Women’s Swimming Dominates Western Friday

Steven Petrov
The Paw Print

Another homecoming week victory for Adams State University athletics as women’s swimming had their first meet of the season. Six pool records came crashing down Friday evening as the Lady Grizzlies had their first meet against Western State. Five of the fallen records belonged to the Grizzlies with one belonging to the Western and the final score of the meet favored the Grizzlies 159-92.
The first record to fall came in the first event of the meet, the 200-yard medley relay consisting of sophomores, Kelsie Baggs and Aspen Hann and freshman Eric Norton and Brianna Trujillo starting the season off with a solid time of 1:52.92.
The next record to fall came in the second event of the meet, the 1650-yard freestyle. For those of you who don’t know 1650 yard race is equivalent to one mile and takes a fair amount of endurance to race in a pool. Freshman Melissa Lopez swam a time on 19:11.42 crushing the former pool record by close to one minuet and is fast approaching the team record of 18:56.65 that was set in February 2012.
Sophomore Aspen Hann managed to snag two pool records in the 100 and 200-yard breast stroke, going times of 1:10.07 and 2:36.53 respectively.
The fifth pool record for the grizzlies came from freshman Marissa Mantzey in the 50-yard freestyle with a time of 25.09.
Western swimmer, Akemi King, took the pool record for the 200 yard butterfly with a 2:17.49 and one of the top finishes for Western during the meet.
With five records already down and plenty of strong swims from the Lady Grizzlies this season looks promising. After last season’s third place conference finish and the majority of last season’s team returning, the Grizzlies are on a path to another successful season.
Up next for both the Men and Women’s program is the Mesa State Mavericks here at Plachy Hall on September 2, 2013.

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