NM’s Marissa Campbell named Swimmer & Diver of the Week

December 19th, 2012 at 1:58 pm by under Sports

New Mexico senior Marissa Campbell and Boise State senior Lexi Pfeiffer have earned Mountain West Women’s Swimmer and Diver of the Week honors, respectively, for meets contested from Dec. 3-18, 2012. It is the first Mountain West weekly honor for both Campbell and Pfeiffer.

Campbell, a native of Albuquerque, N.M., was a part of three school-record performances for the Lobos over the past weekend at the UNLV Winter Invitational. As an individual, Campbell set a UNM record in the 100-yard backstroke with a second-place time of 54.89, 0.10 faster than the previous record established by Campbell in 2009. Campbell swam the first leg of the 200-yard medley relay as the squad posted a winning time of 1:42.25, beating last year’s record-setting time of 1:42.54. She swam the second leg of the 200-yard freestyle relay for the Lobos with an event-winning time of 1:33.40, also beating the previous record of 1:33.66 set during the 2011-12 season. UNM won the nine-team event with 987.5 points.

Pfeiffer, who hails from Las Vegas, Nev., earned key points for the Broncos on Dec. 15 in a 191-102 dual victory over BYU. Pfeiffer earned the first win of her career and first-ever NCAA Zones qualifying mark with a 287.33 on the 3-meter springboard. She also placed second in the 1-meter springboard event with a 249.83.

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