Nick Soedel lowered his school record in the first 200 free leg with a time of 1:34.90
March 28, 2014
AUSTIN, Texas- Josiah Purss on the 3-meter and the 800 free relay team led the Utah swimming and diving team on the second day of the NCAA Championships. Both were both shy of finishing with All-American honors, finishing in 17th.
In the three-meter dives, Purss took 17th with a score of 363.75.
“Fortunately or unfortunately we've gotten pretty good at getting 17th, which is an enormous accomplishment, but just shy of All-American. I am very proud of Josiah for his performance today. He's improved in both score and placing in both events from last year so we hope to continue that trend tomorrow,” said Utah diving coach Richard Marschner about Purss’ performance.
The team of Nick Soedel, Bence Kiraly, Jonas Holmstrom and Kristian Kron teamed up to take 17th in the 800 free relay with a time of 6:24.15. Soedel lowered his school record in the first 200 free leg with a time of 1:34.90.
The Utes continue competition tomorrow with preliminaries beginning at 11 a.m and finals at 7 p.m.
ESPN3 will stream live the championship finals sessions Friday and Saturday. Coverage of the championships will also be broadcast on ESPNU at 8 p.m. Eastern tim, Saturday, April 19. Thursday’s sessions along with the morning sessions on Friday and Saturday will be streamed live on the University of Texas website.
For more information on the NCAA men’s Championships, check http://www.ncaa.com/championships/swimming-men/d1. There also is more information on the NCAA’s on Texas’ site: http://www.texassports.com/news/2013/10/24/MSWIM_1024134543.aspx .