Wyoming Swimming and Diving to Host Meet in Northern Wyoming

Oct. 23, 2008

LARAMIE, Wyo. -

For the first time ever, the Wyoming Swimming and Diving team will host a meet away from Corbet Pool this weekend. The Cowboys and Cowgirls will travel to Gillette, Wyo., for dual match-ups with North Dakota, South Dakota and South Dakota State. The meet will be held at the Campbell County High School Pool.

The two day meet will begin on Friday at 5 p.m., and will continue Saturday at 11 a.m.

The meet was set up to allow fans from Northern Wyoming and the Dakotas a chance to see their teams compete without traveling far.

"We are very excited to go to the north part of the state and expose our program there," said UW head coach Tom Johnson. "The community of Gillette and their tremendous hospitality will make it feel like it is a home meet for us. There are swimmers from Wyoming that are going to the Dakota schools and I'm sure they are excited to come home and swim in front of their parents."

Last season, both the Cowboys and Cowgirls scored the most points in UW history in the nine years of the Mountain West Conference Championship meet. Three individual MWC champions return for Wyoming. Senior Matt Urich won both the 100 and 200 butterfly, sophomore Kyle Bogner won the one-meter diving event and senior Aimee Stinson won the 1650 freestyle.