Lobos Finish Second Day At MWC Championships
Courtesy: New Mexico Athletics  
Release:  02/19/2004

Feb. 19, 2004

Oklahoma City, Okla. - The University of New Mexico women's swimming and diving team finished the second day at the MWC Championships in fifth place behind Utah (180), UNLV (204), Colorado State (231) and BYU (251).

UNM had appearances in four swimming events today. Sophomore Robyn Miller placed seventh in the 500 free with a season-best time of 4:58.69 in the finals. Junior Nicole Overeem also competed in the 500 free finals, finishing in 16th-place with a time of 5:05.75.

In the 200 IM, freshman Corinne Ellis had the best Lobo performance with a 15th-place finish. She had a time of 2:08.59 in the preliminaries and 2:09.34 in the finals. Freshman Jessica Brown followed Ellis with a 16th-place finish with a time of 2:10.72 in the finals.

Sophomore Kelsey Leckovic led the Lobos in the 50 free preliminaries, finishing in 17th-place with a time of 24.40 while Jenna Syverson followed with a preliminary time of 24.42.

The final swimming event of Day two for UNM was the 200 free relay. The Lobo 'A' team had a season-best time of 1:36.90, a mere hundredth of a point away from breaking the school record. The relay team finished seventh in the 200 free relay finals.

Day three of the MWC Championships in Oklahoma City begin tomorrow at 10 a.m. with preliminary rounds of the 400 IM, 100 fly, 200 free, 100 breast, 100 back and 3-meter springboard. Finals of the events will commence at 6 p.m. and will also include the 400 medley relay.

NOTES FROM DAY 1 OF MWC CHAMPIONSHIPS: Junior Lobo diver Becca Barras captured her second career title at the MWC Championships in the 1-meter springboard event. UNM's relay teams broke school records in the 800 free relay and the 200 medley relay. The relay team of Kelsey Leckovic, Corinne Ellis, Jen Hale and Robyn Miller broke the school record in the 800 free relay with a time of 7:33.61, beating the previous record of 7:37.46 set at the 2002 MWC Championships. The relay team of Whitney Thomson, Jessica Brown, Aimee Dunavant and Jenna Syverson broke the school record in the 200 medley relay with a time of 1:47.17, beating the previous record of 1:47.61 set in 1997.