Lobos Finish Fifth At MWC Championships
Courtesy: New Mexico Athletics  
Release:  02/21/2004
Courtesy: New Mexico Athletics

Feb. 21, 2004

Oklahoma City, Okla. - The University of New Mexico women's swimming and diving team finished fifth on the last day of the MWC Championships with 376 points behind BYU (725), Colorado State (607.50), UNLV (578) and Utah (499). Diver Becca Barras took home her second MWC title (third career) this season with a first-place finish on the platform while senior Tracey Berghian followed with a second-place finish. Sophomore Robyn Miller also had a solid outing, swimming to a second-place finish in the 200 fly, close to breaking the school record.

Barras finished the preliminary round of the platform in the top spot with 358.45 points while Berghian followed in second place with 312.40. With competition heating up on the platform going into the finals this evening, Barras rose to the occasion. She dove exceptionally well and earned an overall score of 352.45 to give her first place. Berghian improved on her preliminary score and finished the evening with a score of 342.90 on the platform to give her second.

Sophomore swimmer Robyn Miller placed second in the 200 fly with a final time of 2:04.93, a hundredth of a point from breaking the school record, while Aimee Dunavant captured eighth place with a time of 2:09.77

In the 200 back, Whitney Thomson had a ninth place finish (2:03.73). Freshman Corinne Ellis also had a ninth place finish with a time of 17:15.43 in the 1650 free.

Other Lobos who had top-finishes were Kelsey Leckovic with a sixth-place finish in the 100 free (51.77) and Nicole Overeem with a 12th-place finish in the 1650 free with a time of 17:28.88.

The final swimming event of the day for UNM was the 400 free relay where the Lobo 'A' team finished fifth and set a school record with a time of 3:29.47.

The MWC Championships mark the end for the 2004 UNM swim season. The diving team of Barras and Berghian return to Oklahoma City, Okla. March 11-13 for the prestigious Diving Zones competition. Check back to golobos.com for diving results.