On its first road trip of the season, the CSU swimming and
diving team took fourth at the Rice Invitational, falling to Rice,
Texas Christian and Nevada, but finished with 15, top-five
“We did supremely well under the conditions,” said CSU head
coach John Mattos. “Considering that we flew down (Friday) morning,
had to be at the airport early and had delays here and there. When
you swim that afternoon, you do not expect too many great
performances that day. The next day we came back and we certainly
battled well. This is a meet for us just to get experience and
improve our times.”
Included in the 15 top-five finishes was Taylor Felton and Celea
Park, who finished in third and fourth place in the 100-yard
freestyle. Freshman Amy Abrams also stepped up this weekend by
taking second place in the 100-yard backstroke.
“Regardless, I think Abby Ller showed competitive potential and
Sarah Servold had a very good meet and so did both our
back-stokers,” Mattos said. “We had a lifetime best out of our
transfer breast-stroker Alyson Aggers. She performed quite well.
Real pleased with Lindsey McCaslin performance considering she just
had her appendix removed and had not been in the water for nearly
A few players on the team went down with injuries this
Elizabeth Jones and Chandra Engs both have the flu. McCaslin is
recovering from an appendix removal and Meika Weiner is still
feeling kinks from a shoulder injury from high school.
“A lot of us are sick this weekend or are just getting over
being sick (or injured). Hopefully by the UNLV meet (on Nov. 20) we
will be ready to go,” McCaslin said.
The Rams will not have a meet this weekend with the CSU
invitational being canceled, but that does not mean the Rams will
necessarily have an easy week.
“Right now, our prep will be normal prep, as we get ready for
our next MWC duel against UNLV,” Mattos said.