Nov. 9, 2013
CHICAGO, Ill. -
The University of Wyoming swimming and diving teams cruised past Illinois-Chicago on Friday evening in Flames Natatorium. The Cowboys (3-0 overall) remained undefeated with a 143-81 win over the Flames. The Cowgirls (1-0 overall) won their first dual of the season racing past UIC, 152-84.
"The kids swam very well and it really showed in our relays," head coach Tom Johnson said. "We did a great job all around and we need to get ready for a competitive meet tomorrow."
The Cowboys won 12 events on the night winning 10 individual events and both the 400 medley relay and 200 freestyle relay. Senior Ethan Griffel continued his early season roll earning wins in the 200 freestyle with a time of 1:39.48 and 100 freestyle at 46.00. Sophomore Ryan Nelson also added two wins for UW taking the crown in the 200 individual medley at 1:54.23 and 500 freestyle at 4:39.30. Sophomore Adam Kalms won the 100 butterfly at 49.50, the ninth fastest time in Cowboy history.
The Cowgirls won 11 events against the Flames winning nine individual crowns and both relay events. Senior Morgan Hartigan highlighted UW's night winning the 200 individual medley with a time of 2:03.32, the fifth fastest time in Cowgirl history. Sophomore Emma Dow won the 500 freestyle by 13 second at 5:03.38. Sophomore Nicole Hlavacek won the 1,000 freestyle at 10:21.60. Senior Claudia Carlson won the 100 freestyle in impressive fashion at 52.59, taking down all competitors by five seconds.
In the diving events, senior Derek Campbell won the 3-meter springboard with a season-best 328.05. He also finished second in the 1-meter event at 288.53. Senior Amanda Fay finished second in both the 1-meter and 3-meter springboard. She recorded 264.00 in the 3-meter and 276.15 in the 1-meter.
"We got off to a slow start, but we recovered and it was good way to get the weekend started," UW diving coach Yahya Radman said.
Wyoming returns to the pool tomorrow afternoon facing UIC and No. 32 Northwestern.