Denver Women Take Dual at Colorado State
McCormick won four events, Bradley was a part of three wins and Myers won two freestyle races
Oct. 23, 2017
FORT COLLINS, Colo. - The University of Denver women's swimming and diving team defeated Colorado State in a dual on Saturday at Moby Pool. Due to an error in the scoring on Saturday, results were not made official until Monday. Denver won the meet 180.5-118.5.
Senior Morgan McCormick (Golden, Colo.) led the Pioneers by sweeping the two backstroke events, and leading off both relay wins for Denver on Saturday. Senior Heidi Bradley (Victoria, B.C.) tallied three wins on Saturday, taking the 100 fly and swimming on both the 200 medley and 400 free relays. Senior Maddie Myers (Arvada, Colo.) finished first in both the 200 free and 500 free, while junior Bailey Andison (Smiths Falls, Ontario) rounded out Denver's multiple-event winners with victories in the 100 breast and the 200 medley relay.
Denver led-off the meet with the aforementioned victory in the 200 medley relay. McCormick, Andison, Bradley and senior Morgan Wice-Roslin (Colorado Springs, Colo.) combined for a 1:44.26 to take the win by 0.61 seconds.
Sophomore Andi Johnston (Fort Collins, Colo.) and senior Karly Haraden (Ballston Spa, N.Y.) led Denver's distance swimmers with a 1-2 finish in the 1000 free. Johnston won the event by 5.5 seconds with a 10:33.42, while Haraden beat the first Colorado State swimmer by a little less than nine seconds with a 10:38.91.
Myers' win in the 200 free (1:53.77) gave Denver its third-straight event win to open the meet, followed closely behind freshman Aysia Leckie (Georgetown, Ontario), who touched second with a 1:54.59. McCormick followed up Myers' victory by touching first in the 100 back in 55.78, and later finished her backstroke sweep with a 2:01.62 in the 200 back.
Andison and junior Courtney Laird (Overland Park, Kan.) took the first 13 points up for grabs in the 100 breast, touching 1-2 with a 1:04.67 and a 1:05.23, respectively.
Denver's distance swimmers were back at it in the 500 free, taking the top three spots in the event and 16 of the 19 points. Myers won her second individual event of the day with a 5:02.22, followed by Johnston's 5:08.10 and junior Annelyse Tullier's (Dallas, Texas) 5:09.25.
The Pioneers' swimmers in the 100 fly took six of the top seven spots on Saturday afternoon. Bradley (56.51) led the pack, sophomore Josie Valette (Boulder, Colo.) finished second (57.09), sophomore Kylie Cronin (Marblehead, Mass.) touched third (58.14), sophomore Blair Williams (Saratoga Springs, N.Y.) finished fifth (1:00.26), junior Avery Niemann (Oklahoma City, Okla.) was clocked in sixth (1:00.68) and freshman Avery Stackle (Austin, Texas) touched seventh (1:01.07).
McCormick, junior Lauren Moden (Parker, Colo.), Leckie and Bradley closed out the dual meet win with a 3:29.28 in the 400 free relay to take first.
Sophomore Sammy Walker (Los Gatos, Calif.) led the Denver divers in the 1-meter with a second place finish and a score of 221.78. Freshman Zora Opalka (Bainbridge Island, Wash.) finished second to lead the Pioneers in the 3-meter (242.78).
Saturday's Event Winners:
1000 Free: Andi Johnston - 10:33.42
200 Free: Maddie Myers - 1:53.77
100 Back: Morgan McCormick - 55.78
100 Breast: Bailey Andison - 1:04.67
200 Back: Morgan McCormick - 2:01.62
500 Free: Maddie Myers - 5:02.22
100 Fly: Heidi Bradley - 56.51
The two programs will split up the following weekend, as the Denver men head to the Pacific Invite in Stockton, Calif., while the women head south east for the Dual-A-Palooza in New Orleans, La.
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