Grand Junction, Colo. – After the first day of competition at the Colorado Mesa Invite, Wyoming men’s and women’s swimming and diving each sit in third place.
The Cowboys ended the day with 209.5 points, behind Colorado Mesa with 389 points and Colorado School of Mines with 220.5 points. The Cowgirls totaled 192 points on the evening, trailing second-place Mines by just six points with Colorado Mesa in the lead at 316 points.
The men’s squad got the day started with a second place time in the 200 freestyle relay of 1:23.90. Sophomore Jack Herron then earned a victory in the 500 freestyle with a time of 4:34.20, followed up with another wining time by freshman Sean Calkins in the 200 individual medley (1:52.72). Herron and Calkins also led Wyoming’s 400 medley relay team to victory, clocking in at 3:22.59.
The Cowgirls book-ended the day’s races with fourth-place finishes in the 200 freestyle relay (1:37.61) and 400 medley relay (3:55.50). Freshmen Cowgirls performed well in the 500 freestyle, with Tati Iturbe placing fourth (5:10.25) and Ellie Hohensinner placing sixth (5:12.60). Sophomore diver Peyton GrandPre scored a 426.55 on the one-meter board while senior Lauren Puglisi tallied a 413.55. The pair placed third and fifth, respectively.
The second day of action kicks off tomorrow morning with preliminary heats.