Cowgirl Swimming and Diving Knocks off San Diego State

Nov. 23, 2002

LARAMIE, Wyo. -

The University of Wyoming women's swimming and diving team beat San Diego State University by a score of 170-128 at Corbett Pool on Saturday. The Cowgirls won 11 of 16 events to win the dual.

The Cowgirls started the dual off by winning the 400 medley relay. The team of Jody Riskowski, Allison Schmid, Ashley Mallett and Katie Haywood swam a time of 4:03.25 which was good for the win. San Diego State's Megan Storey came away with a victory in the 1000 freestyle, where she swam a time of 10:58.46. Helja Vanhala picked up the first individual win for the Cowgirls in the 200 freestyle when she swam a 1:58.08. The Aztecs won the next three events in the dual. Aletta Haff won the 100 backstroke (1:01.13), Jill Karacozoff won the 100 breaststroke (1:09.13) and Erin Kilpatrick won the 200 butterfly (2:11.96). Cowgirl Jody Riskowski won the next two events, the 50 and 100 freestyles, with times of 24.46 and 53.28. Janelyn Lilly and Allison Schmid secured two more Cowgirl victories in the 200 backstroke and the 200 breaststroke. Lilly swam a 2:12.37 in the backstroke and Schmid swam a 2:27.12 in the breast. The next two events were won by the Aztecs. Melissa Webb won the 500 freestyle (5:18.31) and Emily Schmid won the 100 butterfly (59.05). In the final individual event Allison Schmid came away with her second win of the day. She won the 400 IM in a time of 4:45.11. The Cowgirl 200 freestyle relay team of Jody Riskowski, Katie Haywood, Lindsay Springer and Helja Vanhala closed the meet out with a win (1:39.16).

Cowgirl diver Ashlie Niederer continued her success from last week when she was named MWC diver of the week. She won both boards of diving on the day, the 3-meter and the 1-meter.

"We did what we had to do to win the meet and that is the bottom line," said UW head coach Tom Johnson. "Every week we are swimming better and better. Janelyn (Lilly) had an awesome 100 backstroke, Jody (Riskowski) swam a very good time in the 50 free and also swam very well in the 100 free, Allison (Schmid) had another big day by winning the 200 breast and the 400 IM."

The Cowgirls will return to action, after the Thanksgiving Holiday, when they join the men and travel to South Bend, Indiana for the Notre Dame Invite. The meet will run from Thursday, December 5th through Saturday, December 7th.