Lobos Open MW Championships in Houston – University of New Mexico Lobos athletics


HOUSTON, Texas — Alice English just missed an A-Final diving appearance by the slimmest of margins, but both she and Kristen Hepfer picked up points and UNM got 84 relay points as the Lobos opened up the 2024 Mountain West Championships with 108 points on day one.

San Diego State leads with 196 points.  The Lobos ended the day just 18 points out of fifth place on a good showing on the opening day, which consisted of the 1-Meter dive and a pair of relays.

In the 1-Meter, English placed ninth overall after prelims, missing an A-Final by just 0.60 points.  That put her in the B-Final, where she ended up 16th overall in the league after a missed opening dive hurt her score.  Kristen Hepfer finished 14th overall for UNM as the pair combined for 24 points.

In the first relay, the 200-yard medley, the Lobo quartet of Iryna Tsesiul, Ola Tomaszek, Jordan Foster, and Katy McCarter swam a 1:40.88 to finish eighth in the nine-team race, scoring 44 points.  The 1:04.88 was UNM’s best eighth-best 200-relay this year.

In the 800-yard, Sophia Corder, Layni Andrle, Maya Clise and Tahlia Micallef finished ninth in a race UNM has only competed in one other time this year. The 7:41.67 did shave almost eight full seconds off of the previous 800.

The competition continues with day two of four on Thursday at 10:30 Central/9:30 Mountain with the morning session before the 5:55 pm/4:55 pm Mountain evening session.



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