Kristian Kron lowered the school record in 400 IM.
March 7, 2014
FEDERAL WAY, Wash.- The Utah men's swim team set four school records on day three of the Pac-12 Championships. The Utes currently sit fifth after day two with196 points.
"I'm very proud of how our program performed today. We set four school records today, and had some more NCAA consideration times. Fernandes and Kron reset their own school records they previously held, and Tiltges set a school record that has stood for a few years, and one that he has been working so hard towards. A couple of our freshmen really stepped up today, with Evan Indahl dropping big time to get a B cut in the 400 IM, and Keanu Interone gaining the B standard in the 100 breast," said Utah head coach Joe Dkystra about day two. "More importantly, we time trialed our 200 free relay that got disqualified last night, and took care of business and gained the B standard and a school record that will allow us to swim the event in Austin in a few weeks. Tomorrow we have to close out, and it will take a real team effort. We are in an extremely close battle with Arizona State, and every event will count."
Currently in first is California with a score of 545. Stanford is in second (471) and Arizona in third (415) with USC in fourth (393). The Utes are four points ahead of ASU (192), as well as UC Santa Barbara (125) and Cal Poly (113).
Kristian Kron touched in sixth in the 400 IM with a time of 3:46.89. He lowered the school record and finished with a NCAA B qualifying time.
In the 100 fly, Alex Fernandes took 11th (47.08), besting his school-record time in prelims with a 47.02 and is an NCAA B qualifying time. Also in the event was Karson Applin in 20th (47.56) with an NCAA B qualifying time. David Fraser took 23rd (48.74) which moves him into the top-10 all time at Utah. Graham Charlton took 33rd in the event (50.95).
In the 100 breast, Ken Tiltges touched in 11th (53.64), an NCAA B qualifying time, breaking an 11-year-old school record in the event. Also in the event was Karson Applin in 18th (55.45), and Interone in 19th (55.50) with his career-best time in the event. Brandon Young took 23rd in the event (56.47).
The 200 free relay team of Nick Soedel, Fernandes, Applin and Tiltges did a time trial today with a time of 1:18.59 after the disqualification last night, an exhibition that the team requested in an effort to qualify for the NCAA championships. The time is a school record and an NCAA B time.
Evan Indahl took 16th in the 400 IM (3:55.25). This time moves him into the top-ten all time at Utah. Nolan Rogers finished 20th (3:56.47) with Brandon Risley in 23rd with a lifetime-best time (3:59.07) and Brendan Nguyen finished 25th (4:01.11).
Soedel took 13th in the 200 free with a time of 1:36.42, an NCAA B qualifying time. Holmstrom came in 15th (1:37.03), an NCAA B qualifying time. His preliminary time of 1:35.87 was his career-best time. Also in the event was Bence Kiraly in 18th (1:37.16) and Alex Brown in 39th (1:41.05). Kiraly qualified for finals but did not swim.
The Utes continue competition tomorrow with prelims beginning at 11 a.m and finals at 6 p.m. For live swimming results, follow http://results.teamunify.com/pnws2/.