LARAMIE, WY - The University of Wyoming men's and women's swimming and diving teams remained undefeated in dual meets this season after two convincing victories over Mountain West Conference foe Utah Friday afternoon at Corbett Pool in Laramie. The Cowgirls beat the Utes 134-108 to improve their overall season dual record to 5-0, 3-0 in conference. The Cowboys improved their overall season dual record to 4-0, 2-0 in conference after a 143-98 victory over Utah.
Three Cowboys placed first in multiple events to help pace UW to the win. Senior co-captain Al Jarrell took first in the 200 IM (1:58.67) and the 200 breaststroke (2:13.13), sophomore diving sensation Oscar Delgado won both the one-meter (290.175) and three-meter (288.45) and freshman Damian Storz continued his strong rookie campaign with wins in the 1000 free (10:03.83) and the 200 butterfly (1:54.98).
Other individual winners for the Pokes were junior Jason Garman in the 50 free (22.13) and sophomore Guy Fulfer in the 100 free (48.20).
Five Cowgirls won their events on way to the team victory. Senior Emily Hollon took first in the 50 free (25.10), senior Jen Rice won the 200 free (1:58.82), sophomore Jennifer Schurz placed first in the 200 IM (2:14.33), freshman Angie Sax won the 200 butterfly (2:13.14) and freshman Darcrea Corey won the 200 backstroke (2:10.45).
"This victory was huge for our team," said UW head coach Tom Johnson. "Last year we lost convincingly to Utah's men's and women's teams. The women haven't beaten Utah in a long time so this is a great win for our program and it has given the girls a lot of confidence especially heading into the conference championships that we can finish in the top half of the conference."
Wyoming can't celebrate too much after today's victories as they take on conference power BYU Saturday at Corbett Pool.
"The men haven't won against Utah in quite some time also. They beat us by 50 points last year, but to win it like we did today really shows how much we have improved." Johnson said. " We have a real tough one tomorrow against BYU, they're loaded. I think the meet is going to be closer than I had originally thought. We are not going to get hammered like we did in Provo last year. I really think we are going to be much more competitive with BYU than we have in the past."