Dec. 31, 2011
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - The Wyoming Cowboy swimming team started a training trip over the winter holidays with a dominating 149-90 dual victory over the Miami (Ohio) Redhawks. The Cowboys won 12 of 13 events in today's dual. Five Cowboys won multiple events including senior Brandon Fischer who won three events.
"For the most part I thought we swam pretty well," Wyoming head coach Tom Johnson said. "We could tell that we haven't raced in a while, but it was good to see what we need to work on the second half of the season."
Cowboy Jayce Calhoon started off the meet with the first of his two victories in the 100 backstroke touching the wall in 52.80 seconds. Calhoon picked up his second win in the 200 backstroke with a time of 1:55.69.
Senior Fischer won three events for UW, sweeping the breaststroke events and also winning the 200 individual medley. Fischer won the 100 breaststroke with a time of 57.24 and the 200 breast with a time of 2:11.93. He also won the 200 IM with a final time of 1:58.60.
Johnson was very pleased with sophomore Jeff Frey's swims today, especially in the 100 butterfly. Frey touched the wall first in the 100 fly with a time of 51.59. Frey also won the 50 free with a time of 21.07.
Cowboy Trevor LeValley also won multiple events for UW. He won the 1000 free with a time of 10:01.24. He also touched the wall first in the 200 fly with a time of 1:56.78.
The fifth Cowboy winning two events was sophomore Ethan Griffel who won the 200 and 500 freestyle. He won the 200 free with a final time of 1:43.33. He also picked up a win for the Pokes in the 500 free with a time of 4:49.63.
Coaching for the Redhawks is former Cowboy swimmer Scott Usher.
"It was really good to see Scott today and I am proud to see him coaching," Johnson added.
Wyoming swimming will now travel to Mesa, Ariz., to complete their training trip before swimming in the Citrus Classic on Jan. 7, 2012.