Wyoming Swim Teams Sweep Colorado School of Mines

Tracy Ringolsby

From the desk of Amy Dambro/Wyoming Athletic Department

GOLDEN – The Cowboys and Cowgirls swimming squads swept Colorado School of Mines, the men winning 111.5 to 93.5 and the women claiming 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 started with a bang, Wyoming winning the first two events of the meet. In the women’s 200 medley relay, the team of junior Katelyn Blattner, freshman Jesse Paxton, and sophomores Phoebe Browne and Sani Carsrud finished first 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.

In 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 came on the men’s side in the 1000 freestyle. Sophomore Ryan Netzel won 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 Cowgirls and Cowboys swept the 50 freestyle. On the women’s side, sophomore Kira Crane touched the wall with a time 24.71 to win the event, and fellow sophomore Avery Otto-Horn was fourth with a time of 25.69. Bouda earnied the victory on the men's side with a time of 21.22. Junior Alex Jaegers finished sixth in the event with a time of 22.71.

In the women’s 200 individual medley, Browne gomodjrf gotdy om 2:10.56, freshman Courtney Hughes came 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

Otto-Horn and Crane recorded a 1-2 finish in the women's 100-yard butterfly. Otto-Horn led 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 men's event touching the wall in 51.18.

Blattner took first in the women's 100-yard freestyle with a time of 53.25. 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. Mclean-Leonard who clocked a 58.08 on her way to a first place finish while sophomore Andrea Niemann finished second with a time of 1:00.43.

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

Freshman Thomas Diaz claimed the 500 freestyle with a time of 4:46.89 for first. Fellow freshman Daniel Cumnock-Francois was fourth 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 was first in a time of 1:08.78. Paxton finished second with a 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 .

The Cowgirls travel to Las Cruces to face New Mexico State next Saturday before returning to Laramie to host Washington State November and Colorado State on November 9. The Cowboys host the Corbett Invite in November 15.

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