Lobos Lose Lead, Finish Fourth At Early Bird Invite
Courtesy: New Mexico Athletics  
Release:  10/23/2004
Courtesy: New Mexico Athletics

Oct. 23, 2004

FORT COLLINS, Colo. - The University of New Mexico women's swimming and diving team stumbled in the final day of the Early Bird Invitational hosted by Colorado State, falling from second to fourth place. The Lobos finished with 707.5 points while the Rams took the title with 1,152 points. Denver (813.5) and Wyoming (810.5) rounded out the top three.

Senior Becca Barras and sophomore Carrie Quinn went one-two on the three-meter board today, replicating their performances on the one-meter board yesterday. Freshman Tori Clarridge grabbed the only other first place for the Lobos, taking the 100-yard freestyle in 54.03 seconds.

Finishing in the top three today, junior Robyn Miller placed second in the 400-yard individual medley as did the 400-yard free relay of junior Kelsey Leckovic, sophomore Jenna Syverson, Miller and Clarridge. The 800-yard free relay team of Clarridge, Miller, Leckovic and freshman Andrea Zarins tied for second with Colorado State.

Rounding out the top five in their respective events, Clarridge place fourth in the 100-yard backstroke, Miller took fourth in the 200-yard butterfly, senior Aimee Dunavant finished fifth in the 200-yard fly and the team of Dunavant, Syverson, sophomore Katy Vandam and freshman Rachel Evans placed fourth in the 200-yard medley relay.

The Lobos host their first home meet of the season Nov. 4 with BYU, Northern Arizona and San Diego State all coming to the Duke City. UNM will also host the annual Lobo Invitational Nov. 5-6.

For complete meet results, visit www.csurams.com.