Briefs: Mesa State Roundup November 24, 2008
Mavs swim to 2nd place; Mesa State’s Ensley wins outstanding wrestler award
Swimming and Diving
• Mesa State’s relay teams had two second place finishes and three third place finishes to lead the Mavericks to second place in the two-day Rocky Mountain Invitational in Golden.
Minnesota State-Moorhead took first place with 1,141.5 points with 98 points scored in diving. The Dragons won all five relay events.
Mesa State, with no divers, placed second with 840 points. The University of Colorado club team took third with 602.
The Mavericks’ 400-yard medley relay and the 800 freestyle relay placed second while the 200 freestyle relay, the 200 medley relay and the 400 freestyle relay took third.
Mesa State freshman Katie Wedel won the 200 individual medley with a time of 2:15.37. She took second in the 400 IM in 4:46.86, third in the 200 breaststroke in 2:31.69 and fourth in the 100 breaststroke in 1:10.13.
Denby Gardiner, Sarah Hagerstrom, Jackie McMillen and Gina Panacci each scored 30 points or more.
Panacci placed second in the 1,650 freestyle, second in the 1,000 freestyle and third in the 500 freestyle.
Gardiner took third in the 50 freestyle and fifth in the 100 freestyle.
Hagerstrom placed third in the 200 freestyle, fourth in the 200 butterfly and fifth in the 100 butterfly.
McMillen took second in the 200 backstroke and fourth in the 100 backstroke and Karoline Fry placed second in the 100 backstroke.
• Jeremy Ensley took first place and was chosen the tournament’s Most Oustanding Wrestler to lead the Mesa State College wrestling team in the Old Chicago Northern Colorado Open.
The 125-pound junior defeated No. 1 seed Tony Mustari of UNC 4-3 in the championship final.
Ensley had wins over Western State’s Kyle O’Brien and CSU-Pueblo’s Lyle Evans en route to the final.
Andy Laiminger took fourth place in the 184-pound class. The junior knocked off No. 4 seed Cameron Duckworth of CSU-Pueblo in the first round and reached the semifinals before losing to No. 1 seed Larry Wilbanks of Western State. No. 2 seed Ryan Johnson of UNC defeated Laiminger 12-3 for third place.
Chris Harvey placed fifth in the 174-pound class with a 13-6 victory over Clayton Weaver of Western State. The redshirt freshman won three consecutive matches in the wrestlebacks before losing in the semifinals.