Rams get ready to race Pioneers

Senior diver Karin Knudson

Senior diver Karin Knudson

Nov. 1, 2007

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            The fourth home meet for the Rams will mark the first dual meeting of two in-state teams this season.  DU will bring its talent to the water this Friday to stir up some wake.

            Denver's recent victory over Air Force Academy has fueled the Pioneers.  After finishing third in conference last year Denver will bring a mix of returners and newcomers to Moby Pool.

            Last year's meet between the Rams and Pioneers ended in a 174-121 Rams.  Many of the outstanding athletes that played a role in that win, including Karin Knudson, Tara Staley and Annsley Lujan, are thriving this season as well.

            The teams will dive in at 4 p.m.


Mattos gets 200th

            Colorado State remained unblemished in the pool Saturday, picking up a pair of conference dual-meet victories, including the 200th win in the distinguished career of Head Coach John Mattos.

            Mattos earned his 100th win in 1993 and notes the 200th win as a long time coming.  He will appear at Thursday night's basketball game to be honored for such an outstanding achievement.


Colorado State swimmers and divers sweep first road trip

                Last weekend marked the first road meets for CSU's 2007-08 swimming and diving team.

            The meets, originally scheduled as quad duals at the University of California at San Diego (UCSD), shifted to Colorado Springs, Colo., after wildfires battered the San Diego area. San Diego State, initially scheduled to compete with the three other schools this weekend, did not take part in the competition.  Air Force agreed to host the event.

            The Rams earned a 171-128 triumph over New Mexico and ran away from Air Force, 204-92. A pair of underclassmen, sophomore Kathleen McCleary and freshman Michelle Price, continued to dominate for the Rams. McCleary captured both distance events, the 500 and 1,000 Free, while Price took both Backstroke events, the 100 and 200.

Another freshman sensation, Nicole Lynch, won the 100 Breaststroke in 1:07.08, the team's fastest 2007-08 time in that event.

            CSU improved to 4-0 in dual meets this season. The Rams also beat out 10 other teams at the Early Bird Invitational Oct. 19-20 in Fort Collins, and have yet to lose in five overall competitions.  Next on the CSU docket is another home dual, against Denver Friday.



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