The Aggie swimmers could only muster up one win against their rivals from the north as junior Jessica Legge won the 200 IM with a time of 2:11.68.
"Rivalry matches bring out some of the best racing,” assistant coach Rachel Judge said. “Today was a tough day for us in the pool, but we are doing all the right things to be competitive at the WAC Championship in a month.”
The Aggie divers, meanwhile, concluded participation at the AFA Diving Invite. The only event left for Saturday was the 3-meter springboard.
Unfortunately, no NM State diver finished in the top-12 during the preliminary round to make it to the final round.
Aggie sophomore Lauren Reifel had the best finish for NM State during the prelims. She finished in 18th place with a total score of 252.00. As in the 1-meter event on Friday, senior Jaymee Porter made it two Aggies in the top-20 after once again finishing in 20th place. Porter finished with a 243.35 total score. Sophomore Audrey Ruiz rounded out the NM State divers with a 35th-place finish at 226.25 total points.
Fellow WAC diver Paige Hunt of Idaho won the 3-meter event with a total score of 322.30.
“This was our fourth meet this month and we are tired from all the races,” Judge said. “We have a normal week ahead of us and then begin to taper for conference."
Both the NM State swimmers and divers now look forward to a month of practice in preparation for the WAC Championships in San Antonio, Texas. The conference tournament will begin on Wednesday, Feb. 26, and continue through Saturday, March 1.