Cowgirl Swimming and Diving Cruises To Victory Over Northern Colorado

Nov. 20, 2000

LARAMIE, Wyo. -

The University of Wyoming Cowgirlswimming and diving team dominated Northern Colorado Monday evening in adual meet at Corbett Pool in Laramie, winning every event on its way toa convincing 202-94 victory.

The Cowgirls, who improved their season dual record to 3-0 overall,swept the top three places in six of 16 events against the Bears. UW'swomen also had five athletes win two events each.

Senior Wendy O'Connell swept the diving events with season best scores,winning the 1-meter with a score of 246.23 and the 3-meter with a scoreof 249.45.

In the swimming events, sophomore Mabry Fiddler won both the 500 free(5:15.17) and 1000 free (10:49.82). Fiddler's times in both events werealso season bests. Freshman Lauren Bush took top honors in the 100 free(55.20) and the 200 free (1:59.25). Sophomore Angie Sax won bothbutterfly events, winning the 100 fly with a season best time of 57.87and the 200 fly with a time of 2:08.48. Freshman Crystal Mecham sweptthe breaststroke events, winning the 100 breast with a season best timeof 1:07.64 and the 200 breast (2:27.42).

Other winners against UNC for Wyoming were sophomore Jody Riskowski inthe 100 back (59.72), sophomore Ryan Springer in the 50 free (25.67),freshman Janelyn Lilly in the 200 back (2:12.63) and junior JenniferSchurz in the 200 IM (2:18.60).

"I wasn't so surprised with the outcome because we saw this team twodays ago in Denver, but a year ago it seemed like we had a much closermeet," said Wyoming head swimming coach Tom Johnson. "However, it'salways great to get a win and gain some confidence."

"We are still pretty beat up with injuries and I hope we can just gethealthy here in the next few weeks before our schedule begins gettingmore challenging towards the second half of our season.

"The newcomers have done very well so far this season. It's a youngteam but the sophomores are starting to develop and have some moreleadership in the team. All the young ladies are starting to reallycome together as a team and I've really been able to see that this pastweek with the DU meet last Friday and again here tonight." said Johnson.

Both the women's and men's teams will take a couple weeks off fromcompetition before they travel to Seattle, Wash., Dec. 1 for the HuskyInvite.