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Utah Swimming and Diving Welcomes Boise State and Mesa State to Ute Natatorium

Senior co-captain Ken Tiltges contributed to the winning 400 free relay that lifted the Utes past the Wildcats last weekend.

Senior co-captain Ken Tiltges contributed to the winning 400 free relay that lifted the Utes past the Wildcats last weekend.

Oct. 22, 2013

Salt Lake City – Coming off a huge men’s victory over Pac-12 swimming and diving powerhouse Arizona, Utah Swimming and Diving prepares to face Boise State (women's) and Mesa State (men's) at Ute Natatorium, Friday at 3 p.m. 

Power of Pink

Friday’s meet will be Utah Swimming and Diving’s annual Power of Pink event. Ute athletes will be competing in pink swim caps and fans are encouraged to wear pink in support of breast cancer awareness. Admission is free and the first 50 fans in attendance will receive a special Power of Pink item.

Last Time Out

Placing first and third in the final event of the afternoon, the 400 free relay, the Utah men’s team pulled off a stunning victory over Arizona, 152-148, Oct. 19 at Ute Natatorium.  

Nick Soedel, Alex Fernandes, Jonas Holmstrom and Ken Tiltes claim responsibility for the 400 free relay win, as Bence Kiraly, David Fraser, Karson Applin and Alex Brown grabbed the third-place spot.

Soedel, Kristian Kron and Kiraly each recorded two wins and a second-place finish in their respective individual events. 

Josiah Purss was at the head of the Utah diving effort, executing a sweep of the diving events.


 

 

On the women’s side, the Wildcats came out with the win over the Utes, 204-96.

Kersten Merry led the Utes in diving as she topped the 3-meter and placed second in the 1-meter, while Samantha Zuch collected a victory in the 1000 free.

Zuch, Amanda Barrett, Stina Colleou and Giuliana Gigliotti each added second-place finishes to the Utes’ effort.  

Scouting the Opposition

Boise State Women

The Broncos faced Fresno State, San Jose State and Cal at the Bulldog Invitational Oct. 11-12, and came out with the victory over all three opponents.  

The women are currently ranked No. 19 in the Collegeswimming.com Endless Pools Division I rankings.

Mesa State Men

The last time out, Mesa State competed in the USAFA Dual Meet Invitational in Colorado Springs on Oct. 18. The Mavericks faced three teams and went 1-2 on the day, topping Colorado School of Mines and falling to Simon Fraser and Air Force.

The men sit at No. 13 in the Collegeswimming.com Endless Pools Division II rankings.

Next Time Out

The Utes will host their third-straight home meet on Nov. 8, competing against UNLV at Ute Natatorium at 6 p.m. 

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