Oct 312004
Authors: Nate Ramos

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

two weeks.”

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.

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