Cowboy Swimming Places Second at Notre Dame Invitational

Dec. 7, 2002


The University of Wyoming swimming and diving teams finished competition at the Notre Dame Invitational on Saturday. The men scored 1,227 points and finished in second place behind Notre Dame (1,840.5). The Cowgirls finished in fifth place with 808.5 points. West Virginia won the women's side of the invite with 1,226 points, Iowa (1,162), Denison University (1,125.5) and Bowling Green (979.5) rounded out the top five.

In the first men's event of the day, Cowboy senior Damian Storz placed second in the 1650 freestyle swimming a time of 15:57.23. In the second event, the Cowboys dominated the 200 backstroke. Jerram Chudleigh placed first (1:46.95), Ethan Maclean placed third (1:51.90) and Guy Ferber placed fifth (1:53.87). Grant Kritzinger placed eighth in the 100 freestyle with a time of 46.81. Scott Usher finished the weekend off with a bang by winning the 200 breaststroke in a time of 2:01.04. Chudleigh won his second event of the day when he won the 200 butterfly. He swam a 1:47.84 to edge out teamate Galen Gough, who swam a third place time of 1:51.09. The final men's event of the day was the 400 freestyle relay. In that event Wyoming's "A" relay team of Kritzinger, Chudleigh, Jon George and Bryce Perica placed third with a time of 3:05.69. In the lone diving event of the day Adam Miller placed fifth on the 1 meter board with 230.85 points.

On the women's side of the meet, Kristin Lewis placed sixth in the 1650 freestyle with a time of 17:52.50. In the second event Janelyn Lilly placed third in the 200 backstroke with a time of 2:07.99. Jody Riskowski placed eighth in the 100 freestyle with a time of 53.49. Allison Schmid swam a 1:25.13 in the 200 breaststroke which was good for tenth place. In the 200 butterfly Ashley Mallett placed seventh in a time of 2:10.07. In the final event of the day, the Cowgirl "A" relay team of Riskowski, Katie Haywood, Lindsey Springer and Helja Vanhala placed fourth in the 400 freestyle relay (3:34.74).

The swimming and diving team will now have three weeks off for the Christmas holiday. They will travel to Phoenix, Arizona for their annual Christmas training trip on December 29. While in Phoenix, they will swim a dual against Arizona State and the University of Missouri on Saturday, January 4.