Swimming and Diving Hosts New Mexico Saturday
Courtesy: New Mexico State University  
Release:  02/01/2011


LAS CRUCES, N.M. (Feb. 1)-The New Mexico State swimming and diving hosts New Mexico, Saturday, Feb. 5 at noon, in the regular season finale at the NM State Natatorium. The meet is also senior day for the Aggies.


NM State is looking for its fourth consecutive win in the series over the Lobos. The Aggies defeated UNM, 158-142, Nov. 14, 2009, 178-105, Jan. 28, 2009, and 159-140, Jan. 31, 2008.


“This Saturday’s meet is important for several reasons,” head coach Rick Pratt said. “First, it’s our last chance to race before conference. We must be confident in our strategies and skills. It is also important because of the rivalry against UNM. They have tough distance swimmers and some young talents swimming well, not to mention great divers. We’ll have to take advantage of our depth in several events to win.”


In addition to the final tune-up prior to the WAC Championships, this is the final event for seniors Mariesa Cloud, Kelly Conrad, Theresa Illgen, Alannah Lawrence and Kelly Runestrand in Las Cruces.


“Most importantly it is the last dual meet for our five seniors, and what a great event for them to finish with,” Pratt said. “This class has done so much for our program and to recognize them during the second break of the meet will be an emotional event for sure. They were the first class to defeat UNM and several other programs in school history, and each one has scored in the top eight at the WAC Championships.”


Admission to the meet is free and the 3-meter springboard event begins at 11 a.m.


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