Feb. 24, 2012
Federal Way, Wash. - The Utes continue smashing records on day three of the Pac-12 Championships at Weyerhauser King County Aquatic Center.
Traycie Swartz set her second school record of the championships by touching in a time of 52.87 in the 100 back preliminaries. Swartz recorded 52.95 in the finals and finished eighth. This marks the third event of the championships in which Swartz has grabbed a top eight spot.
In the 100 fly, Hannah Caron recorded a 53.83 finals time to finish 18th in the Pac. Melissa Paakh and Treasa Ring both recorded lifetime bests, while earning the fifth and seventh fastest times in Utah history (55.69 and 55.91).
The Utes has another great day on the boards as Ellis Walters placed fourth in the preliminary 3-meter dives to earn a spot in the finals where she would ultimately take sixth (296.10). Jasmine Matkovic brought home 16th for the Utes (229.55).
In the men's 1-meter preliminaries, Brandon Stoppelmoor scored 269.00 points to earn 11th as Nelson Foo closely followed and took 12th (265.05). Caleb Herrick snagged eighth place and held on to his spot in the finals scoring 270.95 points.
The Utes brought in seventh place in the 400 medley relay to wrap up day three. Swartz, Zuch, Caron and Jamora teamed up to touch in 3:41.33.
Cal claims first place (961.5) at the end of day three, while Stanford claims second (868). USC is in third (819) and Arizona holds fourth place (556). In fifth stands USC (682.5), while Arizona State sits in sixth (556). Utah, in seventh place (351), is followed by Oregon State (230.5) and Washington State (187.5).