Lobos drop close meet to CSU Rams
Jan. 22, 2012
FORT COLLINS, Colo. - The University of New Mexico swimming and diving team drop a tough, close meet against conference foe Colorado State Saturday by a final score of 156-141. The 15 point loss was the closest contest in the history of the series.
The first event of the day, the 200-yard medley relay, provided a preview of how close the meet was going to be. Colorado State touched the wall a mere ten-fifths of a second before New Mexico's team of Stelicia Flores, Alyssa Keill, Jorgi Hobson and Marissa Campbell to claim first place. The Lobos recorded a time of 1:46.76. Amber Amr, Hayley Martin, Nicole Peirce and Anna Lillistrom came in third with a final time of 1:49.41.
Lillistrom also finished first for UNM in the 200-yard free with a time of 1:56.78 followed by teammate Tesse Maciejko who was a close second in 1:57.31.
In the 100-yard back, Lobos Flores, Julia Carroll and Amr took second, third and fourth with finals of 58.17, 1:00.29 and 1:00.81, respectfully.
In another close race, freshman Samantha Moss swam the 200-yard fly in 2:10.14 and recorded another first place finish for UNM. Moss also finished third in the 100-yard fly with a final of 1:00.58; Hobson was first in the event with a time of 56.79.
In the 50-yard free Campbell finished second, swimming the distance in 24.47, Hobson was third in 24.88. Campbell also racked up a second place finish in the 100-yard free with a time of 54.14. Maciejko was third with a time of 54.31 and Lillistrom was fourth in 54.46.
Harper recorded a score of 331.95 in the 3-meter and 305.40 off the 1-meter springboard. Both scores have now qualified Harper for NCAA Zones.
Senior Ashlee Erickson placed second in the 1-meter with a score of 299.85 and was sixth off the 3-meter with a score of 2:08.05.
Freshman Michole Timm has now qualified for Zones, on both boards, after placing third in the 1-meter with a final of 287.48 and second in the 3-meter with a score of 315.60.
UNM will have a week free of competition that will be used to prepare as the team welcomes in-state rival New Mexico State on Feb. 4.