Utah Picks Up Road Win In Dual Meet Against UNLV


  • Results
  • Hosted by UNLV
  • Friday, November 4th
  • 25 yards
  • Dual meet format


  • Men: Utah 192, UNLV 100
  • Women: Utah 178, UNLV 122

The University of Utah men and women traveled to Las Vegas on Friday for a dual meet against the UNLV rebels. Both Utah squads came home with a victory, as the men won the meet 192-100 and the women won 178-122.

Jordan Anderson raced to multiple individual event victories to help the Utah women take the win. She got the ball rolling in the 1000 free, where she clocked a 10:19.55 to win by over 10 seconds. She returned to the pool for the 200 fly, picking up her 2nd win with a 2:04.80.

Jack Burton continued his undefeated streak in the 100 breast for the Utes, winning the race in 55.92 to give himself a lead of over 2 seconds. Burton then completed his sweep of the breaststrokes with a 2:04.38 in the 200 breast.

After a year away last season, UNLV’s Tom Paco-Pedroni was back in competition for the Rebels, sweeping the sprint freestyles for his team. In the 50 free, he led a 1-2-3 sweep for UNLV with his 20.14 ahead of teammates Kasey Foley (20.63) and Or Sabatier (20.96). Paco-Pedroni and Foley then went 1-2 again in the 100 free, clocking times of 43.41 and 45.50 respectively.


LAS VEGAS, Nev. – Utah Swimming and Diving swept UNLV on Friday evening. The men won with a score of 192-100, while the women came out ahead with a score of 178-122.

To start the meet, the women’s relay team of Shayla Archer, Stina Colleou, Darby Wayner and Dorien Butter captured the 400 medley relay touching in at 3:47.65. Butter would also take first in the 100 free (51.69).

Jordan Anderson took first in the 1,000 free (10:19.55) and the 200 fly (2:04.80) to cap a solid evening while Sarah Lottwas first in the 200 free (1:51.94) and Colleou captured the 200 breast (2:17.07).

Adding to the win total were Gillian St. John in the 50 free (23.69) and Wayner in the 100 fly (56.65). Wayner also took second in the 200 IM (2:06.83).

In the 100 back, Shayla Archer was second with a time of 58.19. Mallori Allen (58.35) and Hailey Pabst (1:00.19) followed for the Utes. Allen also took second in the 200 back touching in at 2:04.52.

McKenna Gassaway took third in the 100 breast (1:04.95) with her sister Mariah Gassaway taking fourth (1:05.83).

The quartet of Jenna Marsh, Kristine Pataray, St.John and Butter took first in the 200 free relay touching in at 1:34.75. Lott, Claire Jackson, Anderson and Pabst took second (1:37.36).

On the board, Amanda Casillas was first in the one-meter event tallying a score of 310.80 with Lauren Hall in second (291.15). Casillas was second in the three-meter (253.95) and Hall was third (229.28).

The men’s team of McKay King, Jack Burton, Colten Montgomery and Liam O’Haimhirgin started the men’s evening by taking first in the 400 medley relay (3:21.01). King would later take first in the 100 back (49.57).

Jack Burton remained undefeated this season as he took first in the 100 breast with a time of 55.92 and the 200 breast (2:04.38).

In the 1,000 free, Rahiti De Vos took first (9:20.69) with Matteo Sogne (9:24.92) and Brody Lewis (9:24.92) following the freshman.

Austin Phillips captured the 200 free touching in at 1:41.88. Brendan Nguyen was second in the event (1:42.46). Ethan Dilllard was first in the 200 back (1:51.21) with Phillips (1:51.21) and Nguyen following (1:53.33).

In the 500 free, Brandon Shreeve was first touching in at 4:33.96 and in the 100 fly, Montgomery took first (59.54).

A one-two finish by the Utes in the 200 fly was turned in by Luis Macias (1:50.15) and Chris Taber (1:50.15). Tommy Baker was third in the 100 free touching in at 45.89.

In diving competition, sophomore Connor Cain was first in the one-meter and three-meter. On the one-meter board, he came out with a total score of 288.90. Josiah Purss was second (267.45). On the three-meter, Cain tallied a score of 336.45 with Daniel Theriault coming in second (291.68).

The Utes will have next week off before heading to Columbus to compete in the Ohio State Invitational, Nov. 17-19.


LAS VEGAS (UNLVRebels.com) – The UNLV men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams opened their home schedule on Friday night by taking on the Utah Utes from the Pac-12 Conference, dropping both meets but still claiming nine event wins in the process. The Rebels women (0-2) dropped to the Utes by a 178-122 score, while UNLV’s men lost by a 192-100 margin at Buchanan Natatorium.

“On the men’s side tonight we ran into a deep program and unfortunately we didn’t really answer that call,” said UNLV head coach Ben Loorz. “When you get swept in some events that’s not good. We have to respond better to those challenges in the future, though our sprint groups did perform well tonight. On the women’s, we had success winning quite a few events tonight and that’s a good sign going up against a Pac-12 squad. We stepped up and raced today. Now we have a quick turnaround, taking on BYU tomorrow at 11 am, so we just need to make sure we’re good to take care of business.”

Two double-event winners highlighted the women’s efforts. It began with Kyndal Phillips in the 100 back, as she won easily in a time of 56.88. Phillips then added a second win in the 200 back, out-touching Utah’s Mallori Allen by .04 seconds with a mark of 2:04.52. The other double-winner on the night was Kristina Hendrick, with first place times in the 100 breast (1:03.61) and the 200 IM (2:05.80). Also posting wins for UNLV were Ida Schutt in the 500 free (5:02.39) and Myka Fielding on the 3-meter board (267.68).

The story on the men’s side was the return of Tom Paco-Pedroni, as after a year away he claimed two sprint free wins. First, the 50 free, was won by Paco-Pedroni in a time of 20.14, part of a 1-2-3 sweep in the event as he was followed by Kasey Foley and Or Sabatier. Next, he won the 100 free in 43.41, while again Foley placed second in the race.

Paco-Pedroni, Sabatier, Foley and Murilo Gustineli would combine for the final win of the night, as their 200 free relay squad won in a time of 1:22.16.

The Rebels are back in action Saturday morning with an 11 am meet against BYU.

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