Denver Women, BYU Men Pick Up Wins On Senior Day At El Pomar Natatorium

Denver vs BYU

  • Friday, January 6, 2023
  • Denver, Colorado
  • SCY (25 yards)
  • Results
  • Team Scores
    • Women: Denver 160, BYU 83
    • Men: BYU 129, Denver 114

Courtesy: Denver Athletics

DENVER – The University of Denver women’s swimming and diving program nearly doubled up BYU for its third dual win of the season on Friday evening at El Pomar Natatorium. The Cougars earned a split by winning the men’s dual. In between the diving and swimming portions of the meet, Denver honored its 2023 senior class.

Women’s Scores
Denver: 160
BYU: 83

Men’s Scores
BYU: 129
Denver: 114

Diving took place before tonight’s Senior Day festivities and swimming events. Olivia Gordon led a Denver quartet that took four of the top five spots with her 266.78. On the men’s side, Zyad Morsy had some big dives, making a clean sweep of the 1-meter (317.25) and 3-meter (355.43), earning NCAA Zone scores in both events.

Denver’s women opened the swimming portion of the meet with a 1-2 finish in the women’s 200 medley relay, led by Natalie ArkyJessica MaedaMia Moulden and Erika Remington’s time of 1:42.97.

The Pioneers’ first men’s win of the evening came in the 1000 free as Joseph Purdy reached the final wall in 9:31.07 to take the top spot. Joseph Hancock and Riley Babson earned third and fourth, respectively.

Sofia Nosack got Denver back on the top step of the women’s podium with a 1:53.43 in the women’s 200 free. Kieran Watson made it a clean sweep of event wins for Denver in the event, taking the men’s race in 1:41.01.

The Pios took the top two spots in the women’s 50 free. Remington and Megan Lucyshyn finished with times of 23.61 and 23.87, respectively.

Denver’s women made a clean sweep of the podium in the 200 IM. Jessica Maeda clocked in at 2:04.15, Mia Moulden finished the race in 2:07.80 and Mina Ada Solaker rounded out the trio with a 2:09.03.

Marco Nosack earned the Denver men another event win with a 1:50.66 in the men’s IM.

DU grabbed the top four spots in the women’s 100 fly. Moulden led the way in 57.01, Mary O’Neil took second in 57.67, Emmy Francell earned a third-place finish in 57.78 and Chrysten Pacheco rounded out the quartet with a 58.49.

Brandon Chapman made a close race of the men’s 100 fly, finishing in second with a 49.91.

Remington got Denver back on the top step with a 51.61 to capture the women’s 100 free. Frank Tirone took second in the men’s 100 free with a 45.72.

Denver’s women earned yet another podium sweep in the women’s 100 back. Arky won the race in 54.53. Fellow senior Gaby Antonini took second in 56.90 and Ali Beay finished third in 57.86.

Dylan Wright and Liam Simmons finished second (51.47) and third (51.72) in the men’s 100 back.

Riley Babson earned Denver’s next victory with a 4:36.29 in the men’s 500 free.

In the final individual events of the evening, Jessica Maeda clocked in at 1:03.06 to win the women’s 100 breast, while Sophia Bricker took second in 1:03.91.

Alex Lynch took second in the men’s 100 breast in 55.14.

Denver’s women’s 400 free relay of Ines MarinKali MetuzalsMary O’Neil and Sofia Nosack capped the dual win with a 3:30.57 to take first in the race.

Friday Night Event Wins
Women’s 200 Medley Relay – Natalie ArkyJessica MaedaMia MouldenErika Remington – 1:42.97
Men’s 1000 Free – Joseph Purdy – 9:31.07
Women’s 200 Free – Sofia Nosack – 1:53.43
Men’s 200 Free – Kieran Watson – 1:41.01
Women’s 50 Free – Erika Remington – 23.61
Women’s 200 IM – Jessica Maeda – 2:04.15
Men’s 200 IM – Marco Nosack – 1:50.66
Women’s 1-Meter Dive – Olivia Gordon – 266.78
Men’s 1-Meter Dive – Zyad Morsy – 317.25
Women’s 100 Fly – Mia Moulden – 57.01
Women’s 100 Free – Erika Remington – 51.61
Women’s 100 Back – Natalie Arky – 54.53
Men’s 500 Free – Riley Babson – 4:36.29
Men’s 3-Meter Dive – Zyad Morsy – 355.43
Women’s 100 Breast – Jessica Maeda – 1:03.06
Women’s 400 Free Relay – Ines MarinKali MetuzalsMary O’NeilSofia Nosack – 3:30.57

NCAA Standards
Women’s 1-Meter – Olivia Gordon – 266.78 – NCAA Zone Standard
Men’s 1-Meter – Zyad Morsy – 317.25 – NCAA Zone Standard
Men’s 3-Meter – Zyad Morsy – 355.43

Courtesy: BYU Athletics

PROVO, Utah — Winning seven of the 13 events on Friday evening, the Cougar swimmers and divers prevailed over the University of Denver in a back-and-forth meet, 129-114. As a team, the Cougars suffered a combined loss to the Pioneers with a final score of 274-212.

In the first event of the day for the men, a senior-led team of Diego Camacho, Josue Dominguez, Brad Prolo, and Brigham Harrison won the 200-yard medley relay with a winning time of 1:29.82. Andrew Eliason, William Bonnett, Tony Puertas, and Abraham Zimmerman also delivered a solid time of 1:30.71, placing second for the Cougars.

After losing the following 100- and 200-yard freestyle events, the senior Harrison narrowly missed a personal best, swimming a 20.32 in the 50-yard freestyle to get the Cougars back on track. Zimmerman also posted a 21.11 to come in third.

In the 100-yard butterfly, the senior Prolo also contributed to the Cougar’s success, posting a 49.36 to win the event. Puertas swam a 50.25 in the event as well, coming in third place.

Harrison followed up his strong performance in the 50-yard freestyle with a 45.31 in the 100-yard freestyle to win the event for the Cougars. Emerson Edwards also went on to place third in the event, swimming a 46.45.

For the third-straight event the Cougars were victorious, as Camacho swam a 50.50 in the 100-yard backstroke.

The men closed out the day’s events strong, winning the final two contests in the 100-yard breaststroke and 400-yard freestyle relay. Dominguez placed first in the 100-yard breaststroke with a time of 54.98, with Evan VanderSluis coming in third posting a 55.25. A team of Harrison, Zimmerman, Edwards and Camacho won the final event of the day in the 400-yard freestyle relay, swimming a 3:01.34.

For the divers, Chase Hindmarsh and Mickey Strauss led the way in the 1-meter dive, scoring a 292.43 and 290.48 respectively. Strauss also posted the highest score for the Cougars in the 3-meter dive, recording a 317.33.

The men’s swim and dive teams will next compete in the Air Force Invite on Jan. 20 and 21. Times for the events will be posted in the days leading up to the events, as well as information on how to follow the events live.

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