TUCSON, Ariz. – For the second-consecutive year, the New Mexico State women’s swimming and diving team began the new year by defeating Oregon State (149-138) and losing to the University of Arizona (92-202) in a three-way meet at the Hillenbrand Aquatic Center on the Arizona campus.
The Aggies concluded the 16-event meet on Friday by winning the final event, the 400 freestyle relay. The team of senior Terrin Seaver, freshman Erin Giles and sophomores Moranda Madero and Cassandra Rupp touched the wall first with a time of 3:34.95.
Individually, sophomore Dorottya Lennert had the best finish for NM State, a second-place finish during the 200 individual medley with a time of 2:10.43. Lennert also finished in third during the 200 fly (2:05.92) and in fourth during the 100 fly (57.03).
Seaver, meanwhile, finished in third place during both backstroke events. She finished the 100 back with a time of 57.16 and the 200 back in 2:03.29.
Junior Jessica Legge also had a top-5 finish. Her time of 1:05.32 in the 100 breast was good enough for fourth place.
Aggie fans can watch a replay of the meet this weekend. The PAC-12 Network produced the event for television and will air the meet on Saturday, Jan. 4, beginning at 6 p.m. (MT). Fans in the Las Cruces area can find the PAC-12 Network on Comcast Cable channel 284, Time Warner Cable channel 327 and Dish Network channel 413 and hopper channel 406. Unfortunately, the PAC-12 Network is not available for DirecTV customers.
The NM State squad will now return home to resume its WAC conference meets. The Aggies will host Idaho on Saturday, Jan. 18, at the NM State Natatorium. The dual meet is scheduled for an 11:30 a.m. (MT) start and is free to the public.