LAS CRUCES, N.M. – Northern
Arizona swimming and diving finished 1-1 in a double-dual meet
against New Mexico State and Northern Colorado on Saturday at the
NMSU Swimming and Diving Complex. The Lumberjacks defeated Northern
Colorado 224-75 and narrowly lost to New Mexico State 152-147.
NAU (1-1) racked up a number of top finishes in its first competition of the 2009-10 season. Freshman Fiona Connell won all three of her individual events, a list which included the 100 backstroke, 200 backstroke, and 200 individual medley.
Sophomore Kristin Jones and senior Rachael Foe also turned in quality swims in their respective races. Jones won the 1,000 freestyle with a time of 10:37.84, and finished third in the 500 freestyle as well. Foe swam a 57.44 in the 100 butterfly and picked up first place honors. She also finished second in the 50 freestyle.
The Lumberjack posted brilliant performances in the diving competition with junior Taryn Harris taking first place at the 1-meter and 3-meter. Harris won the 1-meter with a score of 261.75 and the 3-meter with 272.95 points.
NAU placed divers in the top three positions in the 3-meter with junior Lana Christensen and freshman Kristy Ardavanis finishing second and third, respectively. Christensen finished fifth in the 1-meter and Ardavanis placed sixth.
The Lumberjacks moved to 6-0 all-time against Northern Colorado. After 20 consecutive losses to NAU, New Mexico State has recorded three wins in a row and now sits at 3-20 all-time against the Lumberjacks.
May 3, 2010 Student-Athletes Honored with Golden Axe Award
May 2, 2010 Athletics Department Hands Out Annual Awards
April 27, 2010 Swimming and Diving's Connell Named Mid-Major All-America
April 9, 2010 Swimming and Diving Takes Part in Relay For Life
April 2, 2010 Swimming and Diving Puts 12 on Academic All-WAC Team
February 26, 2010 Connell Wins Gold, Harris Silver on Day Three at WAC Championships
February 25, 2010 Five Lumberjacks Advance to Finals at WAC Championships on Thursday
February 24, 2010 WAC To Stream Swimming & Diving Championships
February 24, 2010 Swimming and Diving on Top after First Day at WAC Championships
February 23, 2010 Swimming and Diving Set for 2010 WAC Championships
February 22, 2010 10 Questions with Swimming and Divings Rachael Foe
February 11, 2010 Swimming and Divings Harris Claims Second WAC Award
February 8, 2010 Swimming and Diving Earns CSCAA Team Academic Award
February 6, 2010 Swimming and Diving Splits in San Diego, Harris Sweeps Diving
February 5, 2010 Swimming and Diving Close Dual Schedule in San Diego
January 30, 2010 Diving Finishes up at Air Force Invitational
January 29, 2010 Diving Wraps First Day at Air Force Invitational
January 29, 2010 Diving Team in Action at Air Force Invitational
January 13, 2010 Ardavanis Selected WAC Diver of the Week
December 18, 2009 Swimming and Diving Set for Meet at Arizona State
December 1, 2009 Swimming and Diving Signs Two New Zealanders
November 25, 2009 Swimming and Diving's Harris Selected WAC Diver of the Week
November 18, 2009 Swimming and Diving Sweeps WAC Athlete of the Week
November 13, 2009 Connell Wins Four Events in Swimming and Divings Loss at Boise State
November 12, 2009 Swimming and Diving Squares off Against WAC-Rival Boise State
November 5, 2009 Swimming and Diving to Face Washington State in Home Opener
November 3, 2009 Connell Named Verizon Wireless WAC Swimmer of the Week
November 1, 2009 2009-10 NAU Swimming and Diving Media Guide Released
October 30, 2009 Swimming and Diving Opens Season with Double Dual Meet
October 15, 2009 Swimming and Diving Set for 27th Annual Blue vs. Gold Meet
September 25, 2009 Freshman Fiona Connell Top Scorer at 14th Annual Pentathlon
September 23, 2009 Swimming & Diving Starts 2009-10 Season with 14th Annual Pentathlon
June 30, 2009 Check in With Maria Hechanova: Intern in the City