Malia Fernandez Sweeps Sprints as UNLV Women Top BYU, Cougar Men Best Rebels


  • Saturday, November 5, 2022
  • Richards Building Pool, Provo, UT
  • SCY (25 yards)
  • Results



  1. UNLV – 139
  2. BYU – 104


  1. BYU – 134
  2. UNLV – 109

BYU hosted UNLV for a combined dual meet in Provo, featuring a shortened format of the standard dual meet. The event lineup was normal, except that the 100 fly, back, and breast were not included. BYU came away with a win in the men’s meet, while the Rebels bested BYU in the women’s meet.


UNLV closed the women’s meet with a bang, going 1-2 in the women’s 400 free relay. Blanka Bokros (53.01), Bridget Sullivan (52.01), Erika Carlson (51.81), and Malia Fernandez (51.86) combined on UNLV’s ‘A’ relay to win the event in 3:28.69. The ‘B’ relay, made up of Kyra Tonsil (53.05), Averi Webb (51.43), Marta Klimek (52.70), and Teneka Ash (53.76), swam a 3:30.94, finishing second. Notably, Scarlett Cao led the UNLV ‘C’ relay off in 52.79, faster than the ‘A’ or ‘B’ lead-offs swam.

Having swum on the winning 400 free relay, UNLV’s Malia Fernandez also swept the women’s sprint free events. Fernandez posted a 23.66 in the 50 free, touching 0.10 seconds ahead of teammate Pilar Cohen. She then went on to win the women’s 100 free in 51.72, which was actually faster than she ended up swimming on the anchor of the 400 free relay at the end of the meet.

BYU won the women’s 200 medley relay in 1:42.97. Charlotte Fie’eiki (26.16), Mackenzie Miller (28.98), Rachel Oyler (24.44), and Brynn Sproul (23.39) teamed up to earn the win. UNLV’s ‘A’ relay came in second but was disqualified for an early take-off.

BYU’s Brynn Sproul would go on from that relay to win the women’s 200 back, swimming a 2:03.59. She swam a tightly-split race, going 1:01.20 on the first 100, then coming home in 1:02.39.

UNLV’s Erika Carlson was a double event winner, taking the women’s 200 free and 500 free. Carlson led a 1-2 charge in the women’s 200 free, swimming a 1:51.61, just ahead of teammate Marta Klimek, who came in second with a 1:51.99.

Carlson then swam a 5:02.55 to win the women’s 500 free, again leading a 1-2 charge by the Rebels. This time, fellow freshman Kayleigh Lovell came in second with a 5:04.88. Lovell had previously won the women’s 1000 free earlier in the meet, swimming a 10:22.59.

UNLV posted a 1-2 finish in the women’s 200 fly, where Gabby Lizzul won the race with a 2:06.60. Teammate Teneka Ash clocked a 2:07.53 for second. The Rebels also won the women’s 200 breast, with Calysta Bartlett earning a win with the 2:19.15.

BYU’s Katie McBratney-Graves won the women’s 200 IM in 2:05.91.


BYU started out the men’s meet with a win in the 200 medley relay. Diego Camacho (22.61), Josue Dominguez (24.37), Javier Nicolas (20.68), and Brigham Harrison (19.99) combined for a 1:27.65.

Though he swam fly on the 200 medley relay, BYU’s Javier Nicolas would go on to sweep the sprint free events. Nicolas clocked a 20.45 in the 50 free, touching out UNLV’s Bryson Huey, who came in second with a 20.50. He then won another very tight race in the 100 free, swimming a 44.96. This time, he touched out teammate Brigham Harrison (45.03).

Tama Tuitama won a decisive victory for BYU in the men’s 200 IM, posting a 1:51.23. Tama got out to an early lead on the first 100, then a 31.96 breast split separated him further from the field.

BYU’s Abe Barragan won the 500 free, swimming a 4:32.25, finishing ten seconds ahead of the rest of the field.

Brad Prolo (BYU) took the men’s 200 fly in 1:49.04, winning the event by three seconds.

For the second day in a row, UNLV’s Adnan Beji won the 200 breast. He was faster this time than the day before against Utah, speeding to victory with a 2:00.74. He put together a very fast final 50 split of 30.10.

Rebel Cameron Castro also won the men’s 1000 free for the second day in a row, swimming a 9:41.56, while Zsolt Szodi won the 200 free again, swimming a 1:39.48.

UNLV’s Panos Bolanos won the men’s 200 back in 1:48.44, nearly even-splitting the race. He was out in 53.39 on the first 100, then came home in 55.05.


  • Women’s 1-meter: Tessa Watkins (BYU) – 270.08
  • Women’s 3-meter: Alexia Jackson (BYU) – 321.30
  • Men’s 1-meter: Mickey Strauss (BYU) – 371.03
  • Men’s 3-meter: Mickey Strauss (BYU) – 347.63

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