SDSU Swimming and Diving Downs New Mexico, 189-111
Nov. 15, 2005
SAN DIEGO - The San Diego State swimming and diving team got out to a fast start, winning the 200-yard medley relay and its next four individual events en route to a 189-111 triumph over New Mexico on Tuesday afternoon at Ray and Joan Kroc Community Center. Despite competing for the third time in five days, the Aztecs (1-3, 1-3 Mountain West Conference) won 10 individual and two relay events, and had 11 athletes set season-best marks.
Sophomores Diana MacManus and Lindsay Hnyda, and juniors Stella Karoly and Kimberlee Frith set the tone for SDSU, teaming up for a victory in the 200 medley relay with a time of 1 minute, 50.62 seconds in the first event of the meet. The Aztecs would go on to win the 1,000 freestyle, 200 free, 100 backstroke and 100 breaststroke before the Lobos (0-4, 0-4 MWC) got their first win in the 200 butterfly.
Freshman Kendal Twilling paced SDSU with three victories in the three races she competed in. She set season-best times in the 100 breast (1:08.77), 200 breast (2:25.92) and 200 individual medley (2:11.09).
The Aztecs also received a pair of first-place finishes from Frith and MacManus. Frith set a season team-best time in the 100 free (53.29) after winning the 200 free in 1:55.27 earlier in the day, while MacManus continued her dominance in the 100 back, clocking a 59.13. This season in the 100 back, MacManus has compiled a 65-3 record against her opponents and is 23-1 in MWC dual meets. She added a win in the 200 back (2:08.85).
In the meet's final race, the quartet of Peters, senior Emily Schmied, Karoly and Frith won the 400 free relay (3:35.97) in SDSU's fastest time of the season, edging out New Mexico's relay team by 0.13 seconds (3:36.10).
The Aztecs will be away from competition until Dec. 2, when they travel to Colorado Springs, Colo., for a meet against Colorado College and McMurray of Texas at 4 p.m.
SDSU 189, New Mexico 111
SDSU Top Three Individual Results Only
200 Medley Relay
400 Free Relay