Nov. 16, 2006
IRVINE, Calif. - The University of New Mexico women's swimming and diving team is in seventh place with 139 points after day one of the Speedo Cup Invitational hosted by the University of California-Irvine. Competition took place at the Belmont Plaza in Long Beach, Calif. with a total of 23 women's teams participating. The Lobos finished tenth last year with a total of 300.5 points. BYU is currently leading the way with 378 points.
A total of five events were held during the first day of competition. The 200-yard freestyle relay team, seniors Jennifer Hale, Jenna Syverson and Kelly Solodow and junior Tori Clarridge, had the best finish of the night, taking sixth and clocking in a final time of 1:38.32. Hale had the top individual finish taking eighth in the 500-yard free (5:11.94). Junior Amina Adnan placed 23rd in the same event finishing with a time of 5:12.64. In the 200-yard individual medley junior Andrea Zarins came in 16th place (2:11.16) and freshman Theresa Rogers finished close behind in 22nd (2:11.42). Syverson placed 14th in the 50-yard free with a final time of 00:24.61. In the 400-yard medley relay, Clarridge, Zarins, Syverson and freshman Ashley Grisdale finished in ninth place (4:01.55) completing the first day's events.
The Lobos continue competition tomorrow at the Speedo Cup Invitational, which concludes Saturday. Day two's events will include the 200-yard medley relay, 400-yard IM, 200-yard free, 100-yard breaststroke and backstroke and the 800-yard free relay. For up-to-date scores and information, visit UC-Irvine's official website (http://www.swim.uci.edu/2006speedocup.html).