Jan 252004
 
Authors: Andrew Woerpel

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

place.

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

wins.”

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.”

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