Swimming and Diving Teams Compete in First Dual of the Year

November 9, 1998

LARAMIE, Wyo. -

About Air Force: The University of Wyoming Swimming and Diving teams competed this last Friday, November 6, against the Air Force Academy in UW's first dual action of the season at Corbett Pool on the UW campus.

The Cowgirl team had an excellent meet as they won eight of thirteen events and defeated the Falcon women by a score of 141-101. Individual winners for Wyoming included: the 400-Medley relay team of Rice, Nakao, Koop and Larson; Jessica Schiffl in the 500 and 1,000 yard freestyle; Jen Rice in the 200 freestyle; Jen Schurz in the 200 IM; Emily Hollon in the 100 freestyle; Theresa Nakao in the 200 breaststroke; and the 400-freestyle relay team of Hollon, Schiffl, Behrens and Schurz.

The Cowboys lost to the Falcons 147.5-94.5. The men had one champion in Mike Hembree. Hembree won the 500 and 1000-meter freestyle.

Diving: The Cowboy squad was once again led by Oscar Delgado. Delgado won both the one and three-meter diving competitions. Delgado won the one-meter competition with 275.925 points and the three-meter competition with 280.575 points.

For the women, Laura Tierney placed second in the one-meter and three-meter diving competition. Tierney had 226.875 points in the one-meter behind Jodi Gillespie of Air Force with 228.6 points. In the three-meter competition, Tierney had 230.625 points, behind Gillespie with 235.95 points.

Up Next for UW: The Wyoming swimmers will face the TCU Horned Frogs on November 12, in Ft. Collins, Colo. at 4:00 pm. Last season TCU's men's team finished fifth at the WAC Championships while their women's team placed seventh.

TJ Talks: The following are quotes from Head Coach TJ Johnson about the Air Force meet:

"The women swam extremely well. I am very pleased with the women. Jennifer Schurz and Jennifer Rice had lifetime bests in their events and Jessica Schiffl continues to run away with her events. We were stronger in the sprints, in the distance events and went 1-2-3 in the breaststroke, and that made a huge difference.

"I am disappointed with the men's results. They have to learn to be more competitive and aggressive. They need to learn to get in and gut out some races, even though they are tired and sore; because these other teams are tired and sore also."