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Utah Swimming and Diving Falls to #5 USC

Amanda Barrett took first in the 200 back.

Amanda Barrett took first in the 200 back.

Jan. 10, 2014

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LOS ANGELES - Utah women's swimming and diving fell short to fifth-ranked USC by score of 119-91 at the McDonald's Stadium. Taking wins for Utah were Amanda Barrett in the 200 back (2:04.55), Selin Ozturk in the 500 free (5:05.86) and Stina Colleou in the 200 breast (2:17.02).

Utah also won the 200 free relay with Traycie Swartz, Petra Soininen, Nicole Ligeza and Guilliana Gigliotti touching in at 1:36.13.

Brianna Francis took second in the 200 breast with a time of 2:20. 52 and third in the 200 IM (2:05.20). Taking second in the 200 back was Mary Saiz with a time of 2:08.51. Also placing second in the 500 free was Paolina Canervale (5:20.86). 

In the 400 yard medley relay, the team of Traycie Swartz, Stina Colleou, Petra Soininen and Guiliana Gigliotti teamed together for third place (3:49.69). 

Swartz touched in third in the 100 free with a time of 51.99 and Erika Nist was third in the 200 back (2:09.86). Kylie Boyce placed third in the 200 breast (2:26.79). Gigliotti touched fourth in the 50 free (24.41) while Sami Zuch was fourth in the 200 free (1:53.17) and fifth in the 100 free (53.69).

In 1-meter diving, Kersten Merry took second (545.35), with Haley Blount third (514.90) and Amanda Casillas fourth (510.55). In 3-meter diving, Kersten Merry took second (570.80), while Haley Blount took fifth (532.00).

Utah also had several competitors at the UCLA Bruin Diving Invitational. Merry took third on the 1-meter with a score of 545.35 with Blount sixth (514.90) and Casillas seventh (510.55). For the men, in the 3-meter dives, Jacob Crayne took second (691.10) with Caleb Herrick taking sixth (603.20).  

"The entire team competed really well today. We were very consistent with our dives all meet long which is no easy task in a meet with forty plus competitors. Overall, it was a great first day of the meet," said Utah diving coach Richard Marschner. 

Tomorrow, Utah will travel to the Spieker Aquatics Center to take on UCLA at 11 a.m. (PT). This meet will be televised on the Pac-12 Network.  



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