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Lobos Drop Decision to NAU in the Pool

by Frank Mercogliano

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. — Freshman Katy McCarter took two individual wins in the 50-yard and 100-yard freestyle and also as the first leg of the 40-yard freestyle relay, but NAU went 1-2-3 in six events including both diving events as Northern Arizona won 180-115.  The loss dropped UNM to 2-2 on the season while Northern Arizona moved to 3-0.

New Mexico has one more meet before the Christmas break as the team will head to Houston November 18-20 for the Phil Hansel Invitational.

For UNM teams’ best performer was the rookie McCarter, who was a part of 60% of UNM’s wins on the day.  McCarter’s first win was a part of a 1-2-3 Lobo sweep in the 50-yard freestyle and she touched at 24.06, just ahead of teammates Borka Tomanova and Olivia Bishop.  McCarter also edged out Bishop ina photo finish in the 100-yard freestyle as well, edging Bishop.

It was Bishop who picked up one of UNM’s other wins with a nearly two-second win over NAU’s Maddy Rey in the 200-yard freestyle.  UNM’s other individual win came from Mari Aoki, who won the 400-individual medley.

McCarter, Tomanova, Marina, Olmstead and Bishop paired up for a 400-yard freestyle relay win to end the meet, but it wasn’t enough in terms of points.  NAU took advantage of 1-2-3 finishes in the 1000-yard free, the 100-yard breaststroke, the 200-yard breaststroke, the 500-yard free and both the 1 and 3-meter diving events.




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