Ashlee Erickson claims 3-meter springboard title
Feb. 23, 2012
OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. - In the second day of Mountain West competition UNM dropped to fourth in team standings, New Mexico currently has 185 points. San Diego State overtook Boise State for the lead and the Aztecs lead the Broncos by four points, the teams sit at 299 and 295 respectively.
In the 3-meter springboard Ashlee Erickson struck gold again claimed the top prize in the event with a final score of 326.35. The senior's double triumph is the first time since the 2006 conference championships that a Lobo diver has won first place in two events. Former diver and All-American Becca Barras accomplished the feat when she won both the 1-meter and platform.
Teammate Megan Harper posted a final score of 287.70 to win her the bronze medal. Freshman Michole Timm, turned in a score 300.50 in the preliminary round, good enough for second place, but fell to sixth in the finals with a final of 260.60.
In the 50-yard freestyle, Jorgi Hobson fell just shy of placing in the top eight and finished 10th in the event with a final time of 23.25 her performance still brought in seven points for the Lobos. Junior Marissa Campbell was 11th with a time of 23.36.
In the 400-yard medley relay the UNM team of Hobson, Stelicia Flores, Campbell and Ashley Blanchette came in seventh touching the wall in 3:48.25. Their swim brought in an additional 24 points to the team.
Competition resumes tomorrow at 11 am. Events taking place include 100-yard back, breast, and butterfly as well as the 400-yard individual medley and 200-yard freestyle.