Women’s Swim and Dive show well against Western State

The Mines Women’s Swim and Dive team put on a good showing at their meet versus Western State on Saturday, as CSM individuals and teams combined to win seven of the thirteen events held. However, they ended up losing on total team scores 123-113.

The Lady Orediggers’ successes started with the first event, the 400-yard Medley Relay, in which Mines teams finished first (Monica Mick, Katrin Gallup, Claire Collier, Alanna Erickson) and fourth (Shannon Pollmiller, Ali McCall, Chanel Charbonneau, Tasha Pfeiffer). The 1000-yard Freestyle saw Mines swimmers finish fourth (Madalyn Gort) and fifth (Melanie Buckles). The third event of the day, the 200-yard Freestyle, had Mines swimmer Carrie Kralovec taking the win, along with a fourth place performance by Brittany Holloway and a fifth place finish by Jenna Parker.

Alanna Erickson won the 50-yard Freestyle, with Claire Collier finishing third and Tasha Pfeiffer finishing sixth. CSM dominated the 400-yard IM with Katrin Gallup winning and Cayla Wood finishing second. Melissa Ashwood finished second in the one-meter diving competition, and CSM swimmers finished second, third, and fourth in the 200-yard butterfly (Kralovec, Nicole Kennedy, and Pollmiller respectively). Brittany Holloway emerged victorious in the 100-yard Freestyle, while Jenna Parker finished fourth, and Chanel Charbonneau finished sixth. Claire Collier finished second in the 200-yard Backstroke while Monica Mick ended fourth and Shannon Pollmiller ended sixth, and Madalyn Gort and Charbonneau finished fourth and fifth in the 500-yard Freestyle. Katrin Gallup was the winner of the 200-yard Breaststroke with Cayla Wood and finishing third and Ali McCall finishing sixth. And in the final event of the day, CSM’s team of Alanna Erickson, Brittany Holloway, Carrie Kralovec, and Cayla Wood were the winners of the 800-yard Freestyle Relay, with the team of Melanie Buckles, Madalyn Gort, Nicole Kennedy, and Jenna Parker finishing third.

The Lady Orediggers will be back in action very soon, as they take on Colorado Mesa Sunday.

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