Mesa women currently first in Colorado College Classic

The Mesa State womens swimming team leads the Colorado College Classic and the men are in sixth place with one day remaining in the three-day meet.

The Mesa women have 404 points. Colorado State is in second with 343.5 and the Colorado club team is third (294).

Mesa’s Kelly Hogan won the 500-yard freestyle in 5:22.95, Gina Panacci was fifth and Sarah Hagerstrom took sixth.

Jackie McMillen won the 100 backstroke in 1:02.60, Rachel Bailey was second and Rebecca Reed took sixth.

Katie Wedel took first place in the 200 individual medley (2:14.51) and was fourth in the 100 butterfly.

Mesa’s Abby Schmeckpeper-Cook placed fourth in the 1-meter diving with a score of 333.35.

The Mavericks won the 200 medley relay in 1:55.06.

Rebecca Reed placed second in the 50 freestyle in 25.75, Katie Wedel was fourth in the 100 butterfly (1:01.61), Denby Gardiner took sixth in the 200 breaststroke (2:40.36).

Mesa’s men were led by Dan MacDonald’s fourth-place finish in the 100 butterfly in 54.90 seconds. Travis Pahler was sixth in the 200 breaststroke and Scott Strehlow took eighth in the 500 freestyle.


Chris Rubalcaba, Chase Walker and Trevor Stapp each won two matches to lead the Mavericks to a split in the Tracy Borah Duals in Gunnison.

Mesa State defeated Western Wyoming Community College 45-9 with the aid of five forfeit wins. Mesa 125-pounder Tyler Nelson pinned Michael Wheat, 174-pounder Justin Grosse pinned Cole Evans and Stapp pinned Rusty Farnsworth. Walker won a 7-2 decision.

The Air Force Academy defeated Mesa 37-15.

Rubalcaba pinned Derek Gillespie at 133 pounds, Stapp pinned Jared Erickson in the heavyweight match and Walker won a 3-1 decision over Alec Williams.

Indoor Track & Field

Mesa State had 11 top eight finishes to place fifth in the Joe Davies Open in Golden.

The Mavericks finished with 53 points. Western State took first with 109 points and CSU-Pueblo was second with 108.

Alexis Skarda led Mesa State with a second-place finish in the 800-meter run in 2:20.50. Lindsay Hart took second in the 60 hurdles in 9.33 seconds.

Michelle Clements was fourth in the shot put (11.49 meters) and fifth in the weight throw (12.49 meters).

Breanna Jones placed fourth in the 200 in 27.57, Alicia Gieck was eighth in the 400 (1:03.42) and Brookln Barton took eighth in the triple jump (10.14 meters).


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