Arizona State vs Utah
- Friday, October 27th
- Mona Plummer Aquatic Center, Tempe, AZ
- Short course yards
- ASU: 197
- Utah: 103
- ASU: 207.5
- Utah: 92.5
Arizona State had its first dual meet of the season against Utah on Friday, October 27th. The Sun Devil men and women combined for 27 of 32 event wins in a meet that was much faster than when Utah and ASU met last year. In fact, the only events that weren’t faster than last year were the women’s 50 free and 400 free relay. Last year’s meet was at Utah, so the higher altitude and more shallow pool probably make up for at least a good portion of the difference, but both programs are building and regardless of the pool difference it’s still very interesting to compare the times.
The meet got off to a fast start in the men’s 200 medley relay, where ASU edged out Utah with a time of 1:27.56 to Utah’s 1:27.79, which currently rank as 6th and 7th in the NCAA. Utah’s Paul Ungur won the 100 back with a time of 46.59, just slightly off his time of 46.24, which he swam a week ago at the Pac-12 vs USA College Challenge. He also won the 100 fly in a time of 47.89. Cameron Craig of ASU won the 100 and 200 free with times of 44.46 and 1:35.71, which were also just off his College Challenge times of 43.61 and 1:35.13. ASU concluded the meet with a win in the men’s 400 free relay. Patrick Park (44.91), Evan Carlson (44.87), Zachary Poti (44.95), and Cameron Craig (43.14) teamed up to go a final time of 2:57.87, which currently ranks 8th in the NCAA.
Other notable performances include Silja Kanakoski in the women’s 100 breast (1:01.92), Zachary Poti in the men’s 200 back (1:45.55), Marlies Ross in the women’s 400 IM (4:20.84), and Benjamin Olszewski in the men’s 400 IM (3:58.07).
Event Winners (plus winning time from last year):
|Event||2017 Winner||2017 Winning Time||2016 Winning Time|
|200 medley relay||Utah (Lott, Robertson, St. John, Butter)||1:42.75||1:43.48|
|1000 free||Caitlyn Wilson (ASU)||10:08.91||10:25.48|
|200 free||Erica Laning (ASU)||1:50.28||1:50.91|
|100 back||Sarah Lott (Utah)||55.12||56.70|
|100 breast||Silja Kansakoski (ASU)||1:01.92||1:04.39|
|200 fly||Jordan Anderson (Utah)||2:01.91||2:04.57|
|50 free||Claire Fisch (ASU)||23.51||23.48|
|100 free||Katherine Wagner (ASU)||51.17||51.20|
|200 back||Chloe Isleta (ASU)||2:00.53||2:04.19|
|200 breast||Silja Kansakoski (ASU)||2:14.95||2:17.93|
|500 free||Kendall Dawson (ASU)||4:54.87||5:03.33|
|100 fly||Fanny Teijonsalo (ASU)||56.02||56.33|
|400 IM||Marlies Ross (ASU)||4:20.84||4:26.96|
|400 free relay||ASU (Teijonsalo, Wagner, Laning, Fisch)||3:25.97||3:24.12|
|Event||Winner||Winning Time||2016 Winning Time|
|200 medley relay||ASU (Poti, Lorenz, Porter, Carlson)||1:27.56||1:29.92|
|1000 free||Ben Olszewski (ASU)||9:15.71||9:35.79|
|200 free||Cameron Craig (ASU)||1:35.71||1:40.37|
|100 back||Paul Ungur (Utah)||46.59||48.65|
|100 breast||Christian Lorenz (ASU)||55.02||55.83|
|200 fly||Patrick Park (ASU)||1:47.79||1:50.57|
|50 free||Evan Carlson (ASU)||20.39||21.07|
|100 free||Cameron Craig (ASU)||44.46||45.38|
|200 back||Zachary Poti (ASU)||1:45.55||1:49.97|
|200 breast||Christian Lorenz (ASU)||2:01.09||2:04.32|
|500 free||Ben Olszewski (ASU)||4:28.91||4:31.84|
|100 fly||Paul Ungur (Utah)||47.89||49.22|
|400 IM||Ben Olszewski (ASU)||3:58.07||4:03.89|
|400 free relay||ASU (Park, Carlson, Poti, Craig)||2:57.87||3:01.44|
The full results from last year can be viewed here.
Press Release – Utah:
TEMPE, Ariz. – Utah swimming and diving won five events against Arizona State but dropped a Pac-12 dual meet against the Sun Devils this evening at the Mona Plummer Aquatic Center. The No. 22 men’s team was defeated by the No. 8 Sun Devils, 197-103 while the Utah women fell 207.5-92.5.
The Utes started the meet with the women’s 200 medley relay team taking first place. Sarah Lott, Genevieve, Gillian St. John and Dorien Butter touched in at 1:42.75 and was closely followed by the quartet of Emma Broome, Mariah Gassaway, Darby Wayner and Kenzie Ford (1:44.16).
The next wins of the night came in the women’s 100 back and men’s 100 back, with Sarah Lott and Paul Ungur taking first place in the events. Lott clocked in with a time of 55.12, while Ungur, coming off a strong performance at the USA College Challenge, finished with a final time of 46.59.
Junior Jordan Anderson won the 200 fly for the women’s team, clocking in with a final time of 2:01.91.
Ungur capped his evening with another win, this one in the 100 fly with a final time of 47.89.
The Utes will return to action tomorrow against Arizona, with the meet at the Hillenbrand Aquatic Center in Tucson. The action begins at noon against the Wildcats.
Press Release – ASU:
TEMPE, Ariz. – Starting the season on a high note, Arizona State swimming & diving earned a pair of convincing victories over Utah, the No. 8 men winning 197-103 and the women topping the Utes, 207.5-92.5.
“It’s good to be back in competition; I think that just changes their mindset,” said head swim coach Bob Bowman. “We’ve been training for two months now without any real meets, so this will start to sharpen them up, particularly on some of the details. It sets us up well for what’s coming next. Hopefully tomorrow we can come back and have another good day.”
The Sun Devils won 27 of 32 events on the day, including three of four relays. In the final event of the night, the 400 free relay, the Devils’ A-team (Patrick Park, Zach Poti, Evan Carlson, Cameron Craig) found themselves behind, but Craig’s speedy anchor leg secured the event victory for ASU.
In the first individual event, the women’s 100 free – ASU finished in order at the top of the leaderboard, with freshman Caitlyn Wilson grabbing the top spot. Fellow newcomers Emma Nordin and Cameron Smith finished 2-3 with Bentley Hulshof just behind in fourth.
Newcomers proved to be difference makers, as Erica Laning (200 free), Evan Carlson (50 free) and Fanny Teijonsalo(100 fly) won their first events as Sun Devils. Notably, Zach Poti won the 200 back by an impressive four full seconds while Ben Olszewski won three different events, the 500 and 1000 free and the 400 IM.
In diving, ASU earned top spots, with Mara Aiacoboae (3m) and newcomer Ashley McCool (1m) taking the women’s crowns, while Youssef Selim won both men’s diving events.
In the women’s 1-meter dive, McCool, Frida Kaellgren, and Aiacoboae all finished in order while in the 3-meter, Aiacoboae, McCool, Kaellgren, and Sarah Bathe finished in similar order. Heikki Makikallio finished second behind Selim in both men’s events.
ASU has a quick turnaround, hosting No. 20/23 Florida State on Saturday morning starting at 11 a.m. The meet is, once again, free to the public. The diving teams will compete in springboards as well as the platform dive, which is often not seen during the regular season.