SALT LAKE CITY – Utah swimming and diving will travel to Wyoming and Boise State this Saturday, Dec. 3. The men’s team will take on Wyoming in Green River at 1 p.m. MT. The women will compete against BSU in the Boise West YMCA at 11 a.m. MT.
“We are racing two good opponents on the road this Saturday to close out the fall semester portion of our schedule,” said Utah head coach Joe Dykstra. “Boise State is a fantastic team and will challenge us in every way possible at their pool.
The men’s meet is in a great facility in Green River, Wyoming for the second-consecutive year and last year the place was packed and created a great atmosphere. The guys didn’t perform very well at this meet so we are looking forward to coming out strong and putting up a better showing against the Cowboys this season.”
LAST TIME OUT
The Utes competed at the Ohio State Invitational, Nov. 18-20. The men’s team took second while the women placing seventh.
Jack Burton put up an impressive performance at the Invitational. He took first in the 100 breast (54.56) and the 200 breast (1:56.67). He remains undefeated in both events this season.
More highlights for the Utes include second-place finishes by Stina Colleou and Ethan Dillard. Colleou took second in the 200 breast with a time of 2:09.90 with Dillard taking second in the 200 IM (1:46.74).
Colleou also took seventh in the 100 breast touching in at 1:01.29 and Mckenna Gassaway was 15th (1:02.79) in the event.
In the 100 back, Paul Unger claimed the third-place spot touching in at 47.91. Rahiti De Vos took fourth in the 500 free with a time of 4:23.22 and Matteo Sogne was eighth in the event (4:26.20).
In diving, Amanda Casillas took second on both the three-meter (294.45) and the platform event (238.10). Josiah Purss also stepped on the podium as he took second in the three-meter. He came away with a total score of 388.40.
LAST MEETING WITH WYOMING
The men took on Wyoming last season on Dec. 5. They ultimately came up short, 173-127. The squad won six events during the meet.
Unger took first in the 100 back with a time of 49.52 and in the 100 fly (50.66). In the 200 IM, Nolan Rogers was second touching in at 1:53.46.
LAST MEETING WITH BOISE STATE
The women’s squad hosted Boise State last year and was topped 159-118.
Colleu took second in the 100 breast with a time of 1:05.21 with Genevieve Robertson (1:05.57) following. Robertson later took second in the 200 breast (2:18.79).
In the 50 free, St. John was second touching in at 24.18. Butter took third in the 100 free (52.49) and fourth in the 200 free (1:53.70).
The Utes will take a month off from competition. To start the new year, they will host Harvard on Jan. 3 (diving only) and Jan. 7. They also will welcome Denver on Jan. 7.