Situated 7,000 feet above sea level in Flagstaff, Arizona, home to some very harsh winters, one may not think of Northern Arizona University as a powerhouse when it comes to swimming.
But the NAU Women once again blew that perception out of the water. They came away as the Western Athletic Conference Champions for the fifth straight year. The Lady Jacks dominated the field, garnering 810 points. Second place New Mexico State came away with 601 points, Idaho was third at 585 points, and another Arizona-based school, Grand Canyon University, was fourth at 519 points.
NAU capped off its championship performance by winning the final event, the 400 Free Relay. Seniors Roni Houck, Kimmy Richter, and Alina Staffeldt, and Freshman Elisa Rodriguez set a new school record with a time of 3:23.27.
On the Men’s side, Wyoming took home the WAC title, the first time they have done so in 59 years. This comes after placing second at the conference championships in three out of the last four years. Your text to link… The Cowboys notched 851 points, while UNLV finished second with 780 points and Grand Canyon University placed third at 630 points. Wyoming did not have many first place finishes, but had a lot of swimmers place in the top eight, racking up the points and getting the title. Scotia Mullin claimed two individual championships for Wyoming in the three-meter and platform dives, while Wade Nelson won the 400 IM.