Jan. 16, 1998
SALT LAKE CITY--The Utah men's and women's swimming and diving teams swept New Mexico tonight, the men winning 164-76 and the women 139-94. The Utes won every event excluding the men's breast and women's IM and backstroke events.
First place performances include, Lisa Ripken (1000 and 500 free), Alisa Graham (200 free), Molly Lauber (50 free and 200 breast), Erin Blundell (200 fly), Emily Monroe (100 free), and Kristy Mayo (1 and 3-meter dives). For the men, Robert Renna (1000 free), Brian Lohrke (200 free), Johan Nystrom (50 and 100 free), Jon Wright (400 IM), Matt Chamberlain (200 fly and 500 free) and Mike Greene (200 back).
"We are right on track. We swam tough and both sides did well. It was the senior women's last meet and they gave a great performance. The women haven't won New Mexico in years and it's great to see improvement." Head Coach Dennis Tesch says.