2000-2001 Wyoming Swimming and Diving Informational Press Release

Feb. 19, 2001

LARAMIE, Wyo. -

Final Season Dual Records:
Wyoming Cowboys 5-3, 1-2
Wyoming Cowgirls 8-3, 4-2

MWC Swimming and Diving Championships: For the second consecutive yearboth the Wyoming men's and women's swimming and diving teams placedfourth in the team standings at the Mountain West Conference Swimmingand Diving Championships.

The Cowgirls overtook Utah on the final day of competition to placefourth with 425 points. BYU's women repeated as league champs with 815points. The Cowboys also placed fourth with 530.5 points. The BYU menrepeated as conference champs by narrowly edging UNLV 828.5-817.

Cowboy sophomore Damian Storz picked up the only individual title forUW when he repeated as the conference champion in the 400 individualmedley with a time of 3:55.78.

Wyoming had three second-place performances as well at thechampionships. Senior Buddy Boysen was runner-up in the 100 butterflywith a time of 48.48, Storz placed second in the 1650 free with a timeof 15:42.71 and sophomore Mabry Fiddler finished second in the 200breaststroke with a time of 2:18.46. Fiddler also placed third in the400 IM and Boysen placed fifth in the 200 fly.

Other outstanding performances at the conference championships weregiven by junior diver Oscar Delgado (third on both the one andthree-meter springboards and fourth on the platform), sophomore AllisonSchmid (fourth in the 200 free), sophomore Jody Riskowski (fourth in the100 back), sophomore Darcrea Corey (third in the 200 butterfly),sophomore Angie Sax (fourth in the 200 fly and fifth in the 100 fly),senior Wendy O'Connell (fifth on the three-meter springboard), sophomoreLauren Colaric (fifth on the one-meter springboard) sophomore JakeWeidert (third in both the 400 IM and 200 fly), senior Al Jarrell (fifthin both the 400 IM and 200 breast), sophomore Ted Dibble (fifth in the200 free) and freshman Brad Leopold (fifth in the 100 back).

Six UW School Records Broken at Championships: Six Wyoming schoolrecords were broken at the 2001 MWC Championships. Sophomore MabryFiddler set two new school records in the 400 IM (4:26.83) and the 200breast (2:18.46). Sophomore Allison Schmid set a new record in the 200free (1:52.50), senior Buddy Boysen broke his own school record in the100 butterfly (48.48), freshman Brad Leopold set a new standard in the100 backstroke (50.86) and the women's 800 free relay team of Schmid,Fiddler, freshman Lauren Bush and junior Jennifer Schurz set a newrecord with a time of 7:40.31.

Diving Coach Wins Award: Wyoming diving coach Jason Baumann was honoredas the MWC Men's Diving Coach of the Year at the conclusion of thechampionships. Baumann's efforts for improving the men's diving teamwere evident this season (Baumann's second at UW), with the men havingeight top ten finishes in the three diving events at the championships.

TJ's Take: These are quotes from UW head coach Tom Johnson about theMountain West Conference Championships: "I was very pleased with the teams effort and all the record breakingperformances we had, the team did a tremendous job. The team came outand performed at a very high level throughout the duration of theconference championships. We improved in a lot of areas from lastseason and hopefully that trend will continue on into next season."