Swimming & Diving

Cowgirl Swimming and Diving Falls to CSU

<b>Allison Schmid won the 200 IM in 2:11.61.</b><br>

Allison Schmid won the 200 IM in 2:11.61.

Jan. 31, 2003


The University of Wyoming women's swimming and diving team lost to Colorado State University, 150-93, Friday night at Moby Pool in Fort Collins, Colo.

The Cowgirls managed to win only three events from the MWC's second seeded Rams, who won the other ten events. The Cowgirls did however come away with a victory in the 200 freestyle relay. In that event Jody Riskowski, Katie Haywood, Lindsey Springer and Helja Vanhala swam a time of 1:37.26.

Senior captains Jody Riskowski and Allison Schmid won the other two events for the Cowgirls. Riskowski was victorious in the 50 freestyle with a time of 24.40m and Schmid won the 200 IM in 2:11.61.

"I am very pleased with the way our senior's swam," said UW head coach Tom Johnson. "Jody (Riskowski) swam very well and Allison (Schmid) looked really tough as well."

The Cowgirls came away with six second place finishes on the day. Scoring these second place points were Helja Vanhala in the 200 freestyle (1:56.79), Ashley Mallett in the 100 butterfly (59.59), Riskowski in the 100 backstroke (59.19), Schmid in the 500 freestyle (5:12.20), Missy Lewis in the 100 breaststroke (1:07.63) and the 200 medley relay team of Haywood, Mallett, Lewis and Springer (1:50.28).

The Cowgirls were single handedly defeated on the diving boards by CSU's Lori Vigil. Vigil won both the one and three meter events. Placing second for the Cowgirls were Shea Boyle and Ashlie Niederer. Boyle scored 233.77 points on the 1 meter board and Niederer scored 246.82 points on the 3 meter board.

"Our girls raced really hard, we just didn't win enough events to win the meet. We need to keep working hard and getting ready for conference," replied Johnson. "Overall, the kids did really well and I am proud of the way they swam."

The University of Wyoming swimming and diving teams will be back in action tomorrow Feb. 1, as they travel to the Air Force Academy. The men's and women's swimming teams will compete in a dual with the Falcons, which is slated to begin at noon. The divers will compete in the Air Force Diving Invite, which will last all day.



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