Lobos In Second Place At Early Bird Invite
Courtesy: New Mexico Athletics  
Release:  10/23/2004
Courtesy: New Mexico Athletics

Oct. 23, 2004

FORT COLLINS, Colo. - The University of New Mexico women's swimming and diving team is in second place at Colorado State's Early Bird Invitational with 270 points. The Lobos are just ten points ahead of third-place Wyoming but trail Colorado State, which has 415 points.

The team of Kelsey Leckovic, Jenna Syverson, Tori Clarridge and Robyn Miller started the Lobos off with 40 points, claiming the top spot in the 200-yard freestyle relay.

Senior Becca Barras won the only other event of the day for the Lobos. Barras scored 253.80 on the one-meter board, over 35 points more than the runner up, teammate Carrie Quinn. Clarridge raced to the second best time on the 50-yard free, just nine one-hundredths of a second off the winner from Colorado State. Miller was the only other top-three finishers for the Lobos on the day, taking second in the 200-yard individual medley.

Other scorers for the Lobos today were the 200-yard free relay teams of Jennifer Hale, Kodi Schmaltz, Katy Vandam and Kelly Soldow and Misty Morehouse, Rachel Evans, Aimee Dunavant and Jessica Brown. Nicole Overeem scored for the Lobos in the 500-yard free, Whitney Thomson, Brown, Evans and Andrea Zarins ranked up points in the 200-yard IM while Leckovic and Syverson grabbed points in the 50-yard free. The 400-yard medley relay teams of Thomson, Evans, Dinavant, and Leckovic, Clarridge, Zarins, Vandam and Syverson, Ashley LaBree, Brown, Stephanie Amalfitano and Soldow, and Heather Morsilli, Schmaltz, Megan Verbrugge and Amina Adnan all scored. Joanne Garcia also scored on the one-meter board.

The Early Bird Invitational, consisting of eight schools, will complete competition tomorrow evening. For current results, visit www.csurams.com.