SAN ANTONIO, Texas – The New Mexico State women’s swimming and diving team stayed steady in third place after two days of the Western Athletic Conference Swimming and Diving Championships. The Aggies have a total of 204 points after Thursday’s second day at the Palo Alto College Aquatic Center.
The Aggies remained in third place, behind Northern Arizona and Idaho with 273 and 267 points respectively.
There were five women’s events on Thursday, the 500 free, 200 individual medley (IM), 50 free, 3- meter diving and the 200 free relay race.
Senior Tricia Kiss had the high finish of the day for the Aggies, a fourth-place finish in the 200 IM final. Kiss finished with a time of 2:02.75, good enough for 15 points. Her time was a career-high for the Aggie senior. NM State record holder and defending champ Jessica Legge finished in eighth place with a time of 2:06.74.
On the diving side, sophomore Lauren Reifel finished in fifth place during the 3-meter event with a career-high 290.50 points, marking 14 points for the Aggie team. Fellow sophomore Audrey Ruiz was right behind in seventh place with a 264.50 score. Senior Jaymee Porter, meanwhile, finished with a “B” cut best 274.60 score.
In other events, sophomores Mackenzie Soper and Emily Nightingale both marked points in the 500 free, sophomore Chelsey Reber finished in 11th with a season-best time of 23.87 in the 50 free and the NM State relay team of Erin Giles, Reber, Cassandra Rupp and sophomore Dorottya Lennert finished fifth in the 200 free relay.
The WAC Championships continue on Friday with six women’s events. Scheduled for Friday are the 400 Individual Medley (IM), 100 butterfly, 200 freestyle, 100 breaststroke, 100 backstroke and the 400 medley relay.