RMAC Men's Swimming & Diving Release #2
ASC men back in action Friday and Saturday at Intermountain Shootout
COLORADO SPRINGS – Click here to view the second regular season Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference swimming & diving release of the 2010-11 season. Wednesday’s release includes performers of the week, recent results, a list of upcoming meets, news and notes from around the league and a look at preseason league polls and awards.
The Grizzlies hosted the only RMAC action of the weekend at the Adams State Duals, and were joined by league members Colorado Mines and Mesa State in the Plachy Hall Pool. In the three-way dual, all three teams competed at the same time but were scored against both other teams separately.
Beginning their second year of competition ever, the ASC women fell in both duals but their score against the Mavericks was the second closes in six meetings, and their score against the Orediggers was the closest in four meetings.
Swimming in her first collegiate meet, freshman Jennell Higgs (Socorro, N.M.) was the only Grizzly to win an event on Saturday, as she posted a time of 2 minutes, 21.20 seconds in the women’s 200 fly, establishing new Adams State record by nearly six full seconds. Her 400 individual medley (IM) time of 5:12.24 was also a new school record. In all, the ASC women's swimmers set five new school marks in their opening action of the season.
The Grizzlies, in competition on the men’s side for the first time since the 1970s, fell in both of their duals on the day. Freshmen Taylor Rousell (Port Orchard, Wash.) and Cody Robson (Athens, Texas) posted the Grizzlies’ top individual finishes of the day. Rousell placed fifth in the men’s placed fifth in the 50 free with a time of 23.70 seconds, and Robson also notched a fifth-place finish in the 100 breast in 1:07.90.
ASC will be back in action this weekend, travelling to Grand Junction, Colo. on Friday and Saturday for the Intermountain Shootout hosted by Mesa State, where the Grizzlies will swim in three duals on each day, facing the Mavericks, the University of Utah and the Air Force Academy. On Friday and Saturday the Grizzly women will also be back in action in Grand Junction, Colo. for the Mesa State-hosted Intermountain Shootout. ASC will compete in four total duals against the Mavericks and Northern Colorado, scored similar to the Adams State Duals.
Other RMAC members will also begin their seasons, as Nebraska-Kearney will have a non-conference dual with Nebraska-Omaha and Grand Canyon (Ariz.) will be in action at the PCSC Pentathlon & Relay Meet.