Swimming & diving recap: Rams fail to produce win against SDSU, UC Davis
Nov. 5, 2011
By Sarah Thomsen
SAN DIEGO, Calif. -- The Rams lost to last year’s champions of the Mountain West and Big West conferences, San Diego State (181-114) and UC Davis (159-141), Saturday at the Aztec Aquaplex.
Coming down from a mile high to sea level, the Rams carried a slight edge in the longer races, and senior Jennifer Lamb took full advantage. Placing second in the 500 and 1000 Freestyle, Lamb totaled more points for CSU than any other Ram at the meet. Lamb finished in the 500 Free with a time of five minutes, 1.55 seconds and in the 1000 Free at 10:15.35.
Sophomore Yana Garvey stepped up, winning second in the 200 Backstroke (2:04.42) and third in the 100 Back (58.27), making her the only other CSU athlete besides Lamb to finish in the top three in two individual races.
In the 400 Free Relay, sophomore Maggie McShane, freshman Tess Simpson, junior Shelley Perkins and senior Kim Schemahorn flew past UC Davis and SDSU, scoring the win of the day with a combined time of 3:35.81.
Senior Shayna Solomon kept up her solid performance so far this season with two second-place finishes in the 1- and 3-meter diving competitions, with respective scores of 265.20 and 254.45.
With the shortest turnaround between meets this season, the Rams will face Northern Arizona Thursday at 5 p.m. at home in Moby Pool. Admission is free.