Swimming and Diving Returns to Action Hosting Denver

Jan. 15, 2015


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The University of Wyoming swimming and diving teams return to the pool Saturday afternoon hosting Denver University in UW's final home action of the season. The Cowboys and Cowgirls will dual with the Pioneers at 1 p.m. MT, with swimming events taking place at the Laramie Recreation Center and diving events at Corbett Pool.

Wyoming will honor eight Cowgirl seniors and five Cowboy seniors during the dual Saturday. The Cowgirls sport a 6-0 dual record this season as the Cowboys are 2-1. The Cowgirls have won 15-straight home duals dating back to 2010.

Wyoming returns to action after a 41-day break. Wyoming had a successful finish to 2014. Senior Adam Kalms earned Western Athletic Conference Swimmer of the Week honors and junior Molly Coonce was named Mountain West Swimmer of the Week after each had successful swims at the Texas Invite in early December.

The Cowboys currently hold three top times in the WAC this season. Kalms owns the conference's top mark in the 200 freestyle at 1:35.98 and the 200 individual medley at 1:48.95. He ranks 30th in the nation in the 200 freestyle. Junior Ryan Nelson is on top of the WAC best list in the 400 individual medley at 3:49.99.

The Cowgirls hold many top times in the Mountain West this season. Coonce leads the conference and ranks 71st in the nation in the 200 butterfly with a time of 1:59.42. She also ranks second in the conference in the 100 butterfly at 53.33. Junior Emily Ridout ranks second in the MW and 58th in the nation in the 100 breaststroke at 1:01.80.

Wyoming and Denver are no strangers this season as it marks the third time the teams have met in the pool, but the first time in Laramie. Wyoming participated in the Denver Relays in early October and the Cowboys dueled with the Pioneers on Oct. 30.

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