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Utah Swimmers Wrap-Up Competiton at US Nationals

Nick Soedel was one of five Utah Swimmers competing at the US Nationals.

Nick Soedel was one of five Utah Swimmers competing at the US Nationals.
Aug. 10, 2014

IRVINE, Calif. - Utah had five swimmers compete at the Phillips 66 National Championships this past weekend, which were held at the William Woollett, Jr. Aquatic Center in Irvine, Calif. On the men's side,

Chistopher Taber (200m Butterfly), Nick Soedel (50m/100m Freestyle), Brandon Shreeve (400m/800m/1500m Freestyle) and Quillan Oak (50m/100m/200m Breaststroke) each took part in the five-day event, while Nicole Ligeza (50m/100m Breaststroke) competed on the women's side.

Taber finished in a tie for sixth place overall, among athletes 18 years and younger in the men's 200m fly with a time of 2:02.07.

Soedel finished 21st in the 50m free with a time of 22.63 and then placed 28th in the 100m free event with a time of 49.91.

Shreeve, who competed in three events on the week, recorded a time of 4:03.15 in the 400m free and then finished in 31st with a time of 8:18.44 in the 800m free event. He closed out the event with a time of 15:48.84 in the 1500m free.

Oak competed in three events as well, finishing the 50m breaststroke with a time of 29.56 and then the 100m breaststroke with a time of 1:04.50. He concluded the event with a time of 2:17.59 in the 200m breaststroke event.

Ligeza tapped the wall with a time of 33.04 in the 50m breaststroke and then tallied a time of 1:12.53 in the 100m breaststroke.

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