Swimming Falls To Defending MWC Champ Utah 133-105
Nov. 11, 2006
SAN DIEGO - The San Diego State swimming and diving team put in a competitive performance before falling to the University of Utah, 133-105, Saturday afternoon at the Ray & Joan Kroc Community Center. The loss dropped SDSU to en even 4-4 on the season and 1-4 in the Mountain West Conference while the Utes improved to 4-0 overall and 2-0 in the MWC.
The Aztecs garnered a pair of first-place finishes on the afternoon, leading off with Brittany Daly's win in the 1,000 freestyle. Her time of 10:30.38 was half a minute better than her previous best this fall and is the top mark in the event for an Aztec in 2006. Senior Emily Parker finished second to Daly in the 1,000 free in a time of 19:35.38.
SDSU's other win came in the 200 breaststroke where freshman Jessica Morrill swam a personal best time of 2:24.00, improving on her previous low time by almost two seconds. Morrill, who won the 100 breast in Friday's meet against BYU, also swam the second leg of the 400 individual medley relay that finished second.
In the diving events, Aztec freshman Amy Freeberg took second place in the 1-meter and 3-meter. Her score of 250.79 in the low board was her highest point total of the season and ranks as the fourth-best mark on the SDSU record list. Freeberg's 254.69 points in the 3-meter event was also her personal best and is the second-best mark in school history.
Elsewhere, San Diego State also got runner-up finished from Kimberlee Frith in the 100 freestyle (53.66), Katie Smith in the 200 backstroke (2:08.21) and Daly in the 500 freestyle (5:08.32). In that 500 free race, the Aztecs also took third and fourth with Rosalie Raymond (third in 5:12.85) finishing just ahead of Parker (fourth in 5:13.63).
San Diego State will now prepare for its second road trip of the season as it will travel to Denton, Texas, on Friday, Nov. 17, to take on North Texas at 5:00 p.m. (CST).