New Mexico Defeats Northern Colorado, 252-204
Courtesy: New Mexico Athletics  
Release:  10/11/2007
Courtesy: New Mexico Athletics

Oct. 11, 2007

Complete Results

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M.--- University of New Mexico senior Carrie Quinn began the 2007-08 swimming and diving season with a splash Thursday afternoon at Seidler Natatorium. With top scores on both the 1-meter and 3-meter dives, Quinn qualified for the NCAA Diving Zones to be held March 13-15, 2008 in Oklahoma City, Okla. Quinn earned 284.17 points to win the 1-meter and 289.58 points to win the 3-meter.

In the first meet of the season, the Lobos defeated Northern Colorado, 252-204, in an all-relay competition. UNM captured nine first-place finishes out of a total of 12 events.

"This is a fantastic way to start the season," head coach Tracy Ljone said. "We had fast splits across the board, which set a good tone for the season. I am very proud of the girls, they had fun and worked hard."

The first Lobo win of the day came from senior Andrea Zarins, junior Carly Hilo, and sophomore Theresa Rogers in the 300-yard breaststroke relay with a time of 3:26.05.

The Lobos (1-0) will travel to Salt Lake City for the Utah Relays on Friday, Oct. 12, followed by a conference meet against BYU and Utah on Saturday, Oct. 13, also in Salt Lake City.

First Place Finishes
300-yard Breaststroke Relay: Andrea Zarins, Carly Hilo, Theresa Rogers: 3:26.05
800-yard Freestyle Relay: Sally Bellinger, Jennifer Burgess, Bridget O'Hara, Jennifer Patterson: 7:58.14
500-yard Freestyle Relay: Sally Bellinger, Tori Clarridge, Theresa Rogers, Andrea Zarins: 4:47.70
200-yard Freestyle Relay: Theresa Rogers, Sally Bellinger, Melissa Neary, Tori Clarridge: 1:39.27
1500-yard Freestyle Relay: Jennifer Burgess, Bridget O'Hara, Andrea Zarins: 16:10.44
400-yard Medley Relay: Katrina McLoughlin, Andrea Zarins, Ashley Grisdale, Theresa Rogers: 4:05.02
100-yard Freestyle Relay: Sally Bellinger, Melissa Neary, Carly Hilo, Tori Clarridge: 46.63
1-Meter: Carrie Quinn: 284.1
3-Meter: Carrie Quinn: 289.58