By Lindsey Boyd:
It’s go big or go home for the women’s swimming and diving team that is currently competing at the Mountain West Championship in Texas.
The Spartans dove into their first day of the four-day tournament Feb. 15, finishing sixth with 110 points. They tread behind first place Boise State by 90 points.
Following behind the Spartans are Colorado State, Nevada, UNLV and Fresno State, respectively.
The Spartans started with a splash of success in the 1-meter diving finals. Junior Cari Reiswig landed in 8th place with a score of 292.7. After three years of competing in the 1-meter dive at the MW Championship, this was her best dive.
The Spartans were also making waves in the 200 medley. In a matter of 1:40.07, Colleen Humel, Taylor Solorio, Brenna Bushey and Gabby Heng earned San Jose State’s all-time top three score in the event.
The 200 medley team was .01 seconds shy of New Mexico’s time, resulting in a 6th place finish for SJSU.
There must be something in the water because the 800 free relay team also made SJSU’s record book. Humel swam in the race along with Taylor Lehr, Kate Hanf and Gabby Heng in 7:24.99 to rank 6th on the all-time best list.
Although the 800-free relay team broke records for SJSU, the team barely kept its head above last place and finished in 9th place out of the 10 teams.
The Spartans will jump back into the tournament for day two starting at 11 a.m. with the 500 free, 200 IM and 50 free preliminaries.