Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.
HOUSTON, TX - The New Mexico State swimming and diving team placed second at the WAC Championships on Saturday. The team scored a cumulative 551 points to finish runners-up to NAU.
Natalie French swam an impressive race in the 1650-yard freestyle. The senior clocked in at 17:00.17 for third place. Picabo Bender placed sixth in the event with a time of 17:05.21.
Johanna Petersson also found herself on the podium as the freshman clocked in at 1:59.31 for third place in the 200-yard backstroke. In fourth was Alix Knagg, who finished with a time of 2:00.03.
Another top performance came from Lauren Wood who finished third in the 200-yard breaststroke. The sophomore claimed the event bronze with a time of 2:14.24.
The NM State 400-yard freestyle relay took fourth. The team composed of Bender, Sina Wegel, Ruby Rodriguez and Petersson combined for a time of 3:25.31. Continue Reading This Post >>