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Men's Swimming and Diving Prepares for WAC Championships




March 3, 1998

Quickly

The Utes travel to San Antonio, Texas, to compete in the Western Athletic Conference Swimming and Diving Championships, Thurs.-Sat., March 5-7. The WAC Championships will feature teams from Air Force, Brigham Young, Hawai'i, UNLV, New Mexico, Rice, SMU, TCU, Utah and Wyoming. In 1997, the Utes placed fifth at the WAC Championships.

Ute Notes

In the regular season, the Ute men logged a 6-5-1 mark (4-2-1 WAC). Last year, Utah went 5-4. It is the most wins for Utah since 1995, when Tesch led the team to a 7-1 record and the WAC Championship.

WAC Rankings

Entering WAC competition, Johan Nystrom is ranked fifth in the 100 and 200 freestyle. Robert Renna is eighth in the WAC rankings in the 1000 and 1650 free. Matt Chamberlain is sixth in the 200 fly, eighth in the 200 IM and 15th in the 100 fly. Mike Greene is fifth in the 100 and eighth in the 200 back. In diving, Nick Smith is second in the 3-meter and eighth in the 1-meter. Smith's 336.15 points in the 3-meter is an automatic qualifying score for the NCAA Tournament. Dustin Jones is fifth in the 1-meter and eighth in the 3-meter. Utah's 400 free relay is fourth and the 200 and 400 medley and 200 free relays are ranked fifth.

WAC Results

Results from each days events will be posted on Info-Connection. To obtain results, dial (770) 563-1131, the WAC pin Number is 562-268-4756, the passcode is 922. The document numbers for the results are as follows: Thurs., March 5: 1128 Fri., March 6: 1129 Sat., March 7: 1130

Media Information

Women's swimming and diving WAC results can be obtained by calling (770) 563-1131 from the handset of your fax. Utah's pin number is 801-581-4358. The WAC passcode is 922#, the four digit request number is 2243#. The request number for the men's release is 2242#.

Results can also be found on the World Wide Web at http://www.UtahUtes.com/

Men's Schedule
Record: 6-5-1   WAC: 4-3-1
Date    Opponent    Location    Time
Nov. 7  Brigham Young   Salt Lake City  L, 145-98 
Nov. 14 TCU Salt Lake City  W, 149-92
Nov. 15 Rice    Salt Lake City  W, 152-69
Nov. 21 Northern Arizona    Salt Lake City  W, 137-66 
Dec. 4-6    Speedo Cup  Long Beach, Calif.  5th, 666 
Jan. 9  Washington  Seattle, Wash.  L, 129-76 
Jan. 10 Puget Sound Tacoma, Wash.   W, 120-68 
Jan. 16 New Mexico  Salt Lake City  W, 164-76 
Jan. 24 UNLV    Las Vegas, Nev. L, 160-83
Jan. 30 Wyoming Laramie, Wyo.   W, 172-68
Jan. 31 Air Force   Colorado Springs, Colo. T, 121-121 
Feb. 6  Arizona State   Salt Lake City  L, 173-110 
Feb. 7  Brigham Young   Provo, Utah L, 153-90 
Mar. 4-7    WAC Champoinships   San Antonio, Texas  TBA 
Mar. 10-11  Zone Diving TBA TBA
Mar. 28-30  NCAA Championships  Tuscalusa, Ala. TBA 

Tesch's Year-By-Year Record
Year    Won Loss    Tied    WAC Finish  
1994    11  0       0       1st  
1995    7   1       0       1st 
1996    3   4       0       3rd 
1997    4   5       0       5th 
1998    6   5       1       ?   
Total   31  15      1       2 WAC Titles

Mike Greene
So., Ogden, Utah
Ogden

1998 Highlights: At the Speedo Cup, Mike Greene swam his lifetime best in the 100 back (50.99) earning an NCAA B stadard qualifying time in the event. He also swam lifetime bests in the 200 IM and 100 fly (50.01) He has won five events and was second in four. Greene holds Utah season records in the 100 and 200 back. 1997 WAC: Greene was 12th in the 200 and 17th in the 100 back at the WAC Championships. He was also a member of the fifth-place 200 and seventh-place 400 medley relay teams. Greene: "At Long Beach, watching the college swimmers at the Speedo Cup, all I could think was how fast they are. I was standing behind the blocks this year and thought, 'I'm swimming with these people, I guess I must have the potential to be as good.' This season I've focused on recognizing my potential, because once I've done that, I can set a goal and reach it (his potential)."

Matt Chamberlain
So., Salt Lake City
Olympus

1998 Highlights: At the Speedo Cup, Matt Chamberlain won the 200 fly (1:51.62) and was 10th in the 200 IM. He set season records in both events. Chamberlain has won nine events for the Utes and turned out nine second place finishes. He won the 200 fly against Arizona State (1:54.31) and Brigham Young (1:53.55). 1995 WAC: Chamberlain swam as a freshman in 1994-95 before leaving for an LDS church mission. He swam for the 1995 Utah WAC Championship team, placing third in the 100 fly, fourth in the 200 fly and fifth in the 200 IM. He was also on the winning 200 and 400 medley relay and second place 800 free relay teams. Chamberlain: "My goals this season is to swim better WAC times than my freshman year, with the expanded WAC it's going to be toughter to place well so I'm focusing on improving my times. This team is tremen

Robert Renna
So., Fresno, Calif.
Clovis

1998 Highlights: Robert Renna is ranked eighth in the 1000 and 1650 freestyle in the Western Athetic Conference. Against Brigham Young, he own the 1000 and 500 free and was 10th in the 1650 at the Speedo Cup. Renna won ten events and swam five second place finishes. He holds season records in both events. 1997 WAC: As a freshman, Renna placed fifth in the 1650 and 19th in the 500 free at the WAC Championships. Renna: "My focus this season is to contribute to the team, help bring our level of competition up a few notches. We have a great squad, both sprinting and distance events, we have the potential to do well and we're excited to prove ourselves."

Johan Nystrom
Fr., Skellefta, Sweden
Balderskolan

1998 Highlights: Freshman Johan Nystrom is ranked fifth in the WAC in the 100 and 50 freestyle. He qualified with an NCAA B standard time in the 200 free against Brigham Young. Against Arizona State, Nystrom won the 100 free (45.95) and was fifth in the 100 (46.54) and 21st in the 50 (21.38) at the Speedo Cup. Nystrom boasts 12 wins and five second place finishes this season, he also holds Utah's season record in the 100 free. Prior to Utah: Nytrom was the 1997 Swedish champion in the 200 IM and was a World Cup finalist in the 100 IM. He was the Northern Swedish record holder in the 100 free and 200 IM in '96. Nystrom: "Personally, I want to make NCAA cuts and I would really like to win the 200 freestyle. Our team has really good 400 free and medley relay teams and I think we are capable of winning."

Utah Individual Records
Event       Time        Athlete             Year
50 Free     19:84       Magnus Ronnewall    1995
100 Free    44.18       Magnus Ronnewall    1995
200 Free    1:37.03     Pat Hayes           1985
500 Free    4:23.44     Shawn Rowland       1988
1000 Free   9:16.05     Jonas Lundstrom     1995
1650 Free   15:24.08    Jonas Lundstrom     1995
100 Fly     48.23       Jim Giottonini      1993
200 Fly     1:46.34     Shawn Rowland       1988
100 Back    47.92       Jim Giottonini      1993
200 Back    1:45.97     Jim Giottonini      1993
100 Breast  55.83       Kelvin Mortimer     1993
200 Breast  2:00.05     Thomas Nore         1995
200 IM      1:48.67     Shawn Rowland       1987
400 IM      3:50.26     Shawn Rowland       1987
200 M.R.    1:29.81     Cory Sinclair       1995

Thomas Nore
Matt Chamberlain
Magnus Ronnewall
400 M.R.    3:17.05 Cory Sinclair       1995
Thomas Nore
Matt Chamberlain
Magnus Ronnewall
200 F.R.    1:20.99 Jim Aumann      1992
Jon Hughes
Magnus Frolander
Thomas Axelson
400 F.R.    2:58.79 Jim Aumann      1991
Joe Hughes
Magnus Frolander
Thomas Axelson
800 F.R.    6:39.12 Scott Mefford       1984
Mike Scannell
Lolo Jafee
Pat Hayes
1-M Dive (6)    343.79  David Kooyman   1992
1-M Dive (11)   512.95  David Kooyman   1992
3-M Dive (6)    364.65  Kort Borg       1989
3-M Dive (11)   539.90  Doug McGregor   1980

WAC Championships Schedule

Starting Times:
Preliminaries 11:00 a.m.
Diving Preliminaries 2:00 p.m.
Finals 6:30 p.m.

Thurs., March 5
200 freestyle relay
500 freestyle
200 IM
50 freestyle
1-meter dive
400 medley relay

Fri., March 6
200 medley relay
400 IM
100 butterfly
200 freestyle
100 breaststroke
100 backstroke
3-meter dive
800 freestyle relay

Sat., March 7
1650 freestyle
200 backstroke
100 freestyle
200 breaststroke
200 butterfly
tower diving
400 freestyle relay

1997 WAC
Championships Results
1. SMU  715.5   
2. UNLV 521
3. Brigham Young    440.5
4. TCU  413
5. Utah 339
6. Hawai'i  336
7. Wyoming  295
8. New Mexico   293
9. Air Force    175 
10. Rice    

1997-98 Top Times
200 MR
1. Greene, Olstad, Chamberlain, Johnson 1:33.79 (UNLV 1/24) 
2. Greene, Olstad, Chamberlain, Johnson 1:34.72 (Wyo 1/30) 
3. Greene, Olstad, Chamberlain, Hooiveld    1:34.89 (Speedo) 
4. Utah A   1:36.74 (Rice 11/15)
5. Utah B   1:39.20 (Rice 11/15)

400 MR
1. Greene, Olstad, Chamberlain, Nystrom 3:24.12 (Speedo) 
2. Greene, Olstad, Chamberlain, Hooiveld    3:26.14 (AF 1/31) 
3. Utah B   3:26.72 (BYU 2/7)
4. Greene, Olstad, Chamberlain, Nystrom 3:28.77 (Wash. 1/9) 
5. Utah A   3:30.42 (NAU 11/21)

200 FR
1. Hooiveld, Johnson, Robinson, Nystrom 1:24.55 (Speedo) 
2. Johnson, York, Robinson, Hooiveld    1:25.36 (Wyo 1/30) 
3. Utah A   1:26.97 (Rice 11/15)
4. Zortman, Florence, Williams, Lohrke  1:27.29 (Wyo 1/30) 
5. Hall, Schultz, Roberts, Olstad   1:30.22 (Wyo 1/30) 

400 FR
1. Hooiveld, Johnson, Chamberlain, Nystrom  3:04.15 (Speedo) 
2 . Hooiveld, Chamberlain, Wright, Johnson  3:05.31 (AF 1/31) 
3. Hooiveld, Chamberlain, Robinson, Nystrom 3:07.25 (BYU 11/7) 
4. Hooiveld, Wright, Leeman, Nystrom    3:08.26 (TCU 11/14) 
5. Hooiveld, Wright, Robinson, Johnson  3:11.59 (Wash. 1/9) 

800 FR
1. Lohrke, Heidelberger, Wright, Nystrom    6:55.91 (Speedo) 
2. Utah A   7:00.90 (NAU 11/21) 
3. Lohrke, Chamberlain, Wright, Nystrom 7:03.94 (UNLV 1/24) 
4. Hooiveld, Schultz, Hall, Heidelberger    7:10.10 (UNLV 1/24) 
5 Utah C    7:14.05 (NAU 11/21) 

50 Free
1. James Hooiveld   21.07   (BYU 2/7)
2. James Hooiveld   21.17   (Speedo)
3. Johan Nystrom    21.32   (BYU 2/7)
4. Johan Nystrom    21.38   (Speedo)
5. Johan Nystrom    21.41   (UNM 1/16)


100 Free
1. Johan Nystrom    45.54   (Speedo)
2. James Hooiveld   45.58   (Speedo)
3. James Hooiveld   45.73   (Wash. 1/9)
4. Johan Nystrom    45.80   (BYU 2/7)
5. James Hooiveld   46.10   (Speedo)

200 Free
1. Johan Nystrom    1:40.19 (Speedo)
2. Johan Nystrom    1:40.44 (BYU 2/7)
3. Johan Nystrom    1:40.94 (Speedo)
4. Johan Nystrom    1:41.33 (UNLV 1/24)
5. Jonah Nystrom    1:41.45 (Wash. 1/9)

500 Free
1. B. Heidelberger  4:39.58 (Speedo)
2. B. Heidelberger  4:40.56 (Speedo)
3. Robert Renna 4:43.62 (Speedo)
4. Robert Renna 4:44.46 (Speedo)
5. Dan Schultz  4:44.90 (Speedo)

1000 Free
1. Robert Renna 9:40.99 (UNLV 1/24)
2. Robert Renna 9:45.73 (NAU 11/21)
3. Robert Renna 9:47.18 (UNM 1/16)
4. Robert Renna 9:47.35 (BYU 11/7)
5. Robert Renna 9:48.49 (Speedo)

1650 Free
1. Robert Renna 16:09.95    (Speedo)
2. B. Heidelberger  16:29.48    (Speedo)
3. Dan Schultz  16:32.87    (Speedo)
4. Renna    16:43.38    (Wyo 1/30)
5. C. Heidelberger  17:32.27    (Speedo)

200 IM
1. M. Chamberlain   1:53.59 (Speedo)
2. M. Chamberlain   1:54.57 (Speedo)
3. M. Chamberlain   1:55.27 (BYU 2/7)
4. Jon Wright   1:56.01 (Speedo)
5. M. Chamberlain   1:56.04 (Wash. 1/9)

400 IM
1. Jon Wright   4:04.32 (Speedo)
2. Jon Wright   4:04.97 (Speedo)
3. Jon Wright   4:08.96 (UNLV 1/24)
4. Jon Wright   4:15.17 (UNM 1/16)
5. Robert Renna 4:18.49 (UNM 1/16)

1-M Diving
1. Dustin Jones 283.05  (AF 1/31)
2. Dustin Jones 277.6   (TCU 11/14)
3. Dustin Jones 276.37  (BYU 11/7)
4. Dustin Jones 274.35  (BYU 2/7)
5. Nick Smith   272.325 (Wyo 1/30)

3-M Diving
1. Nick Smith   336.15  (BYU 2/7)
2. Nicholas Smith   311.05  (BYU 1/24)
3. Nicholas Smith   294.30  (BYU 1/24)
4. Dustin Jones 295.30  (BYU 1/24)
5. Dustin Jones 289.00  (BYU 1/24)

100 Fly
1. Mike Greene  50.01   (Speedo)
2. M. Chamberlain   50.17   (Speedo)
3. M. Chamberlain   50.19   (Speedo)
4. M. Chamberlain   50.84   (UNLV 1/24)
5. Mike Greene  50.92   (Speedo)

200 Fly
1. M. Chamberlain   1:51.62 (Speedo)
2. Jon Wright   1:51.97 (Speedo)
3. M. Chamberlain   1:52.39 (AF 1/31)
4. M. Chamberlain   1:52.67 (Speedo)
4. Jon Wright   1:52.70 (Speedo)

100 Back
1. Mike Greene  50.99   (Speedo)
2. Mike Greene  51.58   (Speedo)
3. Rich Hall    52.09   (Speedo)
4. Mike Greene  52.47   (Speedo)
5. Mike Greene  52.93   (UNLV 1/24)

200 Back
1. Mike Greene  1:52.06 (Speedo)
2. Rich Hall    1:52.67 (Speedo)
3. Mike Greene  1:53.15 (Speedo)
4. Rich Hall    1:53.21 (Speedo)
5. Rich Hall    1:54.54 (TCU 11/14)

100 Breast
1. Bjoern Olstad    58.83   (UNLV 1/24)
2. Bjoern Olstad    59.33   (Wyo 1/30)
3. Ryan Conway  59.34   (Speedo)
4. Bjoern Olstad    59.66   (Speedo)
5. Ryan Conway  59.72   (Speedo)

200 Breast
1. Bjoern Olstad    2:08.57 (NAU 11/21)
2. Bjoern Olstad    2:08.66 (BYU 11/7)
3. Bjoern Olstad    2:09.48 (Wash. 1/9)
4. Bjoern Olstad    2:09.76 (BYU 2/7)
5. Bjoern Olstad    2:09.80 (Speedo)

 

 

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