DU’s men’s and women’s swimming and diving programs participated in October competition with their first joint trip to Arizona State University on Oct. 29. The No. 31 men’s program (0-1) dropped 196-99 against the No. 37 ranked ASU Sun Devils (3-0). The No. 30 women’s program (3-2) fell 152.5-135.5 to the N0. 40 ranked ASU women (3-0).
Freshman Colin Gilbert (Kamloops, British Columbia) took first in the 1000 meter freestyle with a time of 9:12.84. Senior Andrew Torres (Arvada, Colorado) and Gilbert finished in second and third places in the men’s 200 yard butterfly with times of 1:49.67 and 1:50.88. Junior Anton Loncar (Hillsboro, Oregon) finished second place in both the 100 meter backstroke with a time of 48.95 and the 200 back finishing 1:46.20, earning an NCAA B standard, which is an invite for qualifications. Tim Cottam (Sydney, Australia) took second place in the 200 meter breaststroke with a time of 2:01.17.
Junior Morgan McCormick (Golden, Colorado) earned two NCAA B standard times after winning the 100 and 200 meter backstroke with times of 54.78 and 1:57.46. Junior Maddie Meyers (Arvada, Colorado) tied for first in the 400 meter butterfly with a time of 4:17.75, picking up an NCAA B standard. Myers also won the 1000 freestyle event, finishing 10:05.75. Senior Amanda Sanders (Superior, Colorado) was victorious in both the 200 and 100 meter breastroke events. Sanders earned an NCAA B Standard 2:15.19 in the 200 and had a time of 1:03.10 in the 100.
The men’s 200 meter freestyle relay team finished out the meet in second with a time of 1:20.60, just 0.03 behind ASU. The relay team consisted of freshman Sid Farber (Portland, Oregon), Cottam, senior Kyle Robrock (Savage, Minnesota) and junior Ray Bornman (Mackay, Queensland).
The men’s team previously returned from their opening meet of the season on Oct. 22 in Stockton, California at the Pacific Invitational. Denver left California with a 788 point victory.
The women’s team had hosted Colorado State University on Oct. 22, securing a 159-101 victory after winning 11 of 14 events.
Both swimming programs travel to Austin, Texas for a four-day Texas Invitational starting on Nov. 30. The men’s diving team will travel to California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo, California.