ALBQUERQUE, N.M. (Nov. 3)-In the first road trip of the 2012-13 season, the New Mexico State swimming and diving team defeated Colorado State, 182.5-151.5, in a four-team, two-day meet in Albuquerque, N.M. The Aggies fell to No. 16 San Diego State, 192-130, and in-state rival New Mexico, 195-138.
"Not a good feeling to come up here and lose, but more so just to swim the way we did," head coach Rick Pratt said. "We weren't very sharp. We swam stiff. We didn't have a lot of speed and a couple of races didn't go our way. So when that happens it is easier to lose. It was great to beat Colorado State. We did some things well. I thought our distance group did a fine job. In the longer events, we finished our races okay. It's November, and we are working hard, and I'm confident we will be a lot better in the spring."
Sophomore Jessica Legge paced the Aggies in the 200 breaststroke with a second-place showing, while she added a fourth-place finish in the 200 individual medley. Junior Tricia Kiss followed in the 200 IM in fifth, and she was fourth in the 200 back.
In the distance freestyle events, freshman Nicole Brennecke led the Aggies with third-places finishes in the 500 free and 1,000 free. She also was third in the 200 free behind senior Alex Fenton.
The Aggie relays finished third in the 200-medley relay with Kiss, Legge, freshman Dorottya Lennert and Fenton. NM State placed fifth in the 400-medley relay.