Lobos Remain in Sixth After Day Three of MWC Championships
Courtesy: New Mexico Athletics  
Release:  02/29/2008
Courtesy: New Mexico Athletics

Feb. 29, 2008

OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla.--- The University of New Mexico women's swimming and diving team remain in sixth after day three of the Mountain West Conference Championships hosted by Oklahoma City Community College in Oklahoma City, Okla. The Lobos, now with 192 points, trail BYU's 544, UNLV's 432, Wyoming's 393.5, Utah's 375, Colorado State's 237. TCU, Air Force and San Diego State are behind the Lobos with 173.5, 121 and 97 pts., respectively.

Senior Tori Clarridge had the top individual performance of the day with an eighth-place finish in the 100-yard backstroke with a time of 57.91.

Junior Carly Hilo finished ninth in the 100-yard breaststroke with a time of 1:04.60 setting a school record.

Another school record was broken when Clarridge, Hilo, Grisdale and Theresa Rogers captured a fifth-place finish in the 400-yard medley relay with a time of 3:51.04.

The Lobos came out strong in the 400-yard individual medley with three swimmers making it to the finals. Sophomore Ashley Grisdale finished ninth with a time of 4:24.96, followed by junior Carly Hilo in tenth-place (4:25.09), and senior Andrea Zarins in twelfth-place (4:29.64).

Freshman Nanette Wittenberg finished 11th in the 100-yard butterfly (57.47), followed by sophomore Jennifer Patterson in 12th (57.70).

Day three four begin Saturday at 5 p.m. The scheduled events are the 1650-yard freestyle, 200-yard backstroke, 100-yard freestyle, 200-yard breaststroke, 200-yard butterfly, 400-yard freestlye, and the platform dive.

Real-time results will be available online by visiting http://themwc.cstv.com/livestats/c-swim/results/index.htm, or go to the 2008 MWC Swimming and Diving Championship page at http://themwc.cstv.com/champ/swim-champ-2008.html. Updates and final results will be posted at golobos.com.