Jennifer Fredsall took top honors in the 50 free with a time of 25.26 seconds. Fredsall also won the 100 free (54.95).
Jan. 13, 2006
SALT LAKE CITY - The University of Utah women's swimming and diving team defeated the New Mexico Lobos, 129-107 at Ute Natatorium Friday night. The Utes won nine of thirteen events, with the final three events being swam as exhibition for Utah, to improve to 4-1 overall, 3-0 MWC.
"It was nice to race at home again," said Head Coach Michael Litzinger. "It's nice to shake the cobwebs off before we face a very good TCU team tomorrow."
Utah jumped out to an early lead in the 400 medley relay with the `A' relay team of Leah Jensen, Ariane Kich, Meghan Demchuk and Shannon McQueen taking top honors with a time of 4 minutes, 00.41 seconds. The `C' relay team of Amy Barefield, Caitlin Tidwell, Amber Walter and Jennifer Fredsall placed second (4:02.70), followed by Utah's `B' team of Marissa Martin, Adrienne Coburn, Alison McInturff and Amber Walker in third place (4:04.87).
In the 1000 free, Rachael Curci and Meghan Fleisch finished first and second, respectively, to help increase Utah's lead over the Lobos. Curci finished in 10 minutes, 42.65 seconds, while Fleisch posted a time of 11 minutes, 08.67 seconds. Curci also won the 500 free with a time of 5 minutes, 14.16 seconds.
Fredsall took top honors in the 50 free with a time of 25.26 seconds, to edge out Jenna Syverson of New Mexico who finished with a 25.39 mark. Utah's Walker (25.52) and Jensen (25.74) finished third and fourth in the event. Fredsall also won the 100 free (54.95), with Walker placing second with a time of 55.61 seconds.
In the 200 IM, McInturff placed first with a time of 2 minutes, 10.19 seconds, followed by Kich's 2 minute, 16.51 seconds second-place time. Demchuk won the 200 fly with a time of 2 minutes, 09.52, while Blair placed third in the event with a time of 2 minutes, 11.70 seconds. In the 200 back, McQueen took top honors and Jensen placed third with times of 2:08.20 and 2:15.68, respectively.
In the 1-meter diving event, junior Kelsey Patterson finished first with a score of 312.22 points, 29.1 points ahead of second place. Freshman Anna Braszkewiecz placed third with 246.30 points.
Utah competed in the 3-meter diving, 200 breast and 400 free relay events as an exhibition event.
The Utah men's and women's teams are back in action tomorrow at 11 a.m. at Ute Natatorium when they take on the Horned Frogs of TCU.