This Saturday, the Mines swim and dive team hosted the Colorado College Tigers and ended the day with convincing wins. The women’s team defeated the Tigers 179-109 and the men emerged victorious by a score of 215.5-61.5.When all 32 swimming and diving events had been concluded, Mines had emerged victorious in 25 of them.
In the first event of the evening, CSM’s women’s teams finished first (Claire Collier, Katrin Gallup, Alanna Erickson, and Tasha Pfeiffer) and third (Shannon Pollmiller, Ali McCall, Jenna Parker, and Anna Corman) in the 200-yard Medley Relay. The men’s 200-yard Medley Relay also featured Mines teams finishing first (Zach Nahman, Kalen Rasmussen, Daniel Peter, and Ethan Pfeiffer) and third (Justin Dearden, Todd Brannon, Jack Schlenker, and Gabe Muir). Mines swimmers took the top two places in the women’s 1000-yard Freestyle (Cayla Wood and Madalyn Gort, respectively) and the top four places in the men’s event (Josh Graber, Cole Kuzawa, Cole Rosenbaum, and Cole Henry in order).
Lady Orediggers finished first (Hillary Knaebel), third (Brittany Holloway), fifth (Chanel Charbonneau) in the 200-yard Freestyle while the men’s team had swimmers finish first through third (Kyle Burt, Josh Schecter, Jack McElhannon respectively) and fifth (Kevin Lannen) in the same event. CSM took first (Collier), second (Monica Mick), and fifth (Pollmiller) in the women’s 100-yard Backstroke, while the men took the top four spots (Nahman, Brannon, Mack King, and Schlenker) in the same event. The 100-yard Breaststroke saw Mines women finish first (Gallup), third (McCall), and fifth (Corman), while Mines men finish first (Zack Gertig), tied for second (Rasmussen), fourth (Thomas McWhirter), and fifth (Justin Wahler).
CSM men took second through fifth in the 200-yard Butterfly (Reed Sanchez, Dylan Woldt, Kuzawa, Ryan France) and the ladies took second through fourth (Carrie Kralovec, Melanie Buckles, Nicole Kennedy). Mines swimmers finished second (Erickson), third (Parker), and fifth (Knaebel) in the 50-yard Freestyle while the men finished first (Gertig), second (William Porter), and fifth (Andrew Boissiere).
Over the rest of the afternoon, CSM swimmers would go on to win many more events, including the women’s one-meter dive (Melissa Ashwood), men’s 100-yard Freestyle (Pfeiffer), men’s and women’s 200-yard Backstroke (Nahman and Collier), and both men’s and women’s 200-yard Breaststroke (Wood and Dearden). The Orediggers also came away victorious in both 500-yard freestyle events (Kralovec and Porter), women’s three-meter Dive (Ashwood), both 200-yard Individual Medleys (Gallup and Peter), and both 400-yard Freestyle Relay events.
Both CSM swim and dive teams will look to keep up their momentum from this win when they both travel to Northern Colorado next weekend. That event kicks off at 5pm in Greeley on Friday, November 15th.