UNLV Tops Wyoming in MWC Dual Meet
Jan. 16, 2004
LARAMIE, Wyo. -
Both the University of Wyoming men's and women's swimming and diving teams fell to UNLV in MWC action Thursday night in Las Vegas, Nev. The Rebels defeated the Cowboys 124-115 while the Cowgirls fell 157-87.
The Cowboys (4-3, 0-1 MWC), finished first in five of 13 events on the day, including both diving boards. In those events, Adam Miller won the 1-meter board with a score of 296.50 and John Lynch won the 3-meter, scoring 307.90 points.
On the swimming side of the dual, Emre Aydin captured a first place finish in the 1000 freestyle with a time of 9:51.31. Gene Birks won the 200 freestyle in a time of 1:43.02 and Scott Usher won the 200 breaststroke in 2:01.08.
The Cowgirls (2-5, 1-2 MWC), won two of 13 events on the day, with both wins coming on the diving boards and both wins coming from freshmen. Emily Keefer won the 1-meter board with a score of 234.75 and Saara Haapanen won the 3-meter with a score of 252.00.
"I am disappointed in the way we swam today," said UW head coach Tom Johnson. "However, I have to give UNLV credit, they swam hard.
"I thought that our divers dove great today. They gave us a chance to win the meet, especially on the men's side. Our girls swam hard and I am especially pleased with our relays, we swam our fastest relay times of the year today. I also thought that Tamara Lehnertz and Erin Spadinger swam very hard. Erin swam her best meet of the year."
The men's and women's swimming and diving team's will
now return to Laramie after being on the road for two weeks.
They will host Utah on Thursday, Jan. 22 and BYU on
Saturday, Jan. 24. Both duals will be held at Corbett Pool
with the Utah dual beginning at 5 PM and BYU getting
underway at 1:00 PM.