FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (Dec. 1)-In its first WAC meet of the season, the New Mexico State swimming and diving team suffered a 176-116 loss at Northern Arizona.
Sophomore Jessica Legge led the way for the Aggies with a victory in the 100-meter breaststroke. Junior Tricia Kiss scored for the Aggies with a pair of runner-up finishes in the 100 back and 200 breast. Senior Terrin Seaver recorded a second-place finish in the 200 back and third-place showing in the 50 free.
"This was a tough trip, and despite some great swims, it is hard to lose like that," head coach Rick Pratt said. "It is easy to make excuses right now, and I won't do that. We are better than the results show, and hats off to NAU, who swam really well. We've got to learn from this and keep working towards our goals for the end of the year. I am confident we are doing the right things to swim well in February, and that is most important."
A freshman duo paced the Aggies in the distance freestyle events with Emily Nightingale taking second place in the 800 free. Nicole Brennecke finished second in the 400 free and third in the 200 free. In the 50 free, senior Alex Fenton posted a team-best second-place finish. Freshman diver Lauren Reifel also scored with a third-place finish on the 3-meter springboard.
After the New Year, the Aggies face a pair of Pac-12 opponents, Arizona and Oregon State, Jan. 4, in Tucson, Ariz.