle in 1:48.12 and the 100 butterflyin 52.64 while Aydin won the 1000 freestyle in 10:02.22 andthe 500 freestyle in 4:56.00.

Gene Birks and Scott Usher also came away with eventvictories for the Cowboys. Usher won the 100 breaststrokein a time of 56.24 and Birks won the 200 IM in a time of1:59.56.

Freshman diver John Lynch had a very strong day and earnedteam points for the Cowboys in both the 1 and 3 meter dives. He scored a 227.15 on the 1 meter and a 254.60 in the 3meter.

Six Cowgirls also competed in an exhibition with Coloradoon the day. Kenzie Kotby and Adrianne Gers each won twoevents while Megan Boggs captured one event victory. Kotbywon both the 50 freestyle (26.27) and the 100 backstroke(1:08.15) while Gers won the 1000 freestyle (11:19.29) andthe 500 freestyle (5:30.57). Boggs won the 200 freestyle,finishing in a time of 2:08.28.

Both the men's and women's swimming and diving teamswill return to action next Saturday as they travel to theUniversity of Denver for a dual. Start time is set fornoon.