Kelsey Patterson won both diving events to help the Utes tally the program's first win at in Ft. Collins.
Jan. 13, 2005
FORT COLLINS, Colo. - The University of Utah women defeated the Colorado State Rams by a score of 157-85 to notch their first win in Ft. Collins in the history of the Ute program. The Utes claimed first place in 12 of the 13 events to improve to 5-0 on the season and 3-0 in MWC meets.
For the Utes, Marta Stepanczuk took top honors in the 1000 free (10:30.65) and the 500 free (5:03.40), while finishing second in the 200 free (1:55.87). Rachael Curci finished second in the 1000 free and the 500 free with times of 10:33.65 and 5:12.62 respectively.
Alison McInturff finished first in the 200 free with a time of 1:53.95 and Loren Sweny finished third (1:56.13) to help Utah claim the top three spots in the event. McInturff also won the 100 free with a 53.15 mark.
In the diving competitions, Kelsey Patterson finished first in both the 1-meter and 3-meter events with scores of 248.90 and 302.55 respectively. Amy Barefield won the 50 free (24.49) and Jamie Trapp claimed top honors in the 200 IM (2:08.84). Meghan Demchuk finished first in the 200 fly (2:07.27) with freshman Michelle Blair finishing second (2:08.37). Demchuk also placed third in the 200 IM with a 2:11.25 mark.
"I'm really proud of the team," said Head Coach Michael Litzinger. "This was a great win for us. We've never won at Colorado State before, and so it was nice to finally break that streak. They are always a well prepared team, and this is just another step towards our ultimate goal of winning the MWC."