Lobos Fall To Seventh After Day Three Of The MWC Championships
Courtesy: New Mexico Athletics  
Release:  02/24/2007
Courtesy: New Mexico Athletics

Feb. 24, 2007

OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. - The University of New Mexico women's swimming and diving team dropped to seventh place after day three of the Mountain West Conference Championships hosted by Oklahoma City Community College in Oklahoma City, Okla. The Lobos, now with 199 points, trail BYU's 542, Utah's 439, UNLV's 376, Wyoming's 367, Colorado State's 281 and TCU's 270. Air Force and San Diego State are behind the Lobos with 129 and 118 pts., respectively.

After day three last year the Lobos remained in seventh place with 205 points.

Junior Tori Clarridge just missed medaling in the 100-yard backstroke finishing fourth in the event with a final time of 57.82. This was the best individual finish of the night for the Lobos.

Freshman Ashley Grisdale placed eighth in the 100-yard butterfly (57.12).

Junior Andrea Zarins began day three with a 14th place finish in the 400-yard individual medley (4:35.24). Freshman Theresa Rogers swam to another 14th place finish for the Lobos, this time in the 200-yard freestyle clocking in a final time of 1:54.60.

The 400-yard medley relay concluded day four. Senior Jenna Syverson, Grisdale, Clarridge and Zarins took fifth in the event with a final time of 3:52.63.

Day four finals begin Saturday at 6 p.m. The scheduled events are the 200-yard backstroke, 100-yard free, 200-yard breaststroke, 200-yard fly and 1650 free.

For the first time, real-time results will be available online by visiting http://themwc.cstv.com/livestats/c-swim/results/index.htm, or go to the MWC Swimming & Diving Championships page at http://themwc.cstv.com/champ/swim-champ-2007.html. Final results will also be posted on www.golobos.com.