Wyoming Swimming And Diving Splits With TCU

Nov. 19, 2010


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The University of Wyoming Swimming and Diving teams split with the TCU Horned Frogs on Friday at the Laramie Community Recreation Center.

The Cowgirls defeated TCU 190-104, bringing their overall dual record to 6-0 overall and 2-0 in MWC action. The loss drops TCU to 2-2 overall and 2-2 in the MWC. The victory for TCU's men brings their record to 2-0 overall and 2-0 in the MWC. The loss drops the Cowboys overall dual record to 2-2 and 0-1 in the MWC.

"For the most part I thought the ladies handled them really well," Wyoming head coach Tom Johnson said. "Kelsey Conci had another great meet beating the best girl in the (Mountain West) conference in the 50 free."

Starting off the meet for the Cowgirls was the `A' 200 medley relay team consisting of Conci, Morgan Hartigan, Stephanie Vint and Shelby Bull with a time of 1:45.56 almost two full seconds ahead of the TCU `A' team. Multiple event winners for the Cowgirls included Conci and Lesley Young. Conci set the mark in the 100 backstroke and the 50 freestyle, winning the 100 back with a time of 58.12 and the 50 free with a time of 23.49. Young won both the 100 and 200 breaststroke with times of 1:05.27 and 2:24.78, respectively. Other event winners for the Cowgirls include; Bull in the 200 free with a time of 1:55.10, Caroline Wells in the 200 back for UW with a time of 2:06.38, Vint won the 200 IM for Wyoming with a time of 2:10.42.

In the first event for the Cowboys the UW `A' team of Marshall Dilworth, Nate Ladner, Tyler Kybartas and Jeff Frey were defeated by less than one second by the TCU `A' squad with a time of 1:32.61. Event winners for the 'Pokes included; Ethan Griffel in the 200 freestyle with a time of 1:41.68, and Brandon Fischer won the 200 breast with a time of 2:05.34.

"I thought our women's depth was a little better than theirs which helps us for conference," Johnson added. "Our underclassmen swam their tails off today and really dominated our part of the meet."

In earlier diving action Cowboy Mark Murdock and Cowgirl Allie Smith both took home first place on the 1- and 3-meter springboards. Murdock won the 3-meter with a mark of 366.75 and won the 1-meter with a mark of 339.83. Smith set the mark on the 1-meter with a score of 293.93. On the 3-meter board Smith broke her own Corbett Pool record set earlier this season with a mark of 338.33. Cowboy diver Kyle Bogner placed second on the 3-meter with a score of 342.15 and third on the 1-meter with a score of 318.15.

"Our divers did a great job today and they really stepped up when they needed to," UW diving coach Pat Bukowski said. "Allie (Smith) just lit it up today, all the things she has been working on in practice she nailed today, which was great to see."

The Wyoming divers will be traveling to Tucson, Ariz. this weekend to take part in the Wildcat diving invite. Next up for UW Swimming will be the University of Texas Invite in Austin, Texas, beginning on Dec. 2.