The Colorado State women’s swimming and diving team got back on
the right track with a convincing victory over the University of
Denver. The Rams beat the Pioneers with a score of 162-81 while
winning 11 of the 13 events contested.
“This meet gave us a nice little rest from our aggressive meet
schedule,” said head coach John Mattos. “It was nice to swim our
athletes around and do things differently.”
The meet started off with a victory by the 400-medley relay team
composed of freshman Brette Winegarner, sophomore Lyndsey McCaslin,
senior Katie Peck and freshman Chandra Engs. The relay team won
with a time of 3 minutes, 57.66 seconds.
Seniors Corrine Hoffstetter and Kristin Schneider kept the
winning going in the 1,000 freestyle and 200 freestyle,
respectively. Hoffstetter won the 1,000 and Schneider won the 200
with a time of 1:54.42.
Sophomore Elizabeth Jones won the 50 freestyle with a time of
24.37 seconds, while Peck followed with a huge win in the 400 IM,
winning with a time of 4:33.98 – 10 seconds in front of second
Senior diver Lori Vigil continued her dominance with another win
in the 1-meter diving event. She won with a score of 271.65.
“I was proud when we had our athletes swimming in exhibition
prior to the start of the event,” Mattos said. “Many of our second,
third and fourth athletes were placing and coming through with some
The Rams stomped the Pioneers by 81 points, giving them a dual
meet record of 7-2 this season. With two meets left in the season
the Rams look to finish strong and head into the Mountain West
Conference Championships with an abundance of confidence.
“DU is up and coming,” Mattos said of the Pioneers. “They’ve
only been (Division-I) for two to three years so there is no
question they’ll get better and become a good, competitive in-state
rival for us.”