Swimming & Diving

Wyoming Swimming and Diving Sweeps Gillette Dual Meets

Cowboy Eli Bell won the 500 freestyle in 4:44.69.

Cowboy Eli Bell won the 500 freestyle in 4:44.69.

Oct. 25, 2008

GILLETTE, Wyo. -

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While hosting the first ever set of dual meets held in Gillette, Wyo., the Wyoming Swimming and Diving teams went undefeated after not losing a single men's or women's event.

The Cowboys went 6-0 on the weekend, picking up dual wins on both Friday and Saturday over North Dakota, South Dakota and South Dakota State. The Cowgirls went 4-0 picking up wins each day over both North Dakota and South Dakota.

The two-day event was set up as a different dual meet each day. The following are the final dual scores for the second day's meet:

Women's:
Wyoming 112 - North Dakota 102
Wyoming 112 - South Dakota 102
North Dakota 132 - South Dakota 92

Men's:
Wyoming 112 - North Dakota 90
Wyoming 112 - South Dakota 86
Wyoming 112 - South Dakota State 93
North Dakota 141 - South Dakota 67
North Dakota 139 - South Dakota State 74
South Dakota State 110 - South Dakota 101

"There was a great atmosphere today and great to hear fans cheer. All the schools had fans show up and a lot of parents got to see their kids swim today. I know it helped our swimmers to know they had that support," said UW head coach Tom Johnson. "Lesley Young was awesome today winning both the 100 butterfly and 100 breaststroke. Kelsey Conci was great again today, as she was yesterday. The men were fired up and Matt Jones and Christian Johnson were great winning events."

Cowboys winning multiple second day events were Tommy Gregory (200 freestyle, 1:44.88 and 100 freestyle, 47.02) and Marshall Dilworth (400 IM, 4:14.75 and 100 backstroke, 52.64). Single event winners were Brett Henehan (1650 freestyle, 16:44.58), Christian Johnson (50 freestyle, 22.05), Tyler Miller (one-meter diving, 297.35), Eli Bell (500 freestyle 4:44.69) and Alex Larkin (100 breaststroke 57.63). The Cowboys won both relay events, the 200 medley relay (1:36.05) and the 200 freestyle relay (1:26.07).

For the Cowgirls, winning two second day events were Aimee Stinson (1650 freestyle, 17:45.94 and 100 freestyle, 53.74), Stephanie Vint (200 freestyle, 1:55.33 and 500 freestyle, 5:11.20) and Lesley Young (100 butterfly, 59.26 and 100 breaststroke 1:05.84). Single event winners were Cassie Stelow (50 freestyle, 24.02), Megan Evans (400 IM, 4:36.50), Stephanie Ortiz (three-meter diving, 289.80) and Kelsey Conci (100 backstroke, 58.36). The Cowgirls also won both relays, the 200 medley relay (1:47.55) and the 200 freestyle relay (1:38.06).

Cowgirl Stephanie Ortiz qualified for the NCAA Zone "E" Diving Championships with her three-meter score.

"We had good wins for our program and we are on the right track. Once again, the community of Gillette was wonderful with their turnout and support," added Johnson.

Next up for Wyoming Swimming and Diving will be a weekend with two home meets. On Friday Nov. 7, the Cowgirls will take on New Mexico at 5 p.m. in Corbett Pool. On Saturday Nov. 8, both the Cowboys and Cowgirls will host the Colorado School of Mines at 1 p.m.

 

 

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