HOUSTON, Texas – The New Mexico State women’s swimming and diving team concluded day one at the Phil Hansel Invitational, hosted by the University of Houston, on Thursday by marking 148 points and finishing the day in fifth place.
The day saw the final swim in the 500 free, 200 IM, 50 free, 3-meter diving as well as two relay races.
The high finisher for the Aggies on the day was junior Jessica Legge who finished in fourth place in the 200 IM with a time of 2:04.89 to score 15 points for NM State.
The 200 IM also saw sophomore Cassandra Rupp aid the Aggies with seven points after a second-place finish in the consolation final with a time of 2:06.41. Senior Tricia Kiss and sophomore Dorottya Lennert would also score for NM State during the event.
Sophomore Nicole Brennecke finished seventh in the 500 free with a time of 5:00.61 to score for the Aggies. Freshman Erin Giles, meanwhile, marked five points with a fourth-place finish in the 50 free consolation final.
NM State divers Lauren Reifel, Jaymee Porter and Audrey Ruiz scored a combined 15 points in the 3-meter to help the Aggie cause.
The Aggies started the day with an eighth place finish from the “A” team in the 200 free relay. NM State’s “B” team wasn’t far behind, finishing in 10th place. The team finished the day with sixth and ninth-place finishes in the 400 medley relay.
The Aggies continue to swim in Houston on Friday and conclude the invite on Saturday. Log on to NMStateSports.com for continued NM State individual and team results at the conclusion of each day’s events.