Wyoming Swimming and Diving Sweeps Colorado School of Mines

Nov. 8, 2008


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On the second dual meet of the weekend, the Wyoming Swimming and Diving teams earned another victory as they defeated Colorado School of Mines. The Cowboys tallied a final score of 143-88, and the Cowgirls won by a final of 143-79. The Cowboys improved to 7-0 overall, and the Cowgirls advanced to 6-0 overall and stay at 1-0 in the Mountain West Conference.

"It was a different kind of day because we had athletes swimming in events they aren't used to," said UW head coach Tom Johnson. "The women raced yesterday, but they did very well today and the men came out strong after not racing for a while."

Winning events for the Cowboys were Robbie Hilton (1650 freestyle, 16:49.03 and 500 freestyle, 4:56.79), Matt Urich (200 freestyle, 1:43.76), Eli Bell (50 freestyle, 21:47), Brandon Fischer (400 IM, 4:17.23 and 100 breaststroke, 1:00.23 ), Devin Hougardy (100 butterfly, 52.90), Chrisitan Verbrugghe (100 freestyle, 48.43), Nathan Fuller (100 backstroke, 53.89), 400 medley relay team (3:28.83), and 800 freestyle relay team (7:03.81).

The highlight of the night for the Cowgirls came when Aimee Stinson, Stephanie Vint, Caroline Wells, and Kristen Flachbarth set the Corbett Pool record in the 800 freestyle relay with a time of 7:46.11. The previous record was set in 2005 with a time of 7:52.13. Individual event winners were Aimee Stinson (1650 freestyle, 18:06.09), Krista Jones (200 freestyle, 1:59.66 and 500 freestyle 5:21.71), Amanda Forister (50 freestyle, 25.18), Caroline Wells (400 IM, 4:44.35), Lesley Young (100 butterfly, 55.63), Shelby Bull (100 freestyle, 53.24), Kenzie Hewson (100 backstroke, 1:00.58), Kaella Hartigan (100 breaststroke, 1:07.91), and the 400 medley relay team (4:04.13).

"Marshall Dilworth swam very well today in the 100 backstroke. Another freshman that did great was Amanda Forister. She won her first college event tonight in the 50 freestyle," Johnson said. "The women's 800 freestyle relay team crushed the old pool record and may possibly be in the top 25 in the country with that time."

On the diving boards Wyoming's Emily Huth won both the one-meter and three-meter diving events. Cowboy Mark Murdock also won both the one-meter and three-meter on the men's side.

UW swimming and diving will be back in action next weekend against Mountain West Conference opponent TCU. The meet will begin at high noon on Saturday, November 15 at Corbett Pool.