Austin Fiascone sets up for the backstroke.
Jan. 10, 2012
The Utah Swimming and Diving women's team heads to Corvallis, Ore., where it will face Oregon State and UCLA Saturday at 1 p.m. PT. Quoting Coach Winslow "This will be a good meet to gauge where our team sits in Pac-12 competition. These are two consistent top-20 teams that we can be very competitive with," said Utah head coach Greg Winslow. "It will be good for our women to get used to being without the men's team because that's how the Pac-12 Championships will be. It will be a fun meet for us.
On Saturday, the Utes faced Arizona State at Ute Natatorium. The men's team pulled out a 165-135 win, but the women were defeated, 178-100. Eric Murray grabbed a win in the 200 IM (1:57.76), while Nick Soedel won the 100 free (45.91) and the 50 free (20.65) for the second straight meet. Austin Fiascone triumphed in the 100 back with a first-place finish (51.17) and Karson Applin won the 100 fly (50.53). Applin also took the top spot in the 100 back (58.30).
On the women's side, Traycie Swartz contributed two wins in the 50 free (23.95) and the 100 free (51.50).
Samantha Zuch brought in a runner-up finish in the 200 free (1:51.96) as well as the 500 free (5:04.23).
Scouting the Opposition
In their last competition, the Bruins earned 276 points and came out with a win at the San Diego Relays, defeating Boise State and San Jose State. In the meet that consisted solely of relay events, UCLA grabbed wins in the 300 fly relay, the 500 free relay, the 200 free relay and the 4x100 IM relay.
In Arizona this weekend, Oregon State came in third. The Beavers beat out Northern Arizona, 180-82, and New Mexico State, 157-105, but fell to Arizona, 180-79, and Iowa, 145-117.