Cowboys Fall Short in Dual Against Utah in Green River
* University of Wyoming press release
GREEN RIVER -- The Wyoming Cowboy swimmers dropped a dual to Utah 158 -96 on Friday afternoon in Green River, as the Pokes and Utes met in the at the Green River High School Aquatic Center for the first time in seven years.
“We knew going in Utah was a better team., they have a lot more depth, a lot more talent than us.” UW head coach Dave Denniston said. “Charlie Clark did a great job for us winning that 1,000 and fighting all the way through the 400 IM, and Gavin Smith winning the 100 fly was also a great swim. I think, overall, we are a lot better than what we showed today.”
The Pokes finished the dual winning four events. Wyoming also recorded five second-place finishes and earned first and second in two different events.
In the individual events, Charlie Clark highlighted the day winning two of the three races he competed in, leading the way in 1000-yard freestyle (9a;34.98) and the 400-yard individual medley with a time of 4:07.42. Gavin Smith also touched first in the 100-yard butterfly with a time of 48.71.
The Cowboys swept the 400-yard individual medley. In addition to Clark’s first-place finish, Drew Ravegum touched second at 4:07.80. The Pokes also swept the 100-yard butterfly. After Smith’s finish, Preston Harrison took second, and Reilly Gilbert claimed third.
In other notable individual performances, Quinn Cynor took second in the 200-yard freestyle at 1;39.84 just finishing behind the Ute swimmer. Matthew Lang took second in the 50-yard freestyle at 21.08.
In relay action, the Cowboys placed first and second in the 200-yard freestyle relay. Cynor, Jakob Borrman, Lang and Quinn Teller swam a time of 1:22.75.
The Cowboys travel to Las Vegas with the Cowgirls, to compete against UNLV at Jim Reitz Pool on Jan. 26 and 27.
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