UNM Falls Short In Weekend Meets
Courtesy: New Mexico Athletics  
Release:  11/15/2003

Albuquerque, N.M.-The University of New Mexico women's swimming and diving team return with three losses to their name after a weekend of meets against UNLV, University California Irvine and SDSU.


The Rebels hosted UNM and UCI on Friday Nov. 14 at the Buchanan Natatorium. The Lobos fell to both teams with 114 points to UCI's 127 points and 95.5 points to UNLV's 147.50 points. Leading the pack for the Lobos was sophomore Kelsey Leckovic. She earned second place finishes in the 50-yard free with a time of 24.88 and the 100-yard free with a time of 53.88.

The UNM diving team made their presence known on the boards with two first place finishes, two second place finishes and one third place finish. In the 1-meter dive, junior Becca Barras captured the gold (227.95), senior Tracey Berghian followed with the silver (215.95) and sophomore Kaley Knafelc claimed the bronze (195.35). Barras and Berghian then went on to fill the top two spots in the 1-meter dive. Barras came in first with 238.85 points and Berghian came in second with 229.30 points.


The Azetcs hosted the Lobos on Saturday Nov. 15 at the Ray and Joan Kroc Community Center. UNM was unable to finish their road trip with a win, falling to SDSU 187-113.UNM earned four first place finishes, eight second place finishes and five third place finishes. The Lobos dominated the first event, taking first and second in the 200-yard medley relay, but the Aztecs came back with vengeance for the remaining 15 events. Top swimmer for the Lobos was sophomore Robyn Miller who finished first in the 400-yard IM with a time of 4:33.13 and took two second place finishes in the 200-yard free (1:54.08) and in the 500-yard free (5:05.70).

The diving events was the source of strength for UNM. Barras won the gold in the 1-meter dive with a score of 256.20 and claimed silver in the 3-meter dive with a 264.37. Berghian garnered gold in the 3-meter dive with 279.80 points and the silver in the 1-meter dive with a score of 250.05. Knafelc won the bronze in the 3-meter dive with 201.70 points.


The Lobos go back on the road next Saturday Nov. 22 for a dual-meet against the Northern Arizona Lumberjacks.