Cowgirl Swimming and Diving Falls to Kansas at Home

Dec. 8, 2001


After swimming on the road for over a month, the Cowgirl swimmers and diversreturned to Corbett Pool on Saturday to take on the University of Kansas. The homecoming did not turn out to be aswelcoming as hoped, however. The Jayhawks team with great depth and speed defeated thetired Cowgirls, 150.5 to 69.5.

Diver Lauren Colaric (junior) competed well as she finished in first place in the 1-meter diving competition with258.83 points. She also ended in third for the 3-meter competition (238.35).

Junior Jody Riskowski finished in second place in two events, including the 50-freestyle(24.97) and the100-backstroke (1:01.20). Allison Schmid (junior) also ended with a second place finish forthe day in the200-freestyle with a time of 1:58.15.

"Today was a hard day, our girls had a tough day and Kansas was ready for us," said UW head coach Tom Johnson."They swam very well at 7,200 feet."

Anne Haywood (junior) finished third in the 100-butterfly (1:01.25) and her sisterKatie Haywood (sophomore) endedthird in the 100-freestyle (54.69).

"We need to focus on staying positive, focus on the end like we have always talked about," said Johnson. "Hopefullythey learned from this experience, want to get better and they will get better."

Both the Cowboy and Cowgirl swimmers and divers go to Irvine, Calif. next for their Christmas Training, Dec. 28 -Jan. 8. During this time they will compete in the UCI Invite, UCI Distance Invite and UCI Relays, Jan. 5-6.