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Utah Swimming Conquers Seattle

Samantha Zuch won the 50 free, the 100 free, and 1000 free against the Redhawks on Friday.

Samantha Zuch won the 50 free, the 100 free, and 1000 free against the Redhawks on Friday.

Dec. 3, 2010

Complete Results

SALT LAKE CITY - Both University of Utah swimming teams overcame the Seattle Redhawks on Friday night with the women scoring 190 - 104 while the men tallied a total of 155 - 122.

"This time of year is really hard with all of the training we are doing and where we are at," said head coach Greg Winslow. "We have finals in a week and the kids are stressed about that. They are mentally and physically stressed out right now. But I was happy to see them get out and race well tonight."

The winning 400 medley relay of Elizabeth Thompson, Nicole Ligeza, Hannah Caron, and Natalie Edge started off a very successful night for the Utes (3:56.60).

Zuch finished first place in the 1000 free (10:36.11), the 50 free (24.61), and the 100 free (53.10).

"I felt really good about my races tonight even though they weren't my strongest events," said Zuch."Tomorrow, I swim my best events [against Arkansas] so I'm a little nervous about that."

Swartz finished barely behind Zuch in the 50 free (24.70) and the 100 free (53.25). Other victories for the Ute women include Chardonnay Biter-Mundt in the 200 free (1:55.39), Jana Willsey in the 200 fly (2:08.20), Maiya Otsuka in the 400 IM (4:37.48), and Danielle Caldwell in the 100 back (1:00.16) and the 200 back (2:07.43).

To end the night, Edge, Traycie Swartz, Samantha Zuch, and Kristina Evans finished first in the 200 free relay (1:36.67).

 

 

On the diving boards, Kwan Ling Yu ("Queenie") held the top score in the 1-meter dive (249.90) and the 3-meter dive (275.85). For the men, Nelson Foo scored the highest in the 1-meter dive (298.80) as well as the 3-meter dive (281.10).

"The men faced a very fast sprinter tonight and that was a good lesson for them," Winslow said. "It's important for the freshmen to learn to take things more seriously."

Major Robinson, Garrett Peterson, Karson Applin, and Andy Lamb took home the win in the 200 medley relay at the beginning of the night (3:27.05). Robinson also won the 100 back (52.63) and the 200 back (1:52.93) while Peterson won the 100 breast (58.13) and the 200 breast (2:09.02).

Eric Bonicelli finished first in the 500 free (4:46.34) and the 200 fly (1:54.24).

"I feel like I could have swum better with my technique. I know I could have gone faster," admitted Bonicelli. "[The men] could have done better getting off of the wall since we were getting out touched in a couple events. That shouldn't have happened."

"The way Eric Murray is fighting through things right now is really great," said Winslow.

Murray finished in second right on Bonicelli's heels in the 500 free (4:46.55) as well as second in the 200 free (1:42.72).

Other wins for the Ute men include the 1000 free by Ryan Hansen (10:01.04) and the 100 free by Brent Murray (47.43).

"Our men are done for the semester so now we can get some more training in," Winslow said. "The women will have a big test tomorrow morning."

The Ute women will take on the Arkansas Razorbacks on Saturday morning at 10 a.m. at the Ute Natatorium for their final meet of the semester.

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