Swimming & diving recap: Rams cap off competition season with win against Air Force
Feb. 2, 2013
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – In the final head-to-head competition of the season, the Rams didn’t back down, defeating Air Force, 157-143, Saturday afternoon at the Cadet Natatorium.
CSU’s obvious strengths were in the backstroke events. Breann Fuller led the backstroke team to sweep the top three spots in the 100 Backstroke, along with Jessica Shepard and Michelle Hawkins. Again in the 200 Backstroke, Fuller and Shepard took first and second, respectively. With the leadership of school-record holder Fuller, CSU can be confident in its backstroke core heading into the Mountain West Championship.
The divers were also unbeatable on the 1- and 3-Meter boards. The top four spots were claimed by CSU, with two athletes setting season top times. In first place, Maxelise Thorn set the fourth-highest scoring dive of the season on the 3-Meter boards with 271.72 points. Mary Kate Hardy scored just below Thorn, with 270.90 points, for second place and the fifth-highest score of the season.
The Rams again took the top four positions in the 1-Meter diving event, this time led by Paige Greely in first place. The freshman dominated the event with the highest score of the season—which had gone untouched since October—at 278.33.