Jan. 8, 2006
The Colorado State swimming and diving team placed second at the Matt Gribble Invitational hosted by the University of Miami Saturday. The Rams posted a score of 196. Virginia finished in first place with a team score of 332 and host Miami placed third with a team score of 103.
The Cavaliers finished in the top spot in nearly every event, but the Rams also posted som impressive finishes. Junior Brette Winegarner captured two second place finishes for the Rams with times of 1:00.44 in the 100 backstroke and a 1:01.96 in the 200 IM. Sophomore Karin Knudson also finished with a second place time of 24.28 in the 50 free.
The Rams' A relay of Lyndsey Cox, Chandra Engs, Rachelle Kula and Liz Jones finished posted a time of 1:49.84 in the 200 medley relay to also take home second place. Engs' time of 1:10.25 was good enough for third place in the 100 breaststroke. Jones also posted a top-five finish with a time of 25.02 in the 50 free, to capture fourth place.
Celes Parks finished in fourth place for the Rams inthe 500 freestyle event with a time of 5:17.04, while Cox was able to post a time of 1:02.03 in the 100 backstroke to finish in fifth place. Alyson Aggers rounded out the list of top-five finishers for the Rams with a 1:11.46 in teh 100 breaststroke. The Colorado State A relay of Knudson, Cox, Winegarner and Jones also finished in fourth place in the 200 free relay with a time of 1:41.80.
The Rams return to action in the Mountain West Conference when they travel to Utah, taking on BYU on Jan. 20 in Provo and Utah on Jan. 21 in Salt Lake City.