Jan. 26, 2008
The University of New Mexico women's swimming and diving team fell to TCU, 137.5-105.5, today in Fort Worth, Texas. Sophomore Ashley Grisdale continued her streak of top performances, finishing first in both the 100-yard individual medley (4:31.16) as well as the 200-yard butterfly (2:04.72). Grisdale was also a member of the 200-yard medley relay team, along with Lisa Toelle, Theresa Rogers, and Katrina McLoughlin, who captured a second-place finish with a time of 1:51.16.
Senior Tori Clarridge had a strong showing in her final regular season conference meet, placing first in the 50-yard freestyle with a time of 24.82. She secured another top finish in the 100-yard freestyle (53.52). Freshman Bridget O'Hara recorded a team season-best time in the 1,000-yard freestyle where she finished first with a time of 10:39.27, followed in third by Jennifer Burgess (10:40.17). O'Hara also recorded a season best in the 500-yard freestyle where she finished third with a time of 5:13.50.
Senior diver Carrie Quinn captured first-place in the three-meter dive with a score of 264.07, and second in the one-meter dive (245.48).
The Lobos will close out their regular season at home in Albuquerque with a meet against in-state rival New Mexico State on Thursday, January 31 at 1 p.m. The competition will take place at the West Mesa Pool due to ongoing renovations at Seidler Natatorium. The winner of the meet will gain 1.5 points in the Rio Grande Rivalry series. UNM is currently leading by three points (7.5-4.5).
UNM Top-3 Finishes: 200-yard Medley Relay: 2. Toelle, Grisdale, Rogers, McLoughlin-1:51.16 1000-yard Freestyle: 2. Bridget O'Hara-10:39.27; 3. Jennifer Burgess10:40.17 200-yard Freestyle: 3. Andrea Zarins-1:58.16 50-yard Freestyle: 1. Tori Clarridge-24.82; 3. Theresa Rogers-25.14 400-yard IM: 1. Ashley Grisdale-4:31.16; 2. Carly Hilo-4:34.97 200-yard Butterfly: 1. Ashley Grisdale-2:04.72; 3. Nanette Wittenberg-2:07.03 100-yard Freestyle: 1. Tori Clarridge-53.52; 2. Katrina McLoughlin 54.19 200-yard Backstroke: 3. Ashley LaBree-2:08.52 500-yard Freestyle: 3. Bridget O'Hara-5:13.50 200-yard Breaststroke: 2. Carly Hilo-2:24.21 200-yard Freestyle Relay: 2. McLoughlin, Bellinger, Rogers, Clarridge-1:38.68 1-Meter Dive: 1. Carrie Quinn-264.07 3-Meter Dive: 2. Carrie Quinn-245.48