Maddie Woznick, Cooper Deryk Set Pool Records as Utah Sweeps Colorado Mesa

by Jack McCormick 0

January 24th, 2021 News

Utah vs Colorado Mesa

  • Saturday, January 23rd, 2021
  • Ute Natatorium
  • Short Course Yards (SCY)
  • Men’s Results
  • Women’s Results
  • Scores
    • Men: Utah 176 – Colorado Mesa 67
    • Women: Utah 191 – Colorado Mesa 52

Utah hosted Division II Colorado Mesa on Saturday. The Utes were dominant in their home pool, winning all but two of the races and setting a pair of pool records in the process.

Women’s Meet

The Utah women started the meet strong, finishing with the top two places in the 200 medley relay. The team of Emma BroomeSadie EdwardsEmma Lawless, and Maddie Woznick combined to finish first in 1:42.18. For Woznick, that race was the first of three event victories on the day. Later in the meet she added first place finishes in the 50 free (23.13) and 100 free (50.50). Her time in the 50 broke the pool record, formerly held by by Olympian Simone Manuel.

In her lone race of the day, Utah’s Taylor Kabacy finished with the top time in the 1000 free, touching in 10:29.29.

Winning the second race of her college career was Alyssa Watson in the 200 free. The freshman held off teammate Sara McClendon to win in a time of 1:53.24.

The 200 IM was one of two events won by Colorado Mesa’s Lily Borgenheimer. Borgenheimer was dominant in the IM, leading Utah’s Sadie Edwards by nearly a second and a half to finish in 2:05.76. She later added a second event win in the 100 breast (1:02.88). Borgenheimer was the runner-up in the 200 breast at the 2019 DII Championship meet while swimming for Minnesota State-Mankato.

On the 1-meter diving board, Utah had the top three performances, with Lizzie DeCecco taking first with a score of 282.60. DeCecco added a second win on the 3-meter board later in the meet with a score of 297.45.

Earning her second win of the day in the 100 fly was Emma Lawless with a time of 54.74. She later joined with Audrey Reimer, Kayla Miller, and Emma Broome to take first in the 400 free relay (3:27.44).

Reimer also added an individual event win in the 100 back, winning by almost two seconds with a time of 54.88.

Sara McClendon won the 500 free by only a second over her teammate Cameron Daniell. McClendon finished in 5:05.68, while Daniell was just behind her in 5:06.68.

Men’s Meet

Utah, who didn’t lose a single event on the men’s side, started the meet off with the team of Andrei Ungur, Andrew Britton, Cooper Deryk, and Finn O’Haimhirgin taking first in the 200 medley relay in a time of 1:26.94. O’Haimhirgin later added a win in the 100 free (45.69), while Britton took the 100 breast in 55.77 and Ungur claimed the 100 back in 48.54.

Deryk would add two more event wins later in the meet. After leading the field in the 50 free (20.30), he added his final event win, and a new pool record in the 100 fly, touching in 47.21. He was joined in finishing under 48.0 by teammate Ben Waterman.

Nick Becker, like his teammate Taylor Kabacy on the women’s side, won his lone race of the day, the 1000 free. Becker finished in 9:43.88.

The 200 free went to Cole Giandinoto with a time of 1:40.38.

Winning the 200 IM was Utah freshman Holden Ellsworth. Ellsworth held off Colorado Mesa’s Mahmoud Elgayar to win in 1:53.35. Elgayar was a DII NCAA qualifier in the event last year.

Sweeping the diving events was Tony Chen of Utah. Chen finished with a score of 315.38 on the 1-meter and 368.03 on the 3-meter.

Nathan Ramey took the 500 free with a time of 4:41.83.

Utah finished the meet up with a win in the 400 free relay in 3:00.42.

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