Wyoming Tops Colorado School of Mines in Friday Dual

Wyoming vs. Colorado School of Mines

  • Oct. 25, 2019
  • Golden, Colorado
  • Men: Wyoming 111.5-93.5
  • Women: Wyoming 133-72
  • Results

Courtesy: Wyoming Athletics

GOLDEN, Colo. – The Cowboys and Cowgirls swimming squads were in action Friday night to take on the Colorado School of Mines in Golden. It would be a strong showing for both teams with the men’s squad winning 111.5-93.5 while the women’s squad earned a 133-72 victory.

“We had a successful day on both the men’s and women’s side against Colorado School of Mines,” head coach Dave Denniston said. “For the women, two Wyoming student-athletes stood out and had breakout performances. Hannah (Linde) won the 100 breaststroke in a time of 1:08.78, which is just shy of her career best and Avery (Otto-Horn) took the 100 butterfly with a comeback victory. On the men’s side, PJ (Musser) and Tyler (Klatt) are really showing solid leadership in winning their events and Thomas (Diaz) was strong in the 500 freestyle. Overall after a tough week of training, the team performed at a high level and with good energy for how hard they worked. We are set up for getting a little bit of rest next week.”

The meet would start with a bang for Wyoming as they would win the first two events of the meet. In the women’s 200 medley relay, the team of junior Katelyn Blattner, freshman Jesse Paxton, sophomores Phoebe Browne and Sani Carsrud took first touching the wall at 1:50.10. The team of junior Hannah Mclean-Leonard, senior Stephanie Grandin, junior Tanja Milanovic and senior Kiana Junior took second in the event with a time of 1:50.51.

The next event would be the men’s 200 medley relay where the team of freshman Andrew Rodriguez, junior Mitchell Hovis, sophomores James Bouda and Grant Sloan would touch the wall in first with a final time 1:34.24.

The first individual win of the night would come on the men’s side in the 1000 freestyle. Sophomore Ryan Netzel would take the event in dominant fashion finishing with a time of 9:51.73, which was over ten seconds faster than the second place finisher. Senior Jacob Harlan would take fourth on the event with a time of 10:12.35.

The 50 freestyle would be the next event the Cowgirls and Cowboys would sweep. On the women’s side, it would be sophomore Kira Crane who would win as she touched the wall with a time 24.71 while fellow sophomore Avery Otto-Horn would also score points in the event taking fourth with a time of 25.69. For the men, it would be Bouda earning the victory as he came in with a time of 21.22 to out touch the rest of the field. Junior Alex Jaegers would take sixth in the event with a final time of 22.71.

In the women’s 200 individual medley, Browne would earn a victory for the Cowgirls as she touched the wall at 2:10.56 for first place. Freshman Courtney Hughes would come in second with a time of 2:14.31 and Milanovic placed third with a time of 2:15.47.  This was the second meet in a row that the Cowgirls a 1-2-3 finish in the 200 IM.

Senior Tyler Klatt won the 200 IM as he clocked a final time of 1:55.12. Rodriguez would touch the wall in third with a time of 2:00.31 while senior Seth Borgert would finish one spot behind him with a final time of 2:00.85

The women’s 100 yard butterfly would be another strong event for the Cowgirls as the duo of Otto-Horn and Crane would record a 1-2 finish. Otto-Horn would lead the way finishing in first with a time of 59.81 while Crane followed with a time of 1:00.37. Senior PJ Musser brought home a first place victory in the same event touching the wall in 51.18.

Blattner took first in the 100-yard freestyle with a time of 53.25 while Sloan earned points for the Cowboys with his first place finish of 46.91.

It was another 1-2 finish for the Cowgirls in the 100 backstroke. This time it was led by Mclean-Leonard who clocked a 58.08 on her way to a first place finish while sophomore Andrea Niemann would finish in second with a time of 1:00.43.

On the men’s side in the 100 backstroke, Klatt would finish ahead of the rest of the field touching the wall in 51.42 while sophomore Miller Browne would finish in second with a time of 53.22.

The Cowboys would get their next win one event later in the 500 freestyle. This time it would be freshman Thomas Diaz  picking up a win as he swam to a time of 4:46.89 for first. Fellow freshman Daniel Cumnock-Francois would earn a fourth place finish in the event with a final time of 4:51.27. Harlan would finish one spot behind him in fifth with a time of 4:51.55.

In the women’s 100 breaststroke, junior Hannah Linde coming in first as she recorded a time of 1:08.78. Paxton would touch the wall in second with a final time of 1:09.60.

The Cowgirls would end the night the night with a victory in the 200 freestyle relay. The team of Carsrud, Junior, Otto-Horn and Mclean-Leonard placed first with a time of 1:38.36 to cap a solid night for both the Cowgirls and Cowboys.

The Cowgirls will stay very busy as they travel to Las Cruces to face New Mexico State on Saturday, Nov. 2 before returning to Laramie to host Washington State on Friday, Nov.8 and Colorado State on Saturday, Nov.9. The Cowboys will return to action Friday, Nov. 15 for the Corbett Invite.

Courtesy: Colorado School of Mines Athletics

GOLDEN, Colo. – Mia Wood’s three wins and two new pool records highlighted some quick early-season times as Colorado School of Mines hosted Wyoming Friday night in their home opener.

Mia Wood smashed her pool record in the 1,000-free among three event wins, while Migus Wong set a new facility mark of 57.34 seconds in the 100-breaststroke to highlight the meet. Mines battled with multiple event wins to push Division-I Wyoming as the men fell in a 111.5-93.5 scoreline, and the Cowgirls won the women’s meet 133-72.

Prior to the meet, Mines honored its four men’s seniors as they competed for the final time at home: Iain Bisset, Tyler Buck, Chance Dodds, and Seamus Millett. Friday’s meet was the lone men’s home competition of 2019-20.

Wong’s pool record in the 100-breaststroke came in the penultimate event as he won in 57.34 with a great finish over Wyoming’s Grant Sloan at 57.58. Wong’s time bests Sam Knott‘s previous record of 57.72 set last season. Freshman Cobi Wood scored a win in the 200-free in 1:45.05 with a terrific finish to out-touch Wyoming’s Miller Browne by a tenth.

The men’s 200-free relay finished the night with a win as Mines freshman Akira Williams anchored the Orediggers to a 1:26.37 time, out-touching Wyoming by a half-second. Jerry Birnbaum, Ian Kingsolver, and Sam LaPrade were on the relay with Williams. The Orediggers had multiple second-place finishes as well, including the 200-medley relay (Birnbaum, Peyton Scherschel, Charles Burroughs, Kingsolver) in 1:34.97; Josh Lee in the 1000-free in 10:03.02 and 500-free in 4:47.97; Scherschel in the 50-free (21.55); Wong in the 200-IM (1:56.15) and 100-fly (52.07); and Williams in the 100-free (47.80).

Wood was a triple winner in the 200-, 500- and 1000-frees, cruising in the latter early in the meet in 10:31.90. That time took nearly 11 seconds off her pool record of 10:42.59 set in the 2017-18 season, and with the altitude conversion sets an NCAA B mark early in the season. Wood also snuck under the NCAA B standard in the 500-free to win in 5:09.17, blowing out the field by more than 10 seconds, and won the 200-free by more than four seconds in 1:56.49.

Among the women’s second-place finishers were Amanda Blickensderfer in the 50-free (25.20) and 100-free (55.01) and the 200-free relay (Blickensderfer, Kori Davis, April Wood, Mia Wood) in 1:39.52.

In addition to Mines’ two pool records, Wyoming set three of their own as Tyler Klatt swam 1:55.12 in the men’s 200-IM, Phoebe Browne snapped the women’s 200-IM mark at 2:10.56, and the Cowgirls’ 200-free relay won in 1:38.36.

Mines will turn around and head to Adams State Saturday for a noon meet.

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