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Utah Swimming and Diving Defeat Rival BYU

Nick Soedel broke pool records in the 50 free and 100 free.

Nick Soedel broke pool records in the 50 free and 100 free.

Jan. 24, 2014

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PROVO- Highlighted by three new pool records, Utah swimming and diving defeated rival BYU on Friday evening with the men coming out with a score of 172-128 with the women with a score of 175-125.

“We are very excited to come out with wins on both the men and women’s side for the second year in a row,” Utah head coach Joe Dykstra said. “Especially doing it here on the road. Thats a big accomplishment. A lot of credit to BYU, they were very well prepared and swam extraordinary well for a January dual meet. We were okay, good enough to win today, but we still have a lot to get better at before we get into the Pac-12’s at the end of the month.” 

Breaking pool records was Nick Soedel in the 50 free (19.91) and in the 100 free (43.90), set in 2006 and 2007, respectively. Also breaking a 10-year-old pool record was Bence Kiraly in the 400 IM (3:56.64). Kiraly also won the 1,000 free with a time of 9:43.40 and was second in the 200 fly (1:50.59).



In the 200 free, Sami Zuch took first with a time of 1:51.77 and also took first in the 500 free (5:04.04). Guiliana Gigliotti was also a multiple-event winner, taking first in the 50 free (23.81) as well as in the 100 free (52.45).

Taking wins for the Utes was the team of Kristian Kron, Ken Tiltges, Karson Applin, and Soedel in the 200 medley relay with a time of 1:30.49. In the 400 free relay, team of Alex Fernandes, Soedel, Jonas Holmstrom and Tiltges touched first with a time of 2:59.84.

Kron took first in the 200 back with a time of 1:48.06 and was second in the 100 back (49.66). Selin Ozturk came out on top in the 1,000 free (10:32.03). Holmstrom took first in the 200 free (1:40.82). Stina Colleou touched in first in the 100 breast (1:04.67). In the 200 fly, Petra Soininen touched in with a time of 2:03.59. She came in second in the 100 fly (56.36) just coming up short for the first place spot taken by BYU’s Kim Doroghian (56.24). 

Brianna Francis claimed first in the 200 breast with a time of 2:19.37. In the 500 free, Andy Cunningham won with a time of 4:41.10.

In diving, Kersten Merry took first on the 1-meter with a score of 299.93 as well as in the 3-meter (300.52). For the men, Josiah Purss took first in the 1-meter dives (322.13) while Jacob Crayne took the 3-meter event (355.05).

Amanda Casillas took second in the 1-meter dives with a score of 260.25. In the 3-meter dives, Jasmine Matkovic took second with a score of 300.45.

Amanda Barrett took second in the 100 back (56.32) with Mary Saiz taking third in the event (58.51). Barrrett also took second in the 200 back with a time of 2:02.67 and in the 400 IM (4:31.54). Also taking second was Applin in the 100 breast (57.86). 

Taking third in the 200 medley relay was the team of Fernandes, Kiraly, Dave Fraser and Holmstrom (1:32.65). 

Utah will compete next week at Denver on Jan.31 at the El Pomar Natatorium at 3:30 p.m. The diving team will also be competing in the Air Force Diving Invitational in Colorado Springs at the Cadet Natatorium.

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