Cowgirls Swimmers Sitting 4th at MWC Championships

SAN ANTONIO, Texas  – Sophomore Karla Contreras and junior CeeJay Harris turned in point-producing peformances in the three-meter on Thursday, helping the Cowgirl Swimming and Diving team move into fourth place on the second day of the 2018 Mountain West Championship.Wyoming’s 383 points trail Boise state (491), San diego State (451.5) and Nevada (433).

 Contreras finished second with a season-high 340.14, while Harris placed 11th in the B Final with a mark of 253.68. Nevada’s Sharae Zheng repeated with a conference-record score of 424.53.

The Cowgirls’ 200 freestyle relay team earned points for UW in the first final of the evening. Junior Samantha Burke, senior Alanna Dassoff, senior Rachel McKivigan and junior Isobel Ryan clocked a season-best time of 1:31.98 to place seventh.

Sophomore Talita Te Flan was UW’s top finisher in the 500 freestyle. She recorded a time of 4:52.39 to place 14th. Senior Kelly Sheldon finished 16th with a mark of 4:56.17.

Burke led the way in the 200 individual medley, placing fifth with a time of 2:02.04. Her qualifying time of 2:01.35 was also a season best. Dassoff and junior Shannon Chelsvig picked up points for Wyoming in the B Final. Chelsvig placed 13th with a time of 2:03.35, just ahead of Dassoff who placed 14th with a time of 2:03.35.

Ryan swam a career race in the 50 freestyle, placing second with a time of 22.79. The mark set a personal best by one one-hundredth of a second, tallying critical points for the Cowgirls.

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