Swimming and Diving Hosts 28th Annual Blue vs. Gold Meet

Swimming and Diving Hosts 28th Annual Blue vs. Gold Meet

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Northern Arizona swimming and diving competes in its second competition of the fall season with the 28th annual Blue vs. Gold meet at the Wall Aquatic Center at 2 p.m. on Friday, October 15. 

Blue vs. Gold is an intrasquad competition dividing the Lumberjacks into teams competing in a 12-event meet.  The Gold team won its second consecutive meet last year, 121.5-70.5.

The Lumberjacks opened the year two weeks ago with the 15th Annual Pentathlon.  Sophomore Fi Connell won the meet for the second consecutive year.

NAU opens the regular season at the Vandal Relays in Moscow, Idaho on Thursday, November 11.  The Lumberjacks then face Washington State on Friday, November 12 and Idaho on Saturday, November 13.


Blue Team

Andrea Derflinger, Swimming

Ashani Gottlieb, Swimming

Cassie Anderson, Diving

Chalene Dirks-Ryan, Swimming

Danielle Palbykin, Swimming

Jane Wakefield, Diving

Jordan Burnes, Swimming

Lana Christensen, Diving

Meredith Egloria, Swimming

Monica Veit, Swimming

Rachel Palmer, Swimming

Stirling Smith, Swimming

Taryn Harris, Diving

Vivian Landeck, Swimming


Gold Team

Claire Ferro, Swimming

Emma Lowther, Swimming

Fi Connell, Swimming

Jaclyn Branning, Swimming

Holly Frost, Diving

Kate Schafer, Swimming

Kelsey Loy, Swimming

Kristin Jones, Swimming

Krista Maier, Swimming

Kristy Ardavanis, Diving

Ashley Kurtz, Swimming

Megan Collier, Diving

Tori Braudaway, Diving


DID YOU KNOW…Based on AHRRC information NAU athletics has a significant impact on the Flagstaff economy. Lumberjack student athletes add $8.7 million to the Northern Arizona economy and visiting teams contributed $650,000 to the hotel and restaurant economy of Flagstaff.