Swimming & Diving


Denver Women Top Tulane, 158-66

Oct. 27, 2017

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NEW ORLEANS, La. The University of Denver women’s swimming and diving team opened the 2017 Dual-a-Pool-Ooza with a 158-66 victory over Tulane on Friday afternoon at the Reily Center Natatorium.

Senior Morgan McCormick (Golden, Colo.), junior Bailey Andison (Smiths Falls, Ontario), senior Heidi Bradley (Victoria, B.C.) and freshman Aysia Leckie (Georgetown, Ontario) all turned in three event wins on Friday, while senior Maddie Myers (Arvada, Colo.) swept the distance races once again for the Pioneers, winning the 500 (4:56.47) and 1000 (10:01.78) free. Senior Morgan Wice-Roslin (Colorado Springs, Colo.) rounded out Denver’s multiple-event winners with wins in the 50 free (23.66) and 100 Free Relay.

In diving on Friday, redshirt-senior Larissa Grammer (Olathe, Colo.) won the diving dual against Tulane, tallying a score of 241.30. Freshman Zora Opalka (Bainbridge Island, Wash.) was second in the dual with a 235.80.

Denver opened the meet with a win in the 400 free relay when the quartet of McCormick, Andison, Bradley and Leckie combined for a time of 3:45.22.

McCormick grabbed her first individual event win of the day with a 2:01.49 in the 200 backstroke, before later winning the 50 back with a time of 26.51.  

Denver’s breaststrokers took four of the top five spots against Tulane in the 200 on Friday. Andison led the event with a 2:16.74, followed by freshman Charlotte Simon’s (Saint Remy, France) third place finish (2:19.06), junior Courtney Laird’s (Overland Park, Kan.) fourth place finish (2:21.15) and freshman Emily Vandenberg’s (Ajax, Ontario) fifth place finish (2:21.49).

The Pioneers followed that up by taking the top three spots in the 100 butterfly. Bradley touched first with a 55.27, ahead of sophomores Kylie Cronin (Marblehead, Mass. – 56.11) and Josie Valette (Boulder, Colo. – 56.17).

Leckie’s individual event win on Friday came in the 100 free, where the Denver freshman touched the wall in 51.72. Andison’s second individual event win of the evening came in the 200 IM, when the two-time All-America honoree finished in 2:04.63.

In the 500 free, Denver took four of the five spots once again. Myers finished in 4:56.47 for the victory, while junior Annelyse Tullier (Dallas, Texas – 5:01.42), sophomore Andi Johnston (Fort Collins, Colo. – 5:07.10) and senior Karly Haraden (Ballston Spa, N.Y. – 5:09.76) took spots 3-5.

Denver’s 100 free relay team of Bradley, junior Lauren Moden (Parker, Colo.), Leckie and Wice-Roslin completed the dual event sweep for Denver with a 44.47.   

Friday’s Event Winners



W 3-Meter Diving: Larissa Grammer – 241.30

W 400 Medley Relay: Morgan McCormick, Bailey Andison, Heidi Bradley, Aysia Leckie – 3:45.22

W 1000 Free: Maddie Myers – 10:01.78

W 200 Back: Morgan McCormick -2:01.49

W 50 Free: Morgan Wice-Roslin – 23.66

W 200 Breast: Bailey Andison – 2:16.74

W 100 Fly: Heidi Bradley – 55.27

W 100 Free: Aysia Leckie – 51.72

W 50 Back: Morgan McCormick – 26.51

W 200 IM: Bailey Andison – 2:04.63

W 500 Free: Maddie Myers – 4:56.47

W 100 Free Relay: Heidi Bradley, Lauren Moden, Aysia Leckie, Morgan Wice-Roslin – 44.47

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