Denver Women’s Swimming and Diving Heads to Colorado State Saturday
Pioneers travel to Fort Collins for third dual of the campaign
Oct. 19, 2017
DENVER – The University of Denver women’s swimming and diving program will hit the road for the second-straight Saturday when the Pioneers take on Colorado State in Fort Collins. First swim is set for 12 p.m. MT.
Order of Events
200 Medley Relay
1 meter dive during swimming break
3 meter dive during swimming break
400 Freestyle Relay
Denver Women’s Relays in the National Top 25
Summit League Swimmers and Diver of the Week
Denver senior Heidi Bradley (Victoria, B.C. ) and sophomore Sid Farber (Portland, Ore.) took the swimming honors for the first time in their careers, while sophomore Sammy Walker (Los Gatos, Calif.) earned her third Summit League Diver of the Week award on Tuesday.
Last Weekend – Friday vs. New Mexico
DENVER – The University of Denver women’s swimming and diving team won five individual events and two relays en-route to their first dual meet victory of 2017-18, topping New Mexico on Friday afternoon at El Pomar Natatorium.
Senior Heidi Bradley (Victoria, B.C.) led the way for the Pioneers with three event wins, recording a victory in the 100 butterfly (55.18), and relay wins in the 200 medley and the 400 free.
Classmate Morgan McCormick (Golden, Colo.) added a victory in the 100 back (55.64) and teamed up with Bradley in the 200 medley. Junior Bailey Andison (Smiths Falls, Ontario) and freshman Aysia Leckie (Georgetown, Ontario) also swam on the 200 medley relay that finished in 1:44.28, while Andison won the 100 breast and Leckie was a part of the 400 free relay to round out Denver’s multi-event winners on Friday.
Prior to the swimming events on Friday, sophomore Sammy Walker (Los Gatos, Calif.) earned an event win in her season opener, producing a 235.95 in the 1-meter dive. Walker was second in the 3-meter dive, turning in a 242.63.
Following the opening-relay win, Denver took nine of the 19 points in the 200 free with a 2-3-4 finish for senior Maddie Myers (Arvada, Colo. – 1:52.73), sophomore Josie Valette (Boulder, Colo. – 1:55.35) and sophomore Andi Johnston (Fort Collins, Colo. – 1:56.92).
Freshman Emily Vandenberg (Ajax, Ontario) won Denver’s first individual event of the campaign, touching the wall first in the 400 IM. Vandenberg won the event by 3.16 seconds with a 4:31.23. Classmate Charlotte Simon (Saint Remy, France) made it a 1-2 finish with her 4:34.39.
Sophomore Kylie Cronin (Marblehead, Mass. – 57.29) and Andison (57.56) combined for five points in the 100 fly to add to Bradley’s victory for the Pioneers.
Denver’s freestyle swimmers finished 2-3-4 in the 100 free. Leckie touched second with a 52.62, junior Lauren Moden (Parker, Colo.) finished third in 52.98 and senior Morgan Wice-Roslin (Colorado Springs, Colo.) earned a fourth-place finish with a 53.01.
In the lone distance swim of the afternoon, Myers finished second, touching in 5:01.09 in the 500 free.
McCormick won the 100 back, and Denver earned 15 of the 19 points in the event as junior Annelyse Tullier (Dallas, Texas), Simon and freshman Avery Stackle (Austin, Texas) all finished within a second of each other to sweep positions 2-5.
Andison and junior Courtney Laird (Overland Park, Kan.) swam a competitive 100 breast, but Andison extended her lead in the final 25 yards to finish in 1:04.78.
To close out the meet, Denver won the 400 free relay as Moden, Bradley, Wice-Roslin and Leckie combined for a 3:29.57.
Last Weekend – Saturday at Wyoming (L, 150.5-149.5)
Denver’s women’s program heads to Colorado State Saturday afternoon for a meet set to begin at 12 p.m. MT. 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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