The University of Wyoming Cowboy Swimming and Diving team defeated the University of California-San Diego 147-96 while the Cowgirl Swimming and Diving team fell 161-128 to the No. 24-ranked San Diego State Aztecs on Friday in San Diego.
“I thought the guys swam really well today against UC-San Diego,” Wyoming head swimming coach Tom Johnson said.
The victory over UC-San Diego brings the Cowboys’ record to 4-3 overall and 1-2 Mountain West Conference. The Cowboys also swam against the University of Hawaii, but that head-to-head matchup was not scored because the two teams will race each other Saturday. The loss drops the Cowgirls’ record to 8-3 overall and 3-3 in the MWC. With the victory, San Diego State remains undefeated at 16-0 overall and 8-0 in the MWC.
The Cowboys picked up their first victory from the ‘A’ 400 medley relay team consisting of Marshall Dilworth, Brandon Fischer, Nick Rutecki and Ethan Griffel with a time of 3:25.25. The Cowboys had two multiple-event winners during today’s meet. Fischer picked up victories in the 200 individual medley (1:55.49) and the 200 breaststroke (2:03.22). Tyler Kybartas was the other Cowboy with multiple event wins, both in the 500 freestyle (4:37.22) and the 200 free (1:42.21). Other Cowboys picking up victories were Trevor LeValley in the 200 butterfly (1:56.05), Jeff Frey in the 100 free (46.06) and Dilworth in the 200 backstroke (1:52.04).
In today’s diving, Cowboy Kyle Bogner placed first on the 1-meter springboard with a mark of 324.90, and second on the 3-meter (327.80).
On the women’s side against the Aztecs, the Cowgirls had a tough outing, only picking up two event wins. Senior Lesley Young grabbed both wins for UW — in the 200 breaststroke (2:18.42), and the 200 individual medley (2:05.94). But Johnson said he was pleased with how his team swam, especially in the 1000 freestyle and the 200 butterfly.
Lizzie Justice placed third in the 1000 free (10:16.99), and Stephanie Vint placed second in the 200 fly (2:03.61).
“The (women) have nothing to be ashamed of they swam well against a top 25 opponent,” Johnson added. “We are looking forward to getting back in the pool tomorrow to race Hawaii and UC-San Diego.”
In today’s women’s diving, Carolyn Wallace placed second on the 1-meter board with a mark of 265.73, which qualifies her for the NCAA Zone diving meet.
“I am excited for Carolyn to qualify for the Zone meet as a freshman,” UW diving coach Pat Bukowski said. “She has been working hard in training and put together a great list of dives today.”
Wyoming Swimming and Diving will stay in San Diego to wrap up the weekend of action tomorrow versus San Diego and Hawaii. The action starts at 1 p.m. Mountain Time.