New Mexico Win 11 Events in Victory over NMSU

New Mexico at New Mexico State

  • Jan. 19, 2019
  • New Mexico def. NM State 176.5-123.5
  • Results

Courtesy: New Mexico Athletics

LAS CRUCES, N.M— Behind victories in 11 out of 16 events and 29 finishes in the top three on the day, UNM defeated rival NMSU 176.5-123.5 on Saturday to extend its win streak in the rivalry to seven as well as its season win streak to three-straight meets and four-straight opponents.

The Lobos swept the relay events with senior Konoha Shinada contributing to both events.

Shinada, junior Breanna Wiercinski along with freshmen Katie Pollock and Hedda Øritsland started off the day with their third-straight win in the 200-yard medley relay with a time of 1:45.76.

In the 400-yard freestyle relay, Shinada, senior Adriana Palomino along with sophomores Matea Sumajstorcic and Klara Farkas claimed the victory, finishing the relay with a time of 3:31.83 to also earn their third-straight win in the 400-free relay.

Aiding the Lobos in their 53-point victory over the Aggies were the five events in which the Lobos finished in first- and second-place in the dual, including two wins by Oristland  and Palomino and two runner-up finishes by Sumajstorcic.

Farkas placed first (1:54.93) and Sumajstoricic placed second (1:55.56) in the 200-yard freestyle, while in the 100-yard backstroke, Oristland finished in first at 57.33 and Carol De Groote Tavares placed second with a final time of 58.51. In the 100-yard freestyle, Oristland placed first (51.73) followed by Palomino in second (53.17). Palomino took another win on the day in the 500-yard freestyle (5:04.05) along with Sumajstorcic who placed second (5:08.65). Lastly, in the 100-yard butterfly, Farkas placed first with a final time of 56.74 and Shinada in second with a time of 57.15.

In addition, the Lobos captured all three podium spots in the 1000-yard freestyle and in the 200-yard backstroke. In the 1000-yard freestyle, Palomino took the win touching the wall at 10:17.55, followed by freshman Bryndis Bolladottir (10:30.18) and freshman Jordan Hartley (10:57.38) in third. In the 200-yard backstroke, senior De Groote Tavares came in first with a final time of 2:05.75, freshman Mari Aoki took second (2:09.21) and senior Emily Huffer placed third (2:12.42).

Shinada tallied an individual win in the 50-yard freestyle with a final time of 24.24 and Wiercinski placed third after completing the event in 24.72.  In the 200-yard IM, Oristland finished in second (2:08.30) and De Groote Tavares placed third (2:11.61).

Junior Asami Terada placed third in the 100- and 200-yard breaststroke, touching the wall at 1:06.85 and 2:26.29, respectively. Also, freshman Priscila De la Pena placed third in the 200-yard butterfly with a final time of 2:08.87.

In the three-meter dive, Natasha Dark and Allyson Concepcion had back-to-back results with second- and third-place finishes after a final score of 268.20 and 265.57, respectively. Meanwhile, freshman Jocelyn Gallais and Concepcion also had back-to-back finishes in the one-meter dive with a final score of 257.03 and 256.28, respectively, to place second and third.

The Lobos will be back at home for their next meet on Feb. 2 at noon against Mountain West school Nevada, which will serve as Senior Day.

Courtesy: New Mexico State Athletics

LAS CRUCES, N.M. – The New Mexico State swimming and diving squad dropped a 176.5-123.5 decision to Battle of I-25 rival New Mexico at the NM State Swimming and Diving Complex on Saturday afternoon.

“There is a lot of energy and anticipation around the rivalry between NM State and UNM in all sports, however for us we always look at it as an opportunity to race against some of the most talented swimmer on our meet schedule,” said associate head coach Rachel Judge. “There were some genuine moments of greatness today in the pool and on the boards; I cannot remember a time in recent history that we beat UNM in diving on both 1 and 3 meter boards. This group has a lot of grit – we have 3 weeks to prepare to race GCU and then we will be getting ready for the WAC Championships.”

The Aggies started off the day with Barbora Krizanova, Hanna McGowan, Reagan Nentwich and Neza Kocijan finishing second in the 200 Medley relay at 1:45.86, just behind UNM’s squad at 1:45.76. In the next race, the 1000 Free, Moana Houde-Camirand came in fourth, the highest of all Aggies, with a time of 11:03.83.

Next, Grace Laporte (158.38), Airam Oliva-Aun (1:58.39) and Lauren Hemburrow finished third, fourth and fifth respectively in the 200 Free. Freshman Anabel Ivanov was the highest-placing Aggie in the 100 Back, finishing third in 58.68.

NM State then picked up a win from Hanna McGowan in the 100 Breast (1:04.45) while teammate Ashley Reynolds placed second (1:06.26). New Mexico State earned another win in the next race, the 200 Fly with Katherine Harston touching first at 2:06.68. Teammate Lanie McAlpin placed second with a time of 2:08.25. Next, the 50 free saw Kocijan with a second place finish at 24.30 while Makena Sutherland finished fourth at 24.90.

The Aggies then dropped the 100 Free and the 200 Back before Hanna McGowan won her second breaststroke of the day, the 200, with a time of 2:22.38. Afterwards, Harston placed third in the 500 Free (5:14.23), Nentwich third in the 100 Fly (59.05) and Krizanova second in the 200 IM (2:09.52).

New Mexico State then finished second in the days final event, the 400 Free, with Ivanov, Hemburrow, Oliva-Aun and Kocijan finishing in 3:32.14.

On the diving side, MacKinna Hauff continued her strong senior campaign by picking up a win in the 3m board with a score 286.13. Raina Brommer then won the 1m event at 282.60.

The New Mexico State swimming and diving team returns to the pool on Saturday, Feb. 9, at 11:30 a.m. (MT) when it hosts WAC rival Grand Canyon. The Divers are set to compete in the Air Force Academy Diving Invite on Friday, Feb. 1, and Saturday, Feb. 2, 2019, in Colorado Springs.

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