Saturday Oct. 20
Colorado State at Denver, Denver, Colo.
South Dakota at North Dakota, Grand Forks, N.D.
Northern Arizona at New Mexico, Albuquerque, N.M.
*Seattle U at CSU Bakersfield, Bakersfield, Calif.
The Roadrunners open the 2012-13 season Oct. 20 with a dual against Seattle University ... CSU Bakersfield joins the WAC as an affiliate member this season ... they will be the full members in 2013-14 ... the Roadrunners will look to build off their seventh-place finish at last year's MPSF Championships.
Denver women's swimming and diving squad finished second to Wyoming at the Denver Relays ... junior Gretchen Cohen, freshman Kristyna Kolarova, senior Bailey Beins and freshman Zoe Huddleston took first in the women's 200-medley relay with a time of 1:22.90 ... sophomore Drew Matthews, Beins and sophomore Samantha Corea gave DU another first place finish in the 300-butterfly relay (2:51.20) ... Bridgette McNally and senior Alex Suppan teamed to win the 300-breaststroke relay with a time of 2:50.30.
Sophomore Rachel Millet won three individual events and junior Megan Venlos and freshman Jamie Sterbis both won two as the University of Idaho Swimming and Diving team defeated conference foe Seattle University, 175-86 ... the Vandals dominated across the board by winning 14 events, giving them their first WAC win of the season ... Millet won the 50-, 500- and 1000-yard freestyle events ... she also won three individual events last week against Boise State University ... Idaho will face off against the Air Force Academy Nov. 2, at Colorado Springs, and against the University of Denver, Nov. 3 at Denver.
New Mexico State (1-0)
The New Mexico State swimming and diving team began the 2012-13 season with a 155-145 win over Air Force at the NM State Natatorium ... the Aggies opened the meet with a more than a three-second win in the 200-medley relay with junior Tricia Kiss, sophomore Jessica Legge, junior Terrin Seaver and freshman Chelsey Reber setting the tone ... junior diver Jaymee Porter swept the diving events with her first career victories on the 1-meter and 3-meter ... freshman Lauren Reifel contributed with a third-place finish on the 1-meter ... junior Alex Fenton led the way in the freestyle events for the Aggies with a victory in the 100-free and runner-up showings in the 50-free and 200-free.
North Dakota (2-2)
The University of North Dakota women's swimming and diving teams opened their 2012-13 season Friday, hosting St. Cloud State and Nebraska at the Hyslop pool. UND came away with a split, defeating SCSU 147-85 while falling to NU, 135-97 ... Caitlin Quon started her collegiate career on a nice note, winning the 1000-meter freestyle in 10:28.21 ... Quon followed-up her impressive showing in Friday's season-opening meet by winning a pair of events Saturday in duals against Nebraska and St. Cloud State. UND defeated SCSU, 146-78 and lost to the Huskers, 160-64 ... UND will host the University of South Dakota next Saturday at Hyslop pool. Action is set to begin at 1:00 p.m.
Northern Arizona (1-0)
The NAU swimming & diving team won three of six events vs. Arizona State and defeated the Sun Devils, 57-49, in a mixed relay dual with the Arizona State men's swimming team on Saturday in Wall Aquatic Center ... the Lumberjacks earned their first win over the Sun Devils in program history ... the Lumberjack quarter of freshman Alex Huff, junior Jordan Burnes, sophomore Alexis Juergens, and freshman Ellie Morrissey touched first in the 200-medley relay in 1:59.47 ... the Lumberjacks begin the traditional dual meet portion of their season next week with a dual at noon next Saturday at New Mexico.
The Northern Colorado Swimming & Diving team started the season by winning all 21 events at the Intermountain Shootout, hosted by Colorado Mesa on Oct. 5-6 ... the Bears swept the top three spots in 18 of those 21 events ... freshmen Erika Etz and Sarah Miller each won two events for the Bears ... Ellè Gawronska won one to give first-year swimmers five individual titles ... senior Sara Moldenhauer won the one-meter with a score of 225.40, as well as the three-meter with a point total of 235.40 ... the Bears take a short break from competition, returning to the pool to host Air Force on Oct. 26 in the Butler-Hancock Pool.
San Jose State (0-1)
Competing in only five events, San Jose State broke three pool and three meet records as the Spartans' women's swimming and diving team took second in the first day of the Early Bird Invitational ... the 200-Medley Relay team of Christina Bruni, Darcie Anderson, Ashlyn Acosta, and Marisa DeWames started the Spartans' record-setting day finishing third at 1:45.61 and bettered the previous pool mark of 1:46.13 and meet record of 1:47.20 ... Julia Craddock posted pool and meet record times of 5:02.68 in the 500-Free and a 2:07.18 in the 200-IM.
Seattle U (0-2)
Kevlyn Richards won two as the Seattle University women's swim team started the 2012-13 competition season with a 179-83 loss to Washington State ... Richards also won two events in Seattle's 175-86 loss to Idaho ... she scored victories in the 100-breaststroke (1:05.24,1:05.64) and the 200 -breaststroke (2:24.85, 2:23.33) ... the Seattle University swim teams will head south for a dual meet against CSU Bakersfield next Saturday, Oct. 20, beginning at 12 p.m.
Athletes of the Week
North Dakota's Caitlin Quon and New Mexico State's Jaymee Porter have been named the Western Athletic Conference Swimmer and Diver of the Week, respectively, for Oct. 8-14.
Quon, a freshman from Richmond, British Columbia (A.R. MacNeill Sec. School), started her collegiate career on a nice note, winning the 1000 meter freestyle in 10:28.21, nearly nine seconds ahead of the closest competition in Friday night's meet. Quon continued her nice collegiate start on Saturday by winning a pair of events. She started the meet with a win in the 1650 freestyle, touching in 17:38.40, more than 13 seconds better than the field. She also won the 400 IM with ease, clocking a 4:34.54 time. Quon also recorded second-place finishes in the 500 freestyle (5:10.54) and the 200 IM (2:11.06).
Porter, a junior from Vancouver, British Colombia (R.E. Mountain), swept the diving events in the season-opening win over Air Force. She won her first two collegiate events with a meet-best 219.08 points on the 1-meter boards. Porter tallied a 223.05 on the 3-meter event.