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Utah Men and Women in third after second day at the Purdue Invitational

Brandon Stoppelmoor leads Utah diving effort

Brandon Stoppelmoor leads Utah diving effort

Nov. 17, 2012

West Lafayette, Ind. – With day two of the Purdue Invitational at a close, the Ute women sit in third place with 225.5 points, while the men are also third with 316 points.

“Today was another great example of a learning experience,” said Utah head coach Greg Winslow. “It prepares us for Pac-12’s. I think it gives us a lot of understanding on how to get recovered and rest and get up and race multiple times in a day. We can especially improve in the whole final thing. We’re really looking to shaving at the end of the and seeing if we can get back up racing.”

Purdue has taken the lead on the women’s side with 739 points with Louisville close behind in second (706.5). Missouri State tails Utah in fourth (286), followed by Cincinnati (150), Southern Illinois (84) and Michigan (60).

Louisville remains ahead for the men with 686 points, while Purdue sits in second (519). Missouri State tails Utah in fourth (286) and is followed by Southern Illinois (168), Cincinnati (113) and Michigan (93).

Samantha Zuch adds two more top-eight finishes to her collection, placing fifth in the 100 breast (1:04.27) and seventh in the 200 free (1:51.33).

Petra Soininen grabs third in the 100 fly (55.00), while Melissa Paakh takes 14th in the same event (57.02).

Kayla Buck topped the Utah effort in the 400 IM with a ninth-place finish (4:23.38).

The Utes took control of the 400 IM, with two Utah freshmen finishing in the top eight. Bence Kira’ly led the pack in third (3:52.30), while Kristian Kron was just behind in fourth (3:55.16).

Alexandre Fernandes earned fifth in the 100 fly (49.16), while Nick Soedel grabbed fourth in the 200 free (1:38.38).

Brandon Stoppelmoor once again lead the Utah divers with a fourth-place finish in the 3-meter, while Nelson Foo earned sixth.

The Utes get back in the pool tomorrow morning at 10 a.m. CT for the preliminaries, with final races beginning at 4 p.m. CT to sum up the weekend.

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