FORT COLLINS, Colo. (Jan. 22)-The New Mexico State swimming and diving team won its second consecutive meet with a 156.5-143.5 victory at Colorado State.
“It was a total team effort and everyone brought energy to each race,” head coach Rick Pratt said. “This was a defining moment for our group and great to have strong performances in the final stages of getting ready for the conference meet.
The Aggies opened the meet with a win in the 400-medley relay with the team of freshman Terrin Seaver, senior Alannah Lawrence, sophomores Beth Cate and Alex Fenton, who earned their first win over Rams in the last 14 dual meets.
Senior Kelly Conrad paced the Aggies in the freestyle events with top honors in the 100 and 200 free, while she added a second-place finish in the 50 free. Fenton also contributed in the 100 and 200 free with second-place showings.
Cate won a pair of individual events against the Rams including the 500 free and 200 butterfly and finished in second in the 400 individual medley. Sophomore Hannah Ferrin followed with second in the 200 fly, and junior Brittney Moore was third in the 500 free.
In the breaststroke events,
Freshman Tricia Kiss supplied points for the Aggies with a victory in the 400 IM, and pair of third-place finishes in the 100 back and 200 back. In the 100 fly, Ferrin recorded a team-best third-place showing.
Junior Carly Smith led the Aggies in the diving events with a win on the 1-meter springboard and runner-up finish on the 3-meter. Senior Mariesa Cloud scored in third place on the 1-meter.
NM State concluded the meet with a victory in the 200-free relay thanks for Conrad, junior Gina Palombit, Seaver and Fenton.
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