2000-2001 Wyoming Swimming and Diving Informational Press Release

Jan. 29, 2001


Next up for Wyoming: The Cowgirl swim team will host Northern ArizonaFriday, Feb. 2, at Corbett Pool in its final dual meet of the season.The meet will begin at 6:00 pm.

Wyoming's men and women divers will travel to Colorado Springs, Colo.,Feb. 2-3, for the Air Force Diving Invitational. The Cowboy swim teamwill not compete again until the Mountain West Conference ChampionshipsFeb. 14-17.

Dual vs. Colorado School of Mines (Jan. 27): Wyoming's men's andwomen's teams combined to win 18-of-22 events Saturday afternoon atCorbett Pool in Laramie on their way to convincing victories overDivision II Colorado School of Mines.

The UW men defeated the Orediggers 113-85, while the Cowgirls won108-77. Seven Poke swimmers and eight Cowgirl swimmers won events ontheir way to the team victories.

UW sophomore Damian Storz own two events, winning the 200 IM (1:57.57)and the 500 free (4:52.25). Other Cowboy winners were Guy Fulfer (200free), Jason Garman (50 free), Per Malmberg (1650 free), Buddy Boysen(100 fly), Jake Rehard (100 free) and Jon McNeely (100 back).

Sophomore Angie Sax led all Cowgirl swimmers with two victories in the200 IM (2:17.85) and the 100 free (56.05).

The remainder of the winners for the Wyoming women were Erin Hennings(1650 free), Mabry Fiddler (200 free), Allison Schmid (50 free), KatieHaywood (100 fly), Lauren Bush (100 back) and senior Elizabeth Nowak(100 breast).

Women's Dual vs CSU (Jan. 26): Colorado State avenged a loss to theCowgirls last season with a convincing 184-116 win Friday evening atMoby Pool in Fort Collins, Colo.

The Cowgirls only managed three victories during the 16 event contestagainst the Rams. Despite the setback, Wyoming had a some outstandingperformances with the highlight being a back-to-back one-two-threefinish in the 100 breast and 200 butterfly. Freshman Crystal Mechamtook first in the 100 breast in a time of 1:08.77 and sophomore AngieSax won the 200 butterfly with a time of 2:08.11.

Sophomore Allison Schmid was the only other Cowgirl winner against CSU,as she took first in the 200 breast with a time of 2:25.63.

TJ's Take: These are quotes from head coach Tom Johnson about thewomen's dual meet against CSU and the men's and women's dual against theColorado School of Mines.

CSU- "As great as last years win was against CSU this loss today ispretty bitter. Hopefully we can learn something from it and move on andget ready for the conference meet in a few weeks. As young as we arethe freshman learned tonight that they have to step up in a meet likethis."

Colo. School of Mines- "We needed a fun meet without a lot of pressure,we've had a lot of those the last three weeks so this was a good one forthe team. It was an easy win but their team stepped up and swam hardagainst us."