COLORADO SPRINGS, Colorado, October 27. UNIVERSITY of New Mexico sophomore Ashley Grisdale led the Lobos to a win over Air Force on Saturday in Colorado Springs, Colo. UNM faced Air Force and Colorado State in a relocated meet from San Diego, Calif. The Lobos beat Air Force, 217-77, but lost to Colorado State, 171-128. The Lobos accumulated a total of 20 top-three finishes. A make-up meet with San Diego State has not been set.
Grisdale placed first in three events. Her first win came in the 200-yard butterfly with a time of 2:07.73, followed by the 100-yard butterfly (57.99) and the 200-yard IM (2:10.79).
Senior diver Carrie Quinn was another Lobo to secure multiple first-place finishes. Quinn won the 3-meter dive (279.55) as well as the 1-meter dive (264.35).
Junior Carly Hilo sealed another first-place finish for the Lobos in the 200-yard breaststroke with a time of 2:26.21.
The relay teams came out strong with second- and third-place finishes in the 200-yard medley relay. Second place was captured by Lisa Toelle, Theresa Rogers, Ashley Grisdale and Katrina McLoughlin with a time of 1:49.43. Coming in third was the team of Jennifer Patterson, Andrea Zarins, Nanette Wittenberg and Tori Clarridge at 1:51.36. A second-place finish also came from Theresa Rogers, Tori Clarridge, Sally Bellinger and Katrina McLoughlin in the 400-yard freestyle relay with a time of 3:39.04.
The Lobos are now 2-3 on the season, 1-3 in Mountain West Conference competition.
UNM will return to action on Saturday, November 3 at the Open Water National Championships in Lake Travis, Texas. The meet is scheduled to begin at 11 a.m.
Special thanks to UMN for contributing this report.