UW Swimmers At The Notre Dame Classic

Dec. 4, 1999

LARAMIE, Wyo. -

Notre Dame Classic (Women, split squad):

The Cowgirl swimming and diving team placed sixth out of ten teams atthe Notre Dame Classic in South Bend, Ind., this past weekend. UWfinished the three day meet with 687.5 points. Host Notre Dame won themeet with 1,292.5 points.

Senior Jen Rice led all Cowgirl swimmers with a second-place finish inthe 1650 freestyle (17:10.95). Senior Jessica Schiffl also swam well inthe 1650, placing fourth (17:22.53).

The Cowgirls also received solid efforts from senior Jen Weidert, fifthin the 400 IM (4:38.63), freshman Darcrea Corey, sixth in the 200backstroke (2:08.97), freshman Allison Schmid, seventh in the 200 IM(2:12.96) and sophomore Jennifer Schurz, seventh in the 100 butterfly(58.97).

UW divers also competed well with junior Wendy O?Connell placing eighthin the three-meter (389.90) and 13th in the one-meter. Senior DominyAlderman placed 12th in the one-meter (287.90) and 15th in thethree-meter.

Notre Dame Classic (Men, split squad):

Wyoming's OscarDelgado placed first in the three-meter springboard with a score of520.00 to lead all Cowboy swimmers and divers at the Notre Dame Classic.

The sophomore diver also placed sixth in the one-meter (414.60).Delgado had the second best performance in the preliminaries beforeattempting four dives of 3.0 difficulty in the finals.

As a team the Pokes placed seventh out of nine teams with 659 points.Notre Dame ran away with the meet, finishing with 1,454 points.

Freshman Jake Weidert was the top performer for the Poke swimmers,taking second in the 200 butterfly (2:11.81). Freshman Damian Storzalso placed strong with third-place in the 400 IM (4:05.89).

Junior Buddy Boysen performed well in the 100 butterfly, placing fifth(50.40). Senior Al Jarrell also finished well, placing sixth in the 200IM (1:56.76).

"I'm not real happy with both team's placings," said head swimming and diving coach Tom Johnson. "I think on an evenplaying field we could beat all these teams, maybe with the exception ofNotre Dame's women.

"We only took 11 athletes on both teams and we just got hurt onnumbers. Normally at most meets they only score the top 16 and theyscored the top 24 here which hurt us.

"I was real happy however with the effort the kids gave. It was a verycompetitive and grueling meet."