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Lobo Swimmers And Divers Complete Annual Winter Training In Florida
Courtesy: New Mexico Athletics  
Release:  01/18/2007
Courtesy: New Mexico Athletics

Jan. 18, 2007

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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - The University of New Mexico women's swimming and diving team traveled down to Ft. Lauderdale, Florida and Orlando, Florida for their annual winter training and competition trip over the winter break.

The swimmers competed in the International Swimming Hall of Fame's Open Water Race, either participating in the 5K or 1 mile race. This race was exciting to most of the Lobos because they had never participated in anything like it before. According to head coach Tracy Ljone the waves were huge and the jellyfish abundant!!

Team finishes for the Lobos included second and third in the 5K race with times of 4:07.39 and 4:18.25 respectively. Senior Kelly Soldow and sophomore Kristen Naber had the best individual finishes for the Lobos. Naber completed the 5K race with a time of 1:19.44 and Soldow was close behind finishing in 1:21.26. Senior Jen Hale completed the race in 1:21.51 and juniors Ashley LaBree and Amina Adnan finished in 1:26.01 and 1:26.04 respectively.

"The ladies trained extremely hard and really pushed themselves and each other," head coach Tracy Ljone said. "I was so impressed with how the entire team stayed physically and mentally tough the entire trip. I can't say enough about how hard they trained and competed. The team is in amazing shape. It was a fun and rewarding trip and now we are ready for the second half of the season."

GALLERY

Thursday, October 09
5:00 PM - 
Women's Swimming & Diving
at Wyoming
Friday, October 10
5:00 PM - 
Women's Swimming & Diving
at Northern Colorado
Saturday, October 11
12:00 PM - 
Women's Swimming & Diving
at Denver Relay Meet
Saturday, October 18
12:00 PM - 
Women's Swimming & Diving
vs. Air Force
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