SAN ANTONIO, Texas (Feb. 22)-The New Mexico State swimming and diving team began the 2012 WAC Championships with a pair of school records. After two relay events, the Aggies are in third place in the team standings with 64 points.
NM State opened the conference meet with a second-place showing in the 200-medley relay. The team of sophomore Terrin Seaver, freshman Jessica Legge, junior Beth Cate, and freshman Aliena Schmidtke not only set a school record but also had an NCAA 'B' cut with a time of 1:41.48.
"This was a strong start with two historic relays for our program," head coach Rick Pratt said. "Aliena really stood out and brought both home for us with some great splits. We had a couple nervous races, and we'll have to swim our own swims, but overall, this was a great start, and I am excited for day two."
In the second event of the night, the Aggies claimed fourth place in the 800-free relay and smashed the program record by over four seconds with a time of 7:22.47. The team of Seaver, junior Alex Fenton, Legge and Schmidtke also set an NCAA provisional time.
The WAC meet continues, Thursday, Feb. 23 with preliminaries starting at 10 a.m. and the finals are set for 5:30 p.m.