Swimming falters at New Mexico State
LAS CRUCES, N.M. – The Northern Colorado swimming & diving team ran into a tough New Mexico State team on Saturday afternoon and lost its third straight dual of the year, falling 174-110 to the Aggies.
Moldenhauer scored 232.28 points on the board, while Van Oost touched the wall in 2:13.17, a season-best time by over two seconds. The quartet of sophomore Gina Riggle, freshman Jessica Reed-Baum, junior Kira Alger and freshman Brenna Boese combined to swim a 1:39.58 for another season-best time.
Moldenhauer also placed second on the three-meter board after scoring 238.73.
Riggle posted the 10th-best time in school history in the 100 butterfly, finishing second in 59.70.
Freshman Casey Wolter, swimming her first collegiate 1000 yard freestyle, finished third with a time of 10:59.13, while freshman Gina Cernohous and Kellie Burke were right behind her in fourth and fifth.
Alger led a trio of Bears to the finish in the 200 free, finishing second with a time of 1:59.52 taking 0.38 off her previous season best. Sophomores Alicen Fair and Hannah Halstrom were behind her in 2:01.16 and 2:05.56, respectively. Alger also placed second in the 100 free after touching the wall in 54.55, while Halstrom was third in the 500 free with her season-best time of 5:23.22.
Senior Sammy Leonard also posted a season-best time, finishing second in the 100 back with a clocking of 1:00.83. Freshman Melissa Tillman (1:02.10) and sophomore Jamie Byrne (1:02.69) were right behind her in second and third.
In the 100 breaststroke, sophomore Renee Stephens placed third in 1:10.15, while freshman Jasmine Fryrear was third in the 200 butterfly with her time of 2:20.17 and Riggle timed a season-best 24.77 in the 50 free for a second-place finish. Stephens also came back to swim a 2:33.59 for third in the 200 breast.
Freshmen Hannah Abelein and Boese were third and fourth, respectively, in the 200 back after timing 2:08.76 and 2:13.75. Abelein dropped her career-best time by almost a second, which she established earlier in the week at New Mexico.
The Bears return home to host Northern Arizona on Nov. 11 at the Butler-Hancock pool with events beginning at 5 pm.