Jan. 10, 2004
Colorado Springs, Colo. - The University of New Mexico women's swimming and diving team lost its first conference dual meet of the new year, 154-144, to Air Force at the Cadet Natatorium. The Falcons remained dominant throughout most the events, but UNM put up a good fight, sweeping both diving events and taking first in six of the 14 swimming categories. New Mexico sits in the sixth spot in the MWC standings with an 0-3 record while AFA improves to 1-2 in the conference.
Junior Becca Barras was unstoppable on the boards. She captured first in both the 1-meter and 3-meter events with scores of 260.84 and 288 respectively. Following Barras was teammate Kaley Knafelc who grabbed the second spot in both events. She scored 219.37 in the 1-meter and 208.20 in the 3-meter.
Sophomore Robyn Miller led the Lobos, finishing first in three events. Individually, Miller won the 200-yard free (1:54.34), 500-yard free (5:10.07) and the 400-yard IM (4:39.79).
Other top swimmers for New Mexico were Nicole Overeem, Aimee Dunavant and Lindsay Fagrelius. Overeem garnered a first place finish in the 1000-yard free with a time of 10:47.89. Dunavant earned the gold in the 200-yard butterfly (2:13.56) and Fagrelius rounded out UNM's first place finishes with a top time in the 200-yard backstroke (2:14.00).
The Lobos are back on the road next weekend, Jan. 16-17, taking on Utah on Friday and BYU on Saturday for two more conference dual meets.