Nicole Ligeza misses 200 breast school record by .01 seconds.
Nov. 18, 2012
West Lafayette, Ind. – The three-day Purdue Invitational concluded today with the University of Utah women’s swimming and diving team placing third and the Utah men also taking third.
Purdue led the women’s competition (1119) and was followed by Louisville (1026.5). Utah grabbed third (343), as Missouri State trailed in fourth (258.5) and Cincinnati was fifth (211). Southern Illinois (159) and Michigan (117) rounded out the group in sixth and seventh.
Louisville topped the pack with 1031 points on the men’s side. Purdue was second (802), Utah was third (462) and Missouri State tailed in fourth (429). Southern Illinois came away with fifth (238) and was followed by Michigan (198) and Cincinnati (143).
“We had some amazing swims today,” said Utah head coach Greg Winslow. “I think this is a great place for us to be half way through the season. We’re looking forward to getting back to work, I think this will motivate us for the rest of the season. I’m excited about Utah Swimming and Diving.”
Nicole Ligeza swam the second-fastest time 200 breast time in school history, touching in at 2:16.19, just .01 shy of the Utah record.
The team of Sami Zuch, Valerie McMullan, Caldwell and Soininen grabbed third in the 400 free relay (3:28.09).
Bence Kira’ly earned second in the 200 fly (1:49.59) and was followed by David Fraser in 10th (1:51.95).
Fernandes, Gunnarsson, Kron and Nick Soedel collaborated for second place in the 400 free relay (2:58.46).
The Utes take the weekend off before facing the Cougars in the Deseret Duel on Dec. 1, at Ute Natatorium. Competition commences at 5 p.m.