* University of Wyoming press release

PHARR, Texas – Quinn Cynor claimed his first-career Western Athletic Conference title last year in the 200-yard butterfly. Friday, during Day 3 of the championships inside Pharr-PSJA-URGV Natatorium, Cynor diversified his resume with yet another crown.

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Cynor spearheaded the University of Wyoming’s effort, topping the field by more than a second in the 200-yard freestyle. He swam a 1:34.34 to claim the championship.

The Cowboys now sit in fourth place as a team with 334 points. UNLV leads the way, having accumulated 681 points, while Cal Baptist and Grand Canyon round out the top three with tallies of 489 and 474, respectively.

“We had an incredible day today, winning several races on the night and breaking school records,” head coach Dave Denniston said. “Our guys needed this level of excitement. It wasn’t a perfect day, but it was a great day packed with perfect moments for our men.”

Cynor wasn’t done having an eventful Friday. He set the school record in the 100-yard backstroke after he led off the 400-yard medley relay with a split of 47.29.

Cynor’s first leg jumpstarted another school record. The relay of Cynor, John Wargin, Gavin Smith and Quinn Teller set a new school high mark of 3:10.48.

“These guys put on a show tonight highlighted by the 400 medley relay that broke the school record to earn silver,” Denniston said. “All four guys had great splits to get the job done.”

Smith posted multiple school records, as well. He accomplished the other in the 100-yard butterfly, boasting a time of 47.01, which bested a record he previously held.

Smith enjoyed plenty of company in the finals of the 100 fly. Quinn Teller joined Smith on the podium, taking eighth, clocking in at 48.25.

Reilly Gilbert was ninth, swimming a 47.92. Preston Harrison touched 13th in a time of 48.44, while Jakob Borrman and Kellen Chadderdon were 15th and 16th, respectively, with times of 49.52 and 50.14.

It was a similar story in the 100-yard backstroke, as Cowboys crowded the finals field. Collin Davis led the way with a ninth-place finish after recording a time of 48.59.

Gilbert placed 10th after going a 48.80. Matt Lang took 13th, logging a time of 49.55, while Cameron Knox and Harrison were 14th and 16th, respectively, registering times of 50.30 and 52.52.

Caleb Ozenne gave Cynor some friendly company on the 200 free podium. He went a 1:37.37 to take fifth, and Adam Pannell was 12th, going a 1:39.76.

Andrew Ravegum placed seventh in the 400-yard individual medley, swimming a time of 3:54.82, and Derek Long took 14th after going a 4:05.80.

Christian Louie touched ninth in the 100-yard breaststroke, boasting a time of 54.63. Wargin wasn’t far behind in 10th after going a 54.79.

Day 4, the final day of the WAC Championships, is Saturday. The action commences at 9:30 a.m. with preliminary races.

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