BYU Men & Women Prevail In Pair Of Tight Duals With UNLV

by SwimSwam 1

November 06th, 2019 College, News


  • Saturday, November 2, 2019
  • Provo, Utah
  • Results

Courtesy: BYU Athletics

PROVO, Utah – With three divers receiving zone cuts and several swimmers setting pool records, BYU earned the victory over UNLV Saturday afternoon. 

“It was a great battle against great opponents,” BYU head coach John Brooks said. “The women’s team dug deep and came out with some really good wins. The men’s team came down and pulled off a great win as well. We had great team effort. I’m really proud of everyone and looking forward to the big weekend for our women coming up.”

The men defeated the Rebels, 153-144, while the Cougar women landed on top, 167-133. 

Three divers earned zone cuts in their individual events. Eric Muir and Nathan Gonzales both received cuts in the men’s 1-meter event with scores of 344.10 and 304.25, respectively. Kennedy Cribbs represented the women, taking a zone cut in the women’s 1-meter event with a score of 273.30

Both the men and women brought a strong start in their respective 200-yard medley relays, finishing first in both events. A team of Brynn SproulLily PlaudisKatie Smith and Gwen Gustafson earned a winning time of 1:42.47, securing a new pool record for the facility. For the men, Brayden Murphy, Josue Dominguez, Javier Matta and Connor Stirling swam a quick 1:30.26.

On the women’s side, Sproul took the first individual win in the 100-yard backstroke with a time of 55.69. Teammate Lily Plaudis also placed first in her individual 100-yard breaststroke event with a finishing time of 1:02.83. Gustafson added her own first-place finished to the board, helping out her team. She dominated in both the 50- and 100-yard freestyle events, securing winning times of 23.42 and 51.65, respectively. 

Two women came back with other solid wins, securing new pool-records. Sproul secured a time of 2:01.03 in the 200-yard backstroke and Plaudis earned an impressive time of 2:19.64 in the 200-yard breaststroke.

The men made a strong appearance in the pool, recording several wins as well. Stirling took over the board in the 50- and 100-yard freestyle events, finishing first with times of 20.73 and 45.49, respectively. Following in the 50-yard freestyle, Jared Shaw placed second at 20.79 and Roger Woods came after in third at 20.85. 

Dominguez racked up the wins in the breaststroke events, placing a new pool record in the 100-yard breaststroke at 55.51 and also touching in first at 2:05.31 in the 200-yard breaststroke. Teammate Matta added another win for the men in the 200-yard butterfly, touching at 1:51.28. 

Continuing their streak at home, the Cougar women will remain in Provo to host the BYU Invitational on Nov. 8-9 at the Richards Building Pool.

Courtesy: UNLV Athletics

PROVO, Utah ( – The UNLV men and women’s swim teams came up short to BYU at the Richards Building Pool Saturday morning. The Rebel women lost 167 to 133, while the Rebel men fell 153 to 144.


Women- Filio Raftopoulou won the 100 free.

Men- Hayden Hemmens won the 200 free.


*Sophomore Montse Moreno took second on 1-meter (257.17).

*Moreno finished first on 3-meter (292.50).

*Kicking off the first swimming event, Eva KimSkylar Moore, Kate Afanasyeva, and Ava Haase took third in the 200 Medley Relay with a swim of 1:44.63.

*Sophomore Filio Raftopoulou took first in the 1000 free with a time of 10:28.29, followed by sophomore Camila Quineche took second (10:37.08).

*Sophomore Julia Filippova touched first in the 200 free with a time of 1:53.01, sophomore Carissa Armijo took third (1:53.58).

*Junior Kate Afanasyeva finished second in the 100 back (56.15), followed by sophomore Kacey Kiuchi who took third (56.68).

*Sophomore Teneka Ash touched first in the 200 fly (2:06.86), sophomore Gabby Lizzul took second (2:07.18), junior Tara Wise finished third (2:08.73).

*Junior Caitlyn Schreiber took second in the 50 free with a swim of 23.86, followed by sophomore Eva Kim who grabbed third (23.97).

*Filippova took second in the 100 free (52.62), followed by sophomore Ava Haase who finished third (52.83).

*Kiuchi touched second in the 200 back with a time of 2:01.45, followed by Kim who finished in third (2:07.11).

*Moore placed third in the 200 breast with a swim of 2:23.53.

*Armijo touched second in the 500 free with a time of 5:02.35, Filippova grabbed third (5:04.59).

*Afanasyeva grabbed first in the 100 fly with a swim of 57.00.

*Armijo finished second in 400 IM with a time of 4:32.42.

*Closing out the meet, Filippova, Camryn Wheals, Schreiber, and Haase took second in the 400 free relay with a swim of 3:29.76. The team of Kim, Afanasyeva, Ash, and Lindsay Swail took third (3:29.86).


*Junior Jesse Cawley grabbed first on 3-meter (288.80).

*Cawley took third on 1-meter (282.10).

*The 200 Medley Relay team of Richard SzilagyiSam Willstrop, Bryan Chavez, and Sean Gage took second with a swim of 1:30.96. The team of Panos Bolanos, Jack BinderCasey McEuen, and Ogi Maric took third (1:31.59).

*Freshman Christopher Mykkanen touched first in the 1000 free (9:34.61), freshman Cameron Castro took second (9:38.65).

*Senior Hayden Hemmens took first in the 200 free with a time of 1:40.54, junior Bryan Chavez took second (1:42.05), followed by freshman Steven Butler who took third (1:44.20).

*Freshman Ogi Maric touched first in the 100 back with a swim of 49.40, followed by freshman Panos Bolanos who took second (49.93), sophomore Hayden Cornellison took third (50.19).

*Sophomore Sam Willstrop took third in the 100 breast (57.23).

*Sophomore Michael Klauss finished third in the 200 fly with a time of 1:52.72.

*Szilagyi finished second in the 100 free with a swim of 45.52.

*Bolanos grabbed first in 200 back (1:47.94), Maric followed in second (1:48.03), Cornellison finished third (1:52.45).

*Willstrop touched second in the 200 breast with a swim of 2:07.36.

*Mykkanen grabbed first in the 500 free with a time of 4:36.97, Hemmens took second (4:42.19), Castro grabbed third (4:49.40).

*Sophomore Michal Cukanow took second in the 100 fly with a swim of 50.77, McEuen finished third 51.26.

*Cornellison took second in the 400 IM with a time of 4:06.64, followed by sophomore Ivan Zukov who grabbed third 4:07.22.

*Closing of the last event of the night, the 400 free relay team of Szilagyi, Steven Butler, Bolanos, and Sean Gage took second with a swim of 3:01.90. The team of Cukanow, Castro, Jake Keller, and McEuen took third (3:07.64).


” This was an incredibly well-fought meet. It came down to the last relay on the men’s side, and overall both the women and men stepped up in huge ways.”


NEXT FOR THE REBELS: The Rebel divers hit the road to USC for the Trojan Diving Invitational November 8-10.

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10 months ago

Probably a different result if UNLV hadn’t competed the day before….