Natalie Edge won four events against Colorado State.
Jan. 19, 2008
SALT LAKE CITY - The University of Utah women's swimming and diving team closed out the 2007-08 home campaign with a victory of Colorado State on Saturday afternoon. The Utes took down the Rams by a score of 169.5-130.5.
"Colorado State is a very good team," comments head coach Greg Winslow. "Our team had a long day of training and for our women to come out and compete well like they did today is very promising for the conference championships coming up in February."
The Utes started strong with the 400 medley relay team of Shannon McQueen, Adrienne Coburn, Jennifer Fredsall and Annie VanLeeuwen winning with a time of 3:55:37. Utah used the strong start and continued to roll as freshman Natalie Edge won four events including the 200 free (1:54.34), 50 free (24.65), 100 free (53.63), and 400 free relay (3:32.48).
Beth Gunderson added a victory in the 100 back with a time of 58.56, while freshman Maiya Otsuka won the 200 breast (2:21.07) and 200 IM (2:09.25). Caitlin Tidwell won the 100 breast in a time of 1:06.83 and Kelly McIntyre placed first in the 200 fly with a time of 2:07.35.
On the diving end, both Kwan Ling Yu won the three-meter diving with a score of 292.73, and tied for first in the one-meter diving with a score of 262.12. Teammate Anna Braszkiewicz placed third in the three-meter diving (281.55) and fourth in the one-meter diving (248.62). Both divers have now qualified for the zone regionals in Oklahoma in March in the one and three-meter diving.
Next up for the Utes will be Wyoming on Friday, in Laramie, Wyo., at 5:00 p.m. Both the men and women will be competing.