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).
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).
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.