Feb. 16, 2004
The University of New Mexico women's swimming and diving team look to improve last year's fifth-place finish and set new school records as they travel to Oklahoma City, Okla. this week for the 2004 Mountain West Conference Championships. The young group of swimmers are set to face stiff competition in the Mountian West, including defending title-holders BYU. The MWC Championships start Wednesday, Feb. 18 and end on Sunday, Feb. 21. Events will run all day and results will be posted at www.golobos.com.
The young New Mexico squad (1-8,0-5 MWC) is coming off a turbulent regular season, but the Lobos do not count themselves out as they head into the competition remembering last season's successes. At the 2003 MWC Championships, the Lobos broke three school records, including sophomore Robyn Miller's record-breaking performance in the 400 IM. Miller swam the event in a lightning quick time of 4:27.06, slashing her previous record of 4:28.04 she set earlier that season. Adding more UNM accolades at the championships were divers Becca Barras and Tracey Berghian. Each captured a conference title and earned Co-Divers of the Year for their outstanding performances on the boards.