Swimming and Diving: Robyn Miller is Named MWC Swimmer of the Week
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - Freshman swimmer Robyn Miller has garnered Swimmer of the Week honors as announced by the Mountain West Conference this afternoon. The award is the first of her career and a first for the Lobo womens swimming team this season. The backstroke and freestyle specialist helped lead the Lobos to a pair of dual-meet victories at home last weekend, contributing four individual wins and two more in the relays. New Mexico (7-2, 4-2 MWC) defeated Houston 142-101 and got a crucial win over conference opponent Air Force, 162-135 last weekend at the Seidler Natatorium in Albuquerque.
On Friday, Jan. 10, Miller captured the top spot in both the 200 free (1:55.07) and the 200 back (2:07.75). The time she set in the 200 back that day was a new personal best for the Yountville, Calif. native.
Millers results on Saturday, Jan. 11 were equally impressive. Her first-place time in the 200 free (1:55.11) was almost five seconds faster than the time set by her closest opponent. In the 200 back, Miller dominated again, grabbing first place with a time of 2:10.83 which was over three seconds faster than the second-place finisher.
Miller and rest of the Lobo swimming and diving team will be back in action this Saturday, Jan. 18 at the Seidler Natatorium in Albuquerque when it takes on conference stronghold, Utah at 1 p.m.I