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Utah Men's Swimming and Diving Topped by No. 4 USC, 183-102

Caleb Herrick takes second in 1-meter dives.

Caleb Herrick takes second in 1-meter dives.

SALT LAKE CITY – After a two-day dual meet against No. 4 USC at Ute Natatorium, the Utah men’s swimming and diving team fell short of the Trojans, 183-102.

"I think we’re right where we want to be,” said Utah head coach Greg Winslow. “We saw a lot of really good things out of our guys. We’re definitely ready for a week of rest and are going to get to fine tune some things. It’s a unique opportunity to race a team like USC right before the championships.”

Freshman Josiah Purss brought in the Utes only individual win of the day, taking first in 3-meter dives (375.90). Jacob Crayne closely followed in the runner-up slot (372.30).

Caleb Herrick topped the Utes’ effort in the 1-meter with 319.65 points, landing him in second. Crayne took the third-place spot (310.35) and Nelson Foo was fourth (309.90).

The Utah 400 free relay squad, comprised of Soedel, Bjorn Gunnarsson, Kristian Kron and Jonas Holmstroem, collaborated for a win with a time of 2:58.49, just .03 second off their season-best time.

Less than three-tenths of a second shy of first place, Bence Kira’ly touched in 1:50.58 in the 200 IM for second.

Kristian Kron also grabbed a second-place finish for the Utes, touching in just .37 seconds out of first in the 200 free (1:39.38).



Ian Walker placed second in the 100 back (51.95), while Kira’ly did the same in the 200 fly (49.10).

Dusty Ragland and Holmstroem took fourth and fifth in the 50 free (21.36, 21.44), as Brandon Young and Ian Clarke touched in simultaneously in the 200 breast, tying for fourth (2:06.51).

The Utes will continue action next week with Pac-12 Championships at Weyerhaeuser King Aquatic Center in Federal Way, Wash. The women’s championships will run Feb 27-March 2, with the men’s following March 3-6.



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