Utah Men Finish 2016 Schedule With Win Over Wyoming

MEET STATS

  • Complete results
  • Hosted by Wyoming (Green River, Wyoming)
  • December 3rd, 2016
  • 25 yards, dual meet (men only)

RECAP 

The Utah men’s team defeated the Wyoming Cowboys in Wyoming in a men’s only dual meet (171 to 129).

The Utes won 10 events, and dominated the freestyle races. McKay King won the 50 (20.78), Liam O’Haimhirgin won the 100 (45.66), Rahiti De Vos won the 500 (4:37.09) and Matteo Sogne won the 1000 (9:34.01).

Utah also notched victories in the sprint butterfly and backstroke events. Paul Unger won the 100 back (49.66) and Colten Montgomery won the 100 fly (49.94).

Jack Herron from Wyoming prevented Utah from sweeping the freestyle events with his win in the 200 free (1:40.76). In addition, Wyoming’s Gabe Rooker was the only double individual event winner on the day. He took the 100 breast (54.59) and 200 breast (2:01.52).

Both teams will turn their focus to training for the second half of the season, and will resume competition on January 7th, 2017. Utah will then host Denver, and Wyoming will travel to the Colorado School of Mines.

PRESS RELEASES

Courtesy of Utah Athletics:

Green River, Wyo.– Utah men’s swimming and diving defeated Wyoming this weekend, 171-129, winning 10 events.

Freshman Matteo Sogne took first in the 1,000 free touching in at 9:34.01 and Paul Unger was first in the 100 back (49.66). Sogne would later take second in the 500 free (4:38.04).

In the 200 fly, Luis Macias claimed the top spot touching in at 1:51.46. McKay King was first in the 50 free (20.78) and Liam O’Haimhirgin was first in the 100 free (45.66).

Adding to the Utah win tally were Rahiti De Vos in the 500 free (4:37.09) and Colten Montgomery in the 100 fly (49.94).

On the boards, Connor Cain was first in the one-meter event tallying a score of 315.83. He also took third on the three-meter event (310.88).

A team of Unger, Jack Burton, Montgomery and King took first in the 200 medley relay touching in at 1:29.81. In the 400 free relay, Fernando Cervantes, King, De Vos and O’Haimhirgin teamed together to take first with a time of 3:02.96.

In the 200 IM, Cole Avery took second (1:53.29) with Nolan Rogers following (1:54.22) him in third. Ganem Tebet (200 breast, 2:02.85) and Ethan Dillard (200 breast, 1:51.64; 100 back, 50.06) also took second in their respective events.

The Utes will take a break from competition until the new year. They will host Harvard on Jan. 3 (diving only) and Jan. 7. They also will welcome Denver on Jan. 7.

Courtesy of Wyoming Athletics:

GREEN RIVER, Wyo. – Wyoming men’s swimming and diving fell to the University of Utah on Saturday afternoon in Green River, Wyo., by a score of 171-129.

The Cowboys earned victories in six of the day’s 16 events. Sophomore Jack Herron earned UW’s first win of the dual in the 200 freestyle with a time of 1:40.76. Senior Gabe Rooker swept the 100 and 200 breaststroke events, with times of 54.59 and 2:01.52, respectively. Senior Ryan Ball outpaced the competition in the 200 backstroke, clocking in at 1:49.81. Junior Wade Nelson placed first in the 200 individual medley, finishing in 1:52.71. On the boards, freshman Scotia Mullin claimed the top score (322.80) on the three-meter, just ahead of redshirt-sophomore Ryan Russi (317.48)

“It was a great weekend of racing, I thought the team did a terrific job,” UW head coach Tom Johnson said. “We need to focus on continued improvement in the second half of the season and see what we can do.”

Both the men’s and women’s teams competed in the preliminary heats in the final day of the CMU Invite on Saturday morning. The two squads departed early in order for the men to meet up with their teammates in Green River.

UW swimming and diving will be back in action on Jan. 7 against Colorado School of Mines beginning at 12 p.m. MT at Corbett Pool.

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