Cadence Pearson | Clarion

DU Men’s and Women’s Swim and Dive programs both topped the University of Wyoming swimming and diving teams in Laramie, Wyoming on Oct. 14. The DU men’s team held a 163 lead over the Pokes who scored 138. The DU women’s team, however, experienced a much closer race, winning by only 1 point. The final women’s score was 151.5 to the Poke’s 150.5.

For the Pioneer men, sophomore Sid Farber (Portland, Ore.) was a part of four event wins for the Pioneers, winning the two sprint freestyle events and anchoring both the 200 medley relay victory and the 400 free relay. Redshirt-freshman Stephen Calkins (Calgary, Alberta) and senior Anton Loncar (Hillsboro, Ore.) were both a part of three event wins. The freshman and senior duo accounted for one individual win and two relay wins.

The Crimson and Gold women competed in a close race as junior Bailey Andison (Smiths Falls, Ontario) and senior Heidi Bradley (Victoria, B.C.) both captured two individual event victories and were both a part of Denver’s 200 medley relay win. Senior Maddie Myers (Arvada, Colo.) swept the women’s distance races on Saturday to earn two individual event wins.

“I really appreciated the efforts our team threw out there today,” head coach Brian Schrader said. “Our women’s team’s effort was a great reminder of how much fun swimming and diving can be, and that it is a team sport where every point matters. It was a hard fought meet, and we got well-earned wins on both sides this afternoon.”

The Pioneer women’s team also faced the New Mexico swimming and diving team on Oct. 13, the day before their close win over Wyoming. The women won five individual events and two relays, topping New Mexico on Friday afternoon at El Pomar Natatorium with a final score of Denver 136, New Mexico 105.

During the women’s meet on Friday, Denver’s men’s program took part in an intersquad before their first dual meet tomorrow at Wyoming.

For the New Mexico matchup, Bradley led the way for the Pioneers in the meet with three event wins, recording a victory in the 100 butterfly (55.18) and relay wins in the 200 medley and the 400 free. Senior Morgan McCormick (Golden, Colo.) added a victory in the 100 back (55.64) and teamed up with Bradley in the 200 medley. Andison and freshman Aysia Leckie (Georgetown, Ontario) also swam on the 200 medley relay that finished in 1:44.28. Andison won the 100 breast and Leckie was a part of the 400 free relay to round out Denver’s multi-event winners on Friday.

The Pioneer men host Air Force for Homecoming on Oct. 20 at 5 p.m. The DU women’s team hits the road Oct. 21 as they head to Colorado State to face the Rams. The women’s team’s first swim is set for 12 p.m.