The men’s swimming and diving team took its first conference win Saturday against the Wyoming Cowboys while the women’s team fell to the Wyoming Cowgirls.The men’s team defeated the Wyoming Cowboys (2-1 overall and 0-1 in conference) by a score of 126-115. The women’s team lost its meet (3-1, 2-0) 146-97.
“This was a big victory for our men on the road today, and we’ll just look to improve on the women’s side,” said Richard Sybesma, head coach. “I felt like we swam very well being at a disadvantage because of the altitude.”
The men’s team (3-2 overall and 1-2 in conference) is currently fourth in the Mountain West Conference while the women (6-3, 1-3) sit in the seventh position in conference standings.
Both teams will swim against the San Diego State Aztecs on Nov. 18.
Following the San Diego State meet, the teams will travel to Las Vegas to participate in the UNLV Invite. The tournament begins on Dec. 16 and lasts until Dec. 18.
With the majority of their last meets being against conference opponents, both teams will have plenty of opportunities to get back in the race for division leader in the Mountain West before conference championships, which take place starting Feb. 21.