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Lobos Lose Tough Meet To Northern Arizona, 169-125
Courtesy: New Mexico Athletics  
Release:  12/06/2007
Courtesy: New Mexico Athletics

Dec. 6, 2007

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FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. --- The New Mexico women's swimming and diving team lost a tough non-conference meet this afternoon to Northern Arizona, 169-125. The Lobos and Lumberjacks have faced off 22 times in the pool with the series now evened at 11-11.

"NAU swam a great meet and it just wasn't our day," said Lobo head coach Tracy Ljone. "We still have a lot of things to work on for next semester."

Sophomores Ashley Grisdale and Jennifer Patterson picked up two wins each, while Patterson picked up a third win on the Lobos' 400-meter freestyle relay.

Patterson set a Wall Aquatic Center record in the 100-meter butterfly with her winning time of 1:04.41. The Albuquerque, N.M., native picked up another win in the 200-meter backstroke with a time of 2:26.57. She also swam the second, and fastest, leg of the 400-meter free relay with a time of 1:00.16 to contribute to the overall winning time of 4:06.62.

Grisdale earned 18 points for the Lobos with her wins in the 200-meter butterfly (2:24.59), and in the 400-meter individual medley (5:12.93).

The Lobos, 2-4 on the season, will take a Holiday Break and return to action on Saturday, Jan. 5, 2008, at the Bob Mowerson Invitational in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.

Top-Two Finishes against NAU (all races in meters)
200 Medley Relay - 2. Tori Clarridge, Theresa Rogers, Ashley Grisdale, and Katrina McLoughlin - 2:03.40
200 Freestyle - 2. Jennifer Patterson - 2:10.60
100 Backstroke - 2. Tori Clarridge - 1:07.52
100 Butterfly - 1. Ashley Grisdale - 2:24.59
50 Freestyle - 2. Katrina McLoughlin - 27.92
200 Backstroke - 1. Jennifer Patterson - 2:26.57
100 Butterfly - 1. Jennifer Patterson - 1:04.41
400 Individual Medley - 1. Ashley Grisdale - 5:12.93; 2. Andrea Zarins - 5:20.68
400 Freestyle Relay - 1. Sally Bellinger, Jennifer Patterson, Katrina McLoughlin, and Tori Clarridge - 4:06.62; 2. Melissa Neary, Bridget O'Hara, Wilmarie Velez Santiago, and Theresa Rogers - 4:11.64
1-meter Dive - 2. Carrie Quinn - 268.95
3-meter Dive - 2. Carrie Quinn - 283.59

Saturday, January 17
11:00 AM - 
Women's Swimming & Diving
vs. Colorado State (Senior Day)
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