The University of Toledo has announced Jonas Persson as head women’s coach, a former Swedish Olympian.
Katie McLaughlin picked up her first event win since suffering a neck injury in January, while Abbey Weitzeil completed a sprint sweep at the Fran Crippen Swim Meet of Champions (SMOC).
The University of Utah competes in their first meet against BYU in a relay only meet, led by head coach Joe Dykstra.
Dave Nolan will lead five Stanford swimmers in total in the A final of the 200 IM, a BIG push for the Cardinal as they try to maintain their lead.
Stanford’s David Nolan targets the 200 IM this morning, but will face a stacked field containing the likes of Cal’s fierce foursome of Ryan Murphy, Jacob Pebley, Chuck Katis and Josh Prenot.
Though there’s still plenty of scratching left to be done before the meet begins Wednesday night, we’ve got up to three match-ups slated between Cal star Ryan Murphy and his Stanford counterpart Dave Nolan.
Nick Soedel topped Cristian Quintero (pictured) in the individual 100 free, but Quintero beat Soedel leading off the 400 free relay as USC topped Utah on the road.
The Utah Utes got triple wins from Kristian Kron and managed to limit the top Denver Pioneers enough to win a home meet handily, while the Pioneer women rolled to an 8-point road win on three Sam Corea victories.
Utah’s Bence Kiraly threw down a tri-fecta of wins in the 200y free/500y free and 200y IM to add to the Ute’s men’s point siege.
The Utah men’s and women’s swimming & diving teams will head to Tempe, Ariz., this Friday, Jan. 9 to face Arizona State in a Pac-12 dual-meet.
The Utah swimming and diving come off a strong fall season with multiple athletes recording new school records and NCAA standard times/marks, along with some of these athletes ranking among the fastest swimmers in the nation.
Utah senior Nick Soedel won three individual events as the Utah Utes won over Arizona for the second-straight year.
The rematch of the Arizona-Utah dual, perhaps the biggest college dual meet upset of last season, will happen this weekend, with UNLV joining the meet and hosting.
There was a lot of splashing-and-dashing going on, and not all of it was freestyle. Watch the video to see the men’s 50 free final from LA Invite.