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Utah Swimming and Diving Notes

The women currently hold a 6-1 overall record, 5-0 MWC, while the men sit at 3-1 overall, 1-1 MWC.

The women currently hold a 6-1 overall record, 5-0 MWC, while the men sit at 3-1 overall, 1-1 MWC.

Jan. 24, 2006

THIS WEEK:

The University of Utah men's and women's swimming teams travel to Laramie, Wyo., to take on the University of Wyoming Cowboys this Friday, Jan. 27, the meet will start at 5 p.m. The Utes then travel to Colorado Springs, Colo., to face the Falcons of Air Force on Saturday, Jan. 28, with the meet slated to begin at 1 p.m.

The Ute divers will travel to Colorado Springs, Colo., to compete in the Air Force Diving Invitational Friday and Saturday, Jan. 27-28. Competition will begin at noon on Friday and noon on Saturday. The divers' score from the invite will be included in the two dual meets, respectively. Other schools competing in the invite include: Air Force, BYU, Colorado College, Colorado State, Denver, New Mexico and Wyoming.

The women currently hold a 6-1 overall record, 5-0 MWC, while the men sit at 3-1 overall, 1-1 MWC. The women are currently in first place in the conference standings, while the men are tied with Air Force for third place. The women defeated Colorado State on Jan. 21, by a score of 158-127, while the men haven't competed since beating TCU, 129-114 on Jan. 14.

QUOTING HEAD COACH Michael Litzinger:

"This is always one of the most challenging road trips we take. Competing on back-to-back evenings in Laramie and Colorado Springs is no easy task. Success this weekend will really go a long way to proving that we can compete anywhere, especially with the last meets being on the road."

DOMINATING DIVERS:

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - Senior Sterling Richards and junior Kelsey Patterson have been named the MWC Men's and Women's Diver of the Week, respectively, for the fourth time this year. This marks Richards seventh and Patterson's sixth career weekly award.

Richards, a Salt Lake City product, won both the 1-meter and 3-meter events against TCU. The senior scored 360.14 points in the 1-meter, 25.04 points ahead of second place. Richards tallied 380.83 points in the 3-meter, to outdistance himself from second place by 44.08 points. His point totals against TCU are the top marks in the MWC this season.

Patterson, an Edmonton, Alberta native, won all three diving events she competed in against New Mexico and TCU over the weekend. Patterson scored 312.22 points in the 1-meter against New Mexico. Her point total in the 1-meter against New Mexico is a top mark in the MWC this season. Patterson competed in the 3-meter against New Mexico as an exhibition. Against TCU, Patterson posted 294.30 points in the 1-meter, while tallying 327.90 points in the 3-meter.

SCOUTING WYOMING/AIR FORCE:

The Cowboys are currently in last place with a 0-2 conference mark. The Cowgirls are tied for sixth place with Air Force with a 2-3 conference mark. Wyoming faces Utah on Friday, followed by the Cougars of BYU on Saturday.

The Falcon men's (6-3-1, 1-1 MWC) and women's (7-7, 2-3) teams host BYU on Friday, Jan. 27, before hosting the Utes on Senior Day in their final home meet of the season. The Air Force men's team is currently tied with Utah for third place, while the women are tied for sixth with Wyoming.

 

 

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