Feb. 3, 2012
By Sarah Thomsen
Athletic Media Relations
LARAMIE, Wyo.-- CSU lost to the Wyoming Cowgirls, their bitter rivals, Friday at Corbett Pool, 189-106. The Rams make their way back from Wyoming to face Air Force Saturday in Moby Pool at 1 p.m. for their final dual meet of the season.
The Rams (4-7 overall, 1-3 Mountain West) found it hard to swim with their usual speed and were overcome by the Cowgirls (6-3 overall, 3-1 MW).
“It was a very tough loss to take, a very tough loss, but my hats off to Wyoming,” Head Coach Chris Woodard said. “[Wyoming] swam very, very well and set a few pool records. They were definitely the best team tonight. But my team is suffering from a number of injuries and illnesses and they just didn’t show up.”
The Rams began the night strong with Shayna Solomon leading the team with a first-place finish in the 1-meter diving event with a score of 270.68. Solomon was followed by Mary Kate Hardy with a score of 258.3. Solomon would later earn a second win on the 3-meter boards.
Senior Jennifer Lamb took the only pool win of the night with her performance in the 1000 Freestyle. Lamb currently holds the school record in the 1000 Free at 10 minutes, .19 seconds.
Both Lamb and Solomon, along with senior teammates, Kristen Gropp, Fran Mathias, and Kim Schemahorn, will be honored Saturday before their final dual meet of the season and their collegiate career.
To celebrate Senior Recognition Day the Rams have paired up with the CSU Bookstore to give away green “Rams Splash” t-shirts to the first 100 students with their IDs.
“I expect that the kids who did well tonight will continue to swim tough,” Woodard said, “and the kids that didn’t have a great night—16 hours can make a big difference—and they will make sure to send these senior out on the right note.”
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