Traycie Swartz won both the 100 free and the 200 free.
Feb. 8, 2014
SALT LAKE CITY- Celebrating senior day and its last Pac-12 duel meet, Utah women's swimming and diving came away with a win against the Washington State Cougars with a score of 163-99.
"I think we did pretty well. I'm excited about the big win," said Utah head coach Joe Dykstra. "It evens our conference record at 3-3 and we finished the duel meet season 8-3 which is a really nice accomplishment for this group. I thought our seniors did a great job today. Traycie Swartz, Nicole Ligeza, Sami Zuch, Treasa Ring and Al Jamora had a good meet. Kersten Merry wasn't able to dive due to little injury. But I am very proud of our seniors and the way they stepped up in their last home meet of the year."
There were many wins for the day. Traycie Swartz took first in the 100 free (51.49) as well as the 200 free (1:53.37). Ashlyn Karosas took first in the 100 back with a time of 57.46. She also claimed the top spot in the 100 fly with a time of 56.93.
Ligeza added to the wins by touching in first in the 100 breast (1:04.95) as well as the 200 IM (2:08.20). She also took third in the 200 breast with a time of 2:22.94.
Also coming away with wins were Sami Zuch in the 1650 free with a time of 1:53.37. Amanda Barrett took first in the 500 free (5:03.56) and took second in the 100 back (58.00).
In the 200 back, Mary Saiz came away with a win with a time of 2:04.90. Stina Colleou came in first in the 200 breast with a time of 2:21.22.In a close race against WSU, the team of Karosas, Gigliotti, Soininen and Swartz took the first-place spot in the 200 free with a time of 1:35.40. Their opponents, Emma Johansson, Haley Love, Ali Mand and Nicole Proulx trailed with a time of 1:35.63.
Selin Ozturk claimed the second place spot in the 200 free (1:55.37) as well as the 500 free (5:03.65). In the 100 breast, Brianna Francis came in second with a time of (1:04.95). She also took second in the 200 IM (2:08.73).
Gigliotti took third in the 50 free with a time of 24.45. She was followed by Madeline Jamora (24.46) and Erika Nist (24.82).
"We will start to taper down our work, both in the pool and weight room. Try to get really sharp in our technical skills. Give them a lot more rest, let them sleep in a few more mornings a week to get ready to go fast in three weeks," said Dykstra about training for the Pac-12 Championships.
Utah men's swimming and diving will compete in their last duel meet of the season against USC on Feb.22. The Pac-12 Women's Championships will begin Feb. 26 in Washington at the King County Aquatics Center and the Pac-12 Men's Championships will begin on Mar. 5 in Washington at the King County Aquatics Center.