* University of Wyoming press release

PHARR, Texas –The Wyoming Cowboy swimming and diving team wrapped up action the second day of the Western Athletic Conference Championship inside the Pharr-PSJA-URGV Natatorium in Pharr, Texas on Thursday.

Wyoming set two top-five marks in school history and moved into fourth place in the team standings in another effort full of heart.

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“Our men swam with a lot of grit and broken hearts,” Wyoming head coach Dave Denniston said. “I’m really proud of the no quit attitude and the great energy they are all bringing to the pool to honor their teammates and friends. We have had some exciting swims, but they are all carrying a lot of weight for all of us.”

Andrew Ravegum finished fourth in the 200 individual medley with a time of 146.81. It was the third fastest time in school history and the fastest since Wade Nelson’s school record in 2017 of 1:45.00. His career best swim in the event was two seconds faster than his previous best.

“Andrew swam with great maturity today and it showed by cutting two seconds off his career best coming into the week,” Denniston said.

Caleb Ozenne finished sixth in the 500 freestyle with a time of 4:26.35, a half second faster than his prelim time. Adam Pannell dropped a second and a half off his prelim time to finish 10th and Gavin Smith finished 12th at 4:30.11. Quinn Cynor swam the prelims as an exhibition with a time of 4:20.02 honoring his teammate and friend Charlie Clark.

Wyoming finished fourth in the 200 freestyle relay with the team of Matt Lang, Quinn Teller, Reilly Gilbert and Cynor. They dropped a half second off their seed time.

Lang finished eighth in the 50 freestyle at 20.43 in the finals. He swam a 20.18 in the prelims for the fifth fastest mark in school history. Teller added points in the event finishing 14th at 20.48. Jakob Borrman finished 15th with a time of 20.53.

In the diving events, Bruno Grau added points for the Cowboys with an 11th place finish in the one-meter event with a score of 245.30.

The Cowboys moved into fourth place with 162 points. UNLV leads the field with 393 points followed by Cal Baptist with 281 points and Grand Canyon with 246.

The Cowboys return to action tomorrow morning at the WAC Swimming and Diving Championships.

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