Dec. 28, 2007
LARAMIE, Wyo. -
The second half of the swimming and diving season began on a high note on Friday as the Wyoming divers swept the top-three spots in both diving events in a meet with Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas.
The meet featured men's three-meter and women's one-meter diving and began a lengthy holiday training session in Texas for the UW divers.
The performance of the day came on the women's side from senior Brittany Wainwright. Wainwright won the one-meter event and qualified for the NCAA Zone "E" Diving Championships with a score of 279.50. Sophomore Stephanie Ortiz placed second with a score of 258.90 and sophomore Emily Huth placed third with a mark of 226.55. Freshman Virginia Marcon returned to the water after missing some time early in the season and placed fifth with as score of 194.55.
For the Cowboys, junior Tyler Miller led the way and won the three-meter event with a score of 271.15. Freshmen Kyle Bogner and Mark Murdock completed the men's sweep with respective second and third place finishes. Bogner dove to a score of 258.10 and Murdock finished with a mark of 230.85.
"I am happy with how things went today," said UW diving coach Ben Herdt. "We had a few days off for Christmas but I was very pleased with how well we performed without a lot of preparation. This trip is a very good training tool for us and we are looking forward to training down here for the next few days."
The divers will continue training in Texas until after the New Year's holiday. They will not return to the water to compete until they join the swimmers and travel to Las Vegas to dual with UNLV and New Mexico on January 18.