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Lobos Fall to Ninth After Day Two of MW Championships

by Frank Mercogliano

COLLEGE STATION, Texas — Mari Aoki led the way for New Mexico on Day 2 of the Mountain West Championships, qualifying for the B Final in the 200-yard individual medley as UNM fell to ninth place after Day Two of the Mountain West Swimming and Diving Championships, taking place in College Station, Texas on the campus of Texas A&M.

The Lobos have 168 points and trail San Jose State by 49 points.

Aoki’s 16th place finish in the 200 IM was UNM’s best finish of the evening. She qualified for the B Final with a time of 2:04.75 and improved it slightly in the final, but it wasn’t enough to move any higher then 16th.  Aoki scored 11 points for UNM.

Paige Lyons was UNM’s only finals qualifier in the 500, recording a 24th place finish to net UNM an extra point.  In the 50 UNM fared better with both Borka Tomanova and Olivia Bishop making it to the C Final, where Tomanova finished second, good for 18th overall, scoring seven points.  Bishop was seventh in the heat and 23rd overall for two more points.

The bulk of UNM’s points came from the 400-yard medley relay as Maddie Deucher, Jordan Foster, Marina Olmstead and Bishop finished ninth, scoring 40 points.

UNM also picked up four points in the 3-meter dive as Daphne Scheck finished 22nd and Alexandra Robertson finished 24th.