Cowboy Swimmers Swamp Colorado School of Mines

From the desk of Amy Dambro

LARAMIE – The Cowboy swimming team won 11 of 14 events en route to a 163-96 win over the Colorado School of Mines on Friday at Corbett Pool.

The Cowboys also swept the top three spots in the 50-yard freestyle, 200-yard freestyle, 500-yard freestyle, 100-yard backstroke and 200-yard backstroke

“It was a good team performance,” head coach Dave Denniston said. “It was a good opportunity for these two teams to race. There were some great swims today from athletes who don’t normally compete in those events.”

The Cowboys started things off strong with a first and second place finishes in the first event of the evening, the 400-yard medley relay. The team of Sean Calkins, Liam Holt, Austin Crump and Liam Metzsch touched the wall first in 3:29.76. Following in second place was the team of Alex Jaegers Mitchell Hovis, Jack Scafuri and Grant Sloan in 3:34.23.

David Murphy claimed individual victories in the 100-yard breaststroke in 56.49, and the 100-yard freestyle in 46.83. Ryan Netzel also claimed individual first place finishes in the 1000-yard freestyle and the 500-yard freestyle with times of 9:59.12 and 4:45.16.

Austin Crump and Brayden Love earned the top two spots in the 200-yard butterfly with times of 1:57.38 and 1:59.36. James Bouda hit the wall in a time of 21.41 followed closely by PJ Musser at 21.51 in the 50 freestyle.

In the 200-yard backstroke, Sean Calkins touched the wall first in 1:56.71 followed by Miller Browne finishing second in 2:01.90 and Alex Jaegers in 2:03.69. Jacob Harlan earned a win in the 200-yard freestyle with a time of 1:44.15.

The Cowboys will return to action on Thurs., Nov 15 for the Corbett Invite in Laramie, Wyoming. The Cowgirls return to the pool on Fri., Nov. 9 against Washington State and Sat., Nov. 10 against the Idaho Vandals.