PROVO -- The BYU women's swimming and diving team rebounded from a loss the previous night to Colorado State to defeat New Mexico, 174-125, Saturday afternoon at the Richards Building pool.
Coach Stan Crump said he was pleased with his team's ability to move on from last night's loss and swim well against the Lobos.
After losing a number of close races last night, BYU came out and swam with determination, winning nine events in the meet.
Crump said he was impressed with the performance of Brittany Davis who won two events, the 200 free (1:55.59) and 200 back (2:07.43) and swam on the first place 200 free relay team (1:38.41).
Senior Lyndi Juvan won the first dual meet race of her collegiate career with her victory in the 100 fly, following her teammate Nikki Xanthos who won the first race of her collegiate career last night against the Rams. Xanthos also placed first in the 100 breast against the Lobos, finishing in a time of 1:05.79.
The victory improves the Cougars dual meet record in conference to 2-2. BYU will compete in two meets next week against Air Force and Wyoming before returning home to conclude its MWC schedule against Utah on Jan. 30 at 6 p.m.
PROVO -- The BYU women's swimming and diving team will resume MWC competition this weekend when it takes on Colorado State on Jan. 16 and New Mexico on Jan. 17 at the Richards Building pool.
Coach Stan Crump said he is looking forward to competing against Colorado State and New Mexico this weekend and that the meet will help him gauge how far his team has progressed this year.
"They (Colorado State) are awful good," Crump said. "They are the coaches pick to win the conference. We beat them at the Speedo Cup in November, but they didn't bring all of their swimmers."
Crump also said he is optimistic about how his team will swim this weekend and it will help the team prepare for the conference championships later this year.
"CSU is the team we have to beat if we want to win the conference," Crump said.
The Cougars competed against the Claremont Swim Club over the Christmas break, but haven't faced NCAA competition since the Speedo Cup in November. Crump said the long layoff may be a problem since his team has been training extra hard over the break, which may result in slower times initially.
Friday's meet against the Rams will start at 6 p.m. while Saturday's meet against the Lobos will begin at 12 p.m. Admission is free to the public.