Houston Defeats Northern Colorado

Nov. 4, 2017


GREELEY, Colo. -- The Houston Swimming & Diving team remained unbeaten in dual play after downing Northern Colorado Saturday afternoon in a 186-108 decision.

For the second day in a row Houston got out to a fast start, winning four out of the first five events. Laura Laderoute, Rebecca Cox, Peyton Kondis, and Zarena Brown teamed up for a win in the 400 yard Medley Relay to get things started for Houston. The group picked up 11 points and posted a time of 3:53.04.

Samantha Medlin tacked on 18 points for Houston after finishing first in the 200 Free (1:53.66) and first in the 500 Free with a time of 5:09.90.

Sharo Rodriguez beat out the field in both the 100 and 200 Fly for another 18 points. The senior notched a time of 2:09.69 in the 200 Fly, following that up with 58.59 in the 100 Fly.

Cait Horner won the 50 Fly with a time of 24.46, Brown and Laderoute also placed and tacked on five points for Houston.

Eleanna Koutsouveli led the pack in the 100 Back, finishing with a time of 57.00. Laderoute and Jenny Penneck combined for four points, rounding out the top-five.

Angeliki Mavrantza shined in the 100 Breast finishing in 1:05.96, followed by Gaby Jimenez Peon in second and Kondis in third.

Mykenzie Leehy won the 100 Free in 53.76 and was trailed by Hanna Blewett who closed out the race in second-place.

Gaby Jimenez Peon earned a top finish in the 200 Breast, winning the event in 2:22.47. Mavrantza and Kondis rounded out the top-three.

On the diving side, Houston went one, two, three in the 3-Meter, led by Micaela Bouter with a score of 295.72. Lauren Burrell finished in second (255.60) and Katelyn Abernathy in third (274.43).
In the 1-Meter Lauren Burrell led the Cougars with 267.22 for first-place honors and was trailed by Katelyn Abernathy in second-place (242.77).

"We raced hard again today," said Head Coach Ryan Wochomurka. While some of our times were a little off mark, our effort and enthusiasm was great. I'm very excited to turn our focus to the Phill Hansel Invitational and race in Houston again in two weeks. That will give us a great understanding of where we are and adjustments we need to make heading into the new year".

Houston will send it diving personnel to the Minnesota Diving Invitational Nov. 9-11, before heading home for the annual Phill Hansel Invitational Nov. 16-18 at the CRWC Natatorium.

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