Jan. 26, 2007
Las Cruces, N.M. - The University of New Mexico women's swimming and diving team defeated in-state rival New Mexico State University 159-127 tonight from the NMSU Natatorium in Las Cruces, N.M. The Lobos accumulated a total of 11 first place finishes.
The first victory came in the 200-yard medley relay, which opened the meet. Freshman Ashley Grisdale, juniors Tori Clarridge and Andrea Zarins and senior Jenna Syverson made up the winning team finishing with a time of 1:49.75. Syverson captured the first individual first place finish for the Lobos in the 50-yard freestyle (24.80).
Zarins swam to two individual first place finishes, the first in the 200-yard breaststroke (2:25.54) and the second in the 400-yard individual medley (4:37.28).
Freshman Ashley Grisdale was another Lobo to seal two individual victories. Grisdale came in first in the 100- and 200-yard butterfly (57.84, 2:04.58 respectively).
Clarridge sealed another win for the Lobos in the 100-yard backstroke touching the wall in 59.16. Junior Ashley LaBree took first in the 200-yard back (2:10.01).
The Aggies were trailing UNM by only four points with just the 400-yard IM and the 400-yard free relay left to go, but were outdone by the Lobos in the end.
Junior diver Carrie Quinn won both of her events, the 1- and 3- meter springboards with scores of 316.88 and 307.65 respectively.
The Lobos will now get ready to face UNLV on Feb. 3, beginning at 2 p.m., in Las Vegas, Nev.