Wyoming Swimming and Diving Beats Denver University

Nov. 15, 2002


The University of Wyoming men's and women's swimming and diving teams had an exceptional day beating Denver University, at Corbett Pool. The men out scored Denver 148-86 and the women won 157-85.

The men won 10 of 11 events on the day, including both the 200 medley relay and the 200 freestyle relay. Jake Weidert had an outstanding day, winning both the 1000 and 500 freestyles in times of 10:07.54 and 5:00.18 respectively. Jerram Chudleigh was a two event winner as well. He was victorious in the 50 freestyle with a time of 21.67 and the 100 freestyle in a time of 46.96. Damian Storz continued to swim well and won the 200 freestyle in a time of 1:46.05. Galen Gough, last week's MWC Swimmer of the Week, won the 100 butterfly in a time of 53.42. Ethan Maclean came away with a victory in the 100 backstroke where he swam a 53.02.

"It was a very solid team effort down the line from our men," replied UW head coach Tom Johnson. "I was very pleased with the way Jerram (Chudleigh), Damian (Storz)and Ethan (Maclean) swam today."

The race of the day, however, came in the 100 breaststroke where sophomore Scott Usher set a new Corbett Pool record. He swam a 57.45 which is .17 seconds better than the old mark. The record has stood since 1984 when Henry Arakaki of Hawaii set the mark in a conference tournament held in Corbett Pool.

"I am very pleased with Scott's new pool record, that's a very, very fast time," replied Johnson. "I got to swim in the meet where that record was set, and I am very proud of Scott for breaking it."

The Cowgirls had an excellent day as well, winning nine of 11 events. They won both relays, the 200 medley and the 200 freestyle. Kristin Lewis came away with the first Cowgirl victory when she swam a 11:11.61 in the 1000 freestyle. Jody Riskowski was a two event winner on the day. She came away with the title in the 50 freestyle with a time of 24.50 and the 100 freestyle in 53.51. Anne Haywood had an excellent day and came away with her first win of the season. The win came in the 100 butterfly where she swam a time of 1:00.75. Janelyn Lilly swam very well and came away victorious in the 100 backstroke with a time of 1:01.47. Adrianne Gers won her first collegiate event when she won the 500 freestyle with a time of 5:25.41. Allison Schmid continued to swim well and was victorious in the 100 breaststroke where she recorded a time of 1:08.49.

"On the women's side we swam some people in some different events which was fun," replied Johnson. "I'm very pleased with the relay performances as well as the overall team performance. Allison (Schmid), Anne (Haywood), Janelyn (Lilly) and Jody (Riskowski) all had an exceptional meet."

Both the men and women had an exceptional day on the diving boards as well. The women out scored Denver 28-10 and Adam Miller single handidly out scored Denver 18-14. Ashlie Niederer won both the 3-meter and 1- meter events. She scored a 258.675 on the 1-meter and a 245.25 on the 3-meter. Adam Miller won both boards as well. He scored a 203.55 on the 3-meter and a 264.75 on the 1-meter.

The Cowgirls will return to action next Saturday, November 23, when they host San Diego State in a MWC dual. The men will not return to action until December 5-7 when both teams will compete in the Notre Dame Invite in South Bend, Indiana.