Colorado State Women Win Second Straight Dual Over Rival Denver

2021 Pink Out Meet

  • Friday, October 15, 2021
  • Moby Pool, Fort Collins, Colorado
  • Results
  • Score: CSU 165, Denver 135

After snapping a 10-meet losing skid last season, the Colorado State Ram women picked up their second consecutive victory over the Denver Pioneers on Friday, outscoring them 165-135 at the Pink Out meet at Moby Pool.

CSU is riding a ton of momentum now, having swept the Intermountain Shootout last weekend as well.

“I think we’re taking it one meet at a time. End goal is always going to be midseason and conference, and then we’re just going to take it one meet at a time, try to beat them as best we can, and take our races as we can,” junior Sarah Mundy told CSU Athletics.

“We went into this, let’s shoot for an undefeated season, and I think we’re trying to prove that we are a really strong team. I think we’re showing it so far, and I think our confidence is building, which is always encouraging.”

The two teams won eight events apiece, but it was Colorado State’s depth that pushed them over the top. The Rams won both the 200 medley and 200 free relays, and had a pair of 1-2-3 sweeps in the distance events, both won by freshman Maya White.

White won the 500 free (5:10.13) and 1000 free (10:29.86), with senior Abbey Owenby and freshman Emily Chorpening taking second and third, respectively, in both races.

“I think just overall, we did so well today,” White said. “Being able to go first, that’s pretty cool as a freshman, too. I’m pretty surprised by that, but I love it. I kind of had some expectations, but I was also expecting my freshman year, with adjusting to everything, it wouldn’t be the same, it wouldn’t be normal. I was just hoping to stay pretty close to my times, but this is a lot better than what I was expecting, honestly.”

Senior Kristina Friedrichs was also a double winner, topping the 50 free (23.62) and 100 free (51.87) for the Rams. Friedrichs also played a key role in leading CSU to victory in both relays.

Denver had three swimmers with multiple individual victories, including freshman Jessica Maeda winning three times.

Maeda won the 100 breast (1:03.95), 200 breast (2:19.91) and 200 IM (2:08.72), while Natalie Arky claimed the 100 back (56.12) and 200 back (1:59.82) and Mia Moulden led the 100 fly (58.27) and 200 fly (2:06.66).

Colorado State followed up by defeating Colorado School of Mines and UMary the following day, and will be back in action on Friday when they host Idaho. Denver will travel to take on Air Force on Friday.

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About James Sutherland

James Sutherland

James swam five years at Laurentian University in Sudbury, Ontario, specializing in the 200 free, back and IM. He finished up his collegiate swimming career in 2018, graduating with a bachelor's degree in economics. In 2019 he completed his graduate degree in sports journalism. Prior to going to Laurentian, James swam …

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