Oct. 30, 2000
LARAMIE, Wyo. -
This Week for Wyoming: The Wyoming swimming and diving team will hostMetro State Saturday, Nov. 4.The meet will begin at 12:00 pm at Corbett Pool.
Early Bird Invite (Oct. 20-21): The UW swimming and diving team openedup its 2000-2001 season at the Early Bird Invitational in Fort Collins,Colo.
The men had a strong showing placing second out of eight teams with 811points. Conference rival Air Force won the men's meet with 1,078.5points.
A young Cowgirl team also had a solid outing placing third behind hostColorado State and Fresno State with 745 points.
Combined, the men and women won nine events. Junior Oscar Delgado andsophomore Angie Sax each won two events. Delgado swept both divingevents, winning the one-meter with a score of 448.40 and the three-meterwith a score of 447.50.
Sax took top honors in the 100 butterfly and the 200 butterfly withtimes of 58.48 and 2:08.28 respectively.
Damian Storz, the 2000 Mountain West Conference men's freshman swimmerof the year, won the 400 individual medley in a time of 4:08.16. Storzalso placed second in the 200 fly and the 200 IM. Sophomore JakeWeidert placed first in the the 200 fly (1:53.48) and second in the 400IM.
Weidert and Storz were joined by senior Jason Garman and junior GuyFulfer on UW's winning 800 free relay team.
Rounding out the first-place finishers for the Cowboys was senior BuddyBoysen, who set a new meet record in the 100 fly, winning the event witha time of 50.09.
Other noteable performances by the Cowboys were turned in by Fulfer inthe 100 free (second) and the 200 free (third) and Garman in the 50 free(third).
The Cowgirls had many outstanding performances as well at the meet.Sophomore transfer Mabry Fiddler won the 200 breast with a time of2:25.17. Fiddler also placed second in the 400 IM and fourth in the 200IM.
UW's women took three of the top five spots in the 100 breast withsophomore Missy Lewis placing first in a time of 1:08.55. She wasfollowed by teammate Crystal Mecham, only a freshman, in second. Mechamalso placed third in the 200 breast.
Sophomore Jody Riskowski placed third in the 100 back and sophomoreLauren Colaric finished third on the one-meter springboard.
Cowpoke Pentathlon (Oct. 13): The Wyoming swimming and diving teamscompeted in their annual pentathlon meet. The winner was determined byadding up the times of five different events.
Senior Buddy Boysen won the men's race with a combined time of 4:35.74.
Auburn transfer Mabry Fiddler paced all Cowgirl swimmers, winning thepentathlon with a combined time of 5:14.12. Fiddler just edged juniorJennifer Schurz, who placed second with a time of 5:14.92.
TJ's Take: These are quotes from Wyoming head coach Tom Johnson aboutthe Early Bird Invite:
"I thought the team competed real well, I was very pleased with theirperformance. On the first day we came out flat but we fought hard andfinished strong.
"We had many outstanding performances and a few surprises. Overall itwas a solid start to our season which we can now build from."