Feb. 25, 2005
OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. - Junior Robyn Miller picked up a silver medal in the 400-yard individual medley at the Mountain West Conference Championships in the Oklahoma City Community College Aquatic Club with a time of 4:22.50. Miller's time meets the NCAA "B" qualifying time of 4:23.60 and breaks the UNM record that she set last year.
Also placing in that event, classmate Whitney Thomson grabbed 11 points for the New Mexico women's swimming and diving team with her 8th place finish after putting up a time of 4:38.30. She swam her season's best, 4:32.61, in the preliminaries.
Freshman Tori Clarridge also earned an eighth place finish while competing in the 100-yard backstroke. Clarridge posted a finals time of 58.23 after clocking in at 57.97 in the prelims.
Junior Kelsey Leckovic racked up three points for the Lobos with her 1:54.00 time in the 200-yard freestyle, finishing 14th. Freshman Rachel Evans placed 15th in the 100-yard breaststroke with a time of 1:07.21.
Overall, New Mexico falls to sixth place with 251 points. BYU's lead has been cut to 13.5 points as UNLV claimed second with 463.5 points. Utah is third with 407, Colorado State is fourth with 345 and Wyoming is in fifth with 289 points.
The Championships conclude tomorrow. The final events, beginning at 6 p.m., are the 200-yard back, 100-yard free, 200-yard breast, 200-yard fly and the platform dive.