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Utah Swimming and Diving Travels to Las Vegas

Winslow cheers on his team from the pool side

Winslow cheers on his team from the pool side

Nov. 7, 2012

SALT LAKE CITY – Utah Swimming and Diving travels to Las Vegas, Nev., to face UNLV and the University of Calgary on Saturday at 2 p.m., at Buchanan Natatorium.

“We think UNLV is going to be a great test for both our men’s and women’s teams,” said Utah head coach Greg Winslow. “This meet will provide the opportunity to see where our team is heading into the Purdue Invite.  We are looking forward to watching athletes like Petra Soininen and Melissa Paakh, as well as Jonas Holmstrom and Kevin Riazanov take the next step in their careers as we depend on them individually and in relays.”

Scouting the Competition


Last week, the Rebels won 19 of 26 events to pull past the BYU Cougars by a score of 156.5-143.5 on the men’s side and 161-139 on the women’s.

The Rebel men improved to a 2-1 record on the season, while the women claimed their first victory of the year to boost their record to 1-3.

University of Calgary

The Dino men’s squad claimed the 2012 CIS national title in Canada for the second year running, while the women were topped for the first time in four years, coming in second to the University of British Columbia.

Both teams topped their first meet of the season against Alberta.

Last Time Out

The Utah women took on the reigning national champions, the California Golden Bears, on Oct. 27, at Ute Natatorium. The Utes put up a fight, but ultimately fell to the Bears, 185-114.

The Utes came out with a win in the first event of the day, the 200 medley relay.

The victory was supplemented by individual top-times from Traycie Swartz in the 100 free and Samantha Zuch in the 500 free.

In her first-ever competition with Utah, Kersten Merry came out and swept the boards, winning both the 1-meter and 3-meter dives.

Next Time Out

The Utes travel to West Lafayette, Ind., Nov. 16-18 to compete in the Purdue Invitational. 



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