Feb. 20, 2004
Oklahoma City, Okla. - The Lobo swimming and diving remained solid on the third day of the MWC Championships in Oklahoma City, Okla. UNM's diver Tracey Berghian captured the second Mountain West Conference diving title this evening. The senior from Phoenix, Arizona won the 3-meter diving competition while junior Becca Barras followed with a second-place finish. Lobo swimmer, Robyn Miller, had an outstanding performance to highlight her career, as she captured third place in the 400 IM finals and set a school record in the event.
Berghian finished the preliminary round of 3-meter diving in second spot with 472 points behind Barras who had 497.05 points. In the finals, Berghian dove exceptionally well and earned an overall score of 485.50 to give her first place. Barras finished the evening with a score of 495.60 on the 3-meter board to slot her in second place. Barras won the MWC diving title in the 1-meter on the first day of the championships.
Miller swam for third place in the final round of the 400 IM with a record time of 4:25.42, slashing her own record-setting time of 4:27.06 set at the 2003 MWC Championships. Freshman Corinne Ellis and sophomore Whitney Thomson also competed in the 400 IM. Ellis finished the race in eighth place with a final time of 4:31.61 while Thomson finished 13th with a time of 4:32.79.
In the 100 fly, UNM's Aimee Dunavant finished in fifth place (57.36). Dunavant had previously had a season-best time of 59.60 before coming to the championships.
UNM also participated in the 400 medley relay. The 'A' team swam to a seventh place finish with a season-best time of 3:59.94.
After the third day, UNM sits in fifth place with 245 points behind BYU (497), CSU (422), UNLV (399) and Utah (353).
Competition at the MWC Championships concludes Saturday, Feb. 21. Check back to golobos.com tomorrow evening for event results.