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Swimming and Diving Finish Up at MW Championships

by Frank Mercogliano

COLLEGE STATION, Texas — Olivia Bishop finished 13th in the 100-yard free and New Mexico had four swimmers score in the 1,650-yard freestyle as the UNM Lobos finished up at the Mountain West Championships in College Station, Texas.  New Mexico finished ninth in the competition, which was won by San Diego State.

Bishop came in fifth in the B Final for the 100-yard freestyle, scoring 14 points, the most by a UNM individual on the day.  However, UNM’s best event as a team was the 1,650 as the Lobos had four swimmers finish in the top-24.  Caitlyn Beery finished 15th at 17:10.96, 30.07 seconds behind the leader.  She scored 12 points, and she was joined by Paige Lyons in 19th (six points), Camila Batista in 21st (four points) and Emily Moylan in 23rd (two points).  The 24 points were the most in a single non-relay for UNM in the championships.  UNM lost out on a chance for more points when Josie Carpenter, who finished second in 2020 in this exact race false started.

In the 200 backstroke, Maddie Deucher scored points for the third time in the meet, finishing 21st for four points.  In the 200-yard breaststroke, Jordan Foster was UNM’s top finisher in 18th at 2:19.06, scoring seven points, and Raine Gavino chipped in an extra point with a 24th place finish.

In the platform dive, Hannah Tiendas finished 18th, scoring seven points, and she was joined by Alex Robertson in 22nd (three points) and Jocelyn Gallais in 23rd (two points).  In the final relay, the 400-yard free, Katy McCarter, Bishop, Jordan Foster, and Laura Benkova came in ninth for 40 team points.