Aggie’s split duals on Saturday in Colorado

BOULDER, Col. – For the second time in as many days, the Aggies hit the pool at The Centennial State to compete. Today’s swim-only meeting consisted of a triangle match against the host Colorado School of Mines and Colorado State.

The Aggies went head-to-head against the Colorado School of Mines 139-83, but NM State was outplayed by Colorado State 150-72 in their matchup.

TO BATHE

  • The highlight of the day was the final of the day as a team from Aimee Burton, Naomi Slee, Elizabeth Cervantes Vanderlugt and Lindsay Puhalski combined to set a new pool record – hitting the wall in 3:33.79.
  • A pair of Aggies impressed early on in the 200 individual layers Lindsay Puhalski finished second in the event with a time of 2:11.01 during Fay McDonagh Puhalski joined on the podium with a time of 2:12.75 and finished third.
  • Naomi Slee also finished the following event strong, finishing second in the 200 Free with a time of 1:56.18.
  • The third runner-up was the Aggies Aimee Burton Who finished runner-up in the 50-free (25.06)
  • Perhaps the most exciting finish of the day with an Aggie came in the 500 Free As Naomi Slee passed Colorado State’s Olivia Leblanc to finish first in the distance event. Slee would reach the wall at 5:10.64 – just four hundredths of a second faster than her counterpart.

QUOTABLE | head coach Rick Pratt

“Despite the defeat, it was a great experience for our young team today. Traveling here for two back-to-back clashes is always a big challenge and gives us a great lesson in resilience. They came together as a team and got some better results from that end of the meeting.

“The final season today was a great sign that we are on our way to doing something special at the end of the year. They buy the process and we have to keep learning and working hard to be successful at the end of the season.”

++NM State++

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