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Utah Sweeps Competition at Intermountain Shootout

Bjorn Gunnarsson places second in the 100 free.

Bjorn Gunnarsson places second in the 100 free.

Oct. 10, 2011

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. - The second day of competition at the Intermountain Shootout proved to be just as successful as the first for the Utah Swimming and Diving team.

The Utes won all five dual meets, beating Colorado Mesa (270-83) and Air Force (190-164) on the men's side. The Utah women's team defeated Northern Colorado (259-76), Colorado State (221-113) and Colorado Mesa (275-56).

The women added six wins on day two. Hannah Caron contributed three first-place finishes in the 200 IM (2:07.98) as well as the 200 free (52.66) and the 100 fly (56.47).

Samantha Zuch placed first in the 500 free (5:05.93) and the 50 breast (30.15), while Traycie Swartz took the top spot in the 100 back (57.50).

The 100 free was all about the Ute women as they took three of four top spots. Caron lead the way with Zuch close on her heels in second place (53.00). Zuch was trailed by Swartz in fourth (53.51).

Other notable performances include a second-place finish by Melissa Paakh's in the 100 fly (59.47) and Nicole Ligeza took second place in the 200 IM (2:09.93).

The men also has a productive second day. Major Robinson placed first in the 200 back (1:54.35) and was closely followed by Austin Fiascone in third (1:59.43).

Junior Karson Applin contributed wins in the 200 IM (1:56.52) and the 100 fly (50.46) and Freshman Nick Soedel won the 100 free (1:59.43).

The Utes Corey Williams placed second in the 200 breast (2:13.20) and Winter Heaven took the runner-up spot in the 100 fly (52.30).



Bjorn Gunnarsson cranked out a second place finish in the 100 free as well (46.43).

The Utah men's diving team took three out of the top four spots in the 3-meter dive. Brandon Stoppelmoor took first barley beating out teammate Nelson Foo with scores of 294.00 and 290.00. Caleb Herrick rounded out the Utes line up with a fourth-place finish (264.80)

Utah's next meet is on Thursday, Oct. 20 at No. 2 Stanford.

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