Utah heads to Denver this weekend.
Jan. 27, 2014
SALT LAKE CITY- After a successful meet against BYU, Utah swimming and diving will compete against Denver this Friday, Jan. 31 at 3:30 p.m. MT at the El Pomar Natatorium. The diving team will be in Colorado Springs this weekend competing in the Air Force Diving Invitational. The diving competition will be happening both Friday and Saturday, Feb. 1. Prelims will begin at 9:30 a.m. on Friday and on Saturday, prelims will begin at 9 a.m.
"Denver presents a tremendous challenge for us, both men and women. They are right on the cusp of being ranked in the top 25 and don't have many holes in their lineups. They will have NCAA qualifiers for both men and women so this is stepping up against elite competition in their building," said Utah head coach Joe Dykstra. "Denver coach (Brian) Schrader and I are great friends but have a coaching rivalry going back to our Sun Belt Conference days and our meets against one another have quite often been very close and always hard fought."
"The Air Force Diving Invite is a great competition for us to get used to the pool and atmosphere that we will be competing at for the NCAA Zonemeet in March. It is another opportunity to gauge where we are at withour goals of reaching the national championship meet and where we stand as a group in the PAC 12," said Diving coach Richard Marschner.
After the victory against BYU, the Utah men remain undefeated with a 5-0 record while the women are 6-3 overall.
The Denver women are 6-3 this year while the men are 4-1.
Following this weekend, the Utes have just two dual meets remaining before the Pac-12 Championships. The women host Washington State on Feb. 8, celebrating senior day, while the men are at USC on Feb. 22.