DU Relays Next Up for Wyoming Swimming and Diving
LARAMIE – Wyoming swimming and diving will head to Denver to compete in the DU Relays this Saturday at 1 p.m. The Cowboys and Cowgirls will be racing against Colorado School of Mines, Western Colorado and Denver University.
Last time out, UW hosted their annual Brown and Gold Alumni Meet at Corbett Pool. The Gold team came out on top beating the Brown squad 421-265.
“We had some really good races from our freshmen men,” Head Coach Dave Denniston said. “The meet was a good opportunity for the men’s and women’s squads to showcase their emerging talent from the younger athletes. I like what I’m seeing out of our younger stars and the leadership they have.”
Rather than a traditional swimming meet, the DU relays consist of strictly relay races. The day’s events include: the 200-medley relay, 3x300 freestyle relay, 3x100 butterfly relay, 3x100 backstroke relay, 3x100 breaststroke relay, 4x25 freestyle relay, 4x100 IM relay, crescendo 50-10-150-200 relay, 4x25 medley relay and the 4x100 freestyle relay.
“That’s what this meet is about, is racing,” Denniston added “With this meet falling at the beginning of the season, Wyoming will have a good opportunity to display their racing skills in some of our younger athletes and the veterans. At the end of the day they just really love to race.”
Last year at the DU Relays, both the Cowboys and Cowgirls took second place. Returning swimmer Jack Herron was a member of the 3x100 relay team that took first place at the meet last year. For the Cowgirls, sophomore Katelyn Blattner and junior Talita Te Flan return to the pool that their 3x500 team took first in during last year’s competition.
Following the DU Relays, the Cowgirls will return to the pool on Friday, Oct. 12 against New Mexico State. The meet will take place in Corbett Pool beginning at 5 p.m.