LAS CRUCES, N.M. (OCT. 30)- The New Mexico State swimming and diving team takes its first road trip of the 2013-13 season to Albuquerque, N.M. The Aggies face New Mexico, Colorado State and San Diego State in a four-team, two-day meet, Friday, Nov. 2 at 3 p.m. and Saturday, Nov. 3 at 10 a.m.
The Aggies are returning to the pool following an alumni meet, Oct. 27, which consisted of nine swimming events and a diving exhibition.
"It was a lot of fun to race and reconnect with our alumni," head coach Rick Pratt said. "To have so many return and share their experiences and promote their pride in our program meant a lot to me and our swimmers."
NM State opened the 2012-13 regular season with a 155-145 win over Air Force, Oct. 13. The Aggies won 10 events in the victory.
"We definitely have to change our mindset coming off an alumni meet going into this Friday against UNM, CSU and SDSU," he said. "These are all great teams and are swimming well. UNM has some new energy going on with its new head coach Kunio Kono, and will give us a lot of challenges. They have depth in sprinting and some strong key players, not to mention excellent diving.
"SDSU is a top 25 level program and will be tough along with CSU, who are also swimming very fast. The format of the meet is different than anything we have done before and is spread out over two sessions. We'll get to see our swimmers race a lot in a short amount of time, and I am expecting us to compete. Our young squad has been working extremely hard and is learning every day. This will be a great experience and will prepare us well for the WAC Championship meet."