SAN ANTONIO, Texas (Feb. 27)-The New Mexico State swimming and diving team opened the WAC Championships with a pair of relays and a diving event.
After three events, the Aggies are in fourth place in the team standings with 80 points. NM State opened the conference meet with a fifth-place showing in the 200-medley relay. The team of junior Tricia Kiss, sophomore Jessica Legge, freshman Dorottya Lennert and junior Terrin Seaver finished the relay in a time of 1:41.92.
"We had an amazing start with every swimmer posting best times either on relays or in the time trials we did," head coach Rick Pratt said. "Our divers had a great start as well scoring important points. We have barely started the meet with only three events gone, but the results are a great sign for things to come."
Freshman Lauren Reifel paced the Aggies in the diving event with an eight-place finish. Freshman Audrey Ruiz and junior Jaymee Porter also scored for the Crimson and White in ninth place and 15th place, respectively.
The first night of competition ended with the 800-free relay. The Aggies touched the wall in fourth place (7:25.09) with the team of Seaver, freshman Nicole Brennecke, sophomore Kaitlyn Hogan and senior Alex Fenton.
The second day of the WAC Championships begins Thursday, Feb. 28 with preliminaries in the morning session.