Nov. 5, 2004
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - The University of New Mexico women's swimming and diving team stands in third place after day one of the 2004 Lobo Fall Classic at the Seidler Natatorium. The Lobos have 217 points while BYU holds the top spot with 343. Nothern Arizona resides in second with 274 points.
Topping the charts for the second straight night were senior Becca Barras and freshman Tori Clarridge. Barras remains undefeated on the boards this season, winning the 3-meter board with a score of 482.90, more than 30 points ahead of second place. Clarridge claimed the 50-yard freestyle in her second consecutive performance, winning by one-thousandth of a second (24.69). UNM's 200-yard free relay team also took first in a time of 1:37.76.
Junior Robyn Miller had a solid meet for the Lobos, taking second in the 200-yard individual medley. Miller did beat every other Mountain West Conference competitor, however. Sophomore Carrie Quinn also pulled out a top-five finish, taking fourth on the 3-meter board with a score of 409.65, just 17 points out of third place.
Other top-10 finishers for the Lobos were senior Nicole Overeem, juniors Whitney Thomson and Kelsey Leckovic and sophomore Jenna Syverson. Thomson claimed sixth in the 200-yard IM, Overeem placed eighth in the 500-yard free while Syverson and Leckovic finished ninth and 10th in the 50-yard free, respectively.
The Lobos will wrap up the Lobo Fall Classic tomorrow. Competition begins at 9 a.m.