Frey, O’Leary swim to Wyoming relay records at WAC Championships

March 2, 2014

Two Alaska swimmers were part of the fastest 200-yard freestyle relay team in University of Wyoming history.

Jeff Frey SwimmingSenior Jeff Frey of Wasilla and junior Ryan O’Leary of Seward helped the Pokes clock a time of 1:19.55 to finish third at the Western Athletic Conference Championships in San Antonio.

In all, Wyoming finished with 13 school records and a second-place effort behind UNLV after four days of competition.

Frey and O’Leary each were involved with two school records, sharing one and getting another with a different relay team.

Frey, of Wasilla High fame, was a member of the 400 free relay team that finished third at the conference meet in 2:55.84, two seconds faster than the team’s previous school record set last year.

Frey also finished 11th in the 100 free in 44.95, the fifth-fastest time in school history.

Ryan O'Leary SwimmingO’Leary, of Seward High fame, was a member of the victorious 800 free relay team that shattered the school record by more than four seconds.

That team also recorded an NCAA B qualifying time.

In addition, O’Leary swam with the 200 medley team that finished fifth.

For Wyoming swimmers with NCAA B provisional times they will now wait to see if they will earn spots at the NCAA Championships in Austin, Texas, at the end of March.