Utah Picks Up Road Sweep at UNLV

Utah at UNLV

  • Men: Utah def. UNLV 142-91; Women: Utah def. UNLV 147-96
  • Results
  • Las Vegas, Nevada
  • Nov. 2, 2018

Courtesy: Utah Athletics

LAS VEGAS – The Utah men’s swimming and diving team captured 11 events en route to an easy victory at UNLV this evening.

“I am really proud of the team’s performance,” head coach Joe Dykstra said. “After another difficult week of training and a six hour bus ride, we came out swinging with the relay performances. It was great to pick up another road win.”

The event started with the Utes rolling in the 400 medley relay. Daniel McArthur, Andrew Britton, Colten Montgomery and Felix Chiun won with a time of 3:19.25. McArthur returned for the 200 back, which he won in 1:48.21. Chiun eventually teamed with Rodolfo Moreira, Clay Stoddard and Austin Phillips to close the meet with a victory in the 200 free relay (1:20.59).

Stoddard and Phillips also captured individual wins in the 50 free and 100 free respectively. The Utes made it a clean sweep in the freestyle events as Rahiti De Vos won the 200 in 1:41.20 and the 500 in 4:32.89. Freshman Nick Becker took the 1000 in 9:23.73 to cap a solid showing.

Other Utah winners included Jackson Cunningham in the 400 IM (4:01.07), Chris Taber in the 200 fly (1:48.51) and Ethan Dillard in the 200 breast (2:06.45).

On the boards, newcomer Rylan Little was second on the one-meter with a score of 283.75

The divers are back in action next weekend at the USC Invitational while the swimmers will travel to the Minnesota Invitational at the end of the month.

LAS VEGAS – The Utah women’s swimming and diving team defeated UNLV this evening.

“I am really proud of the team’s performance,” head coach Joe Dykstra said. “After another difficult week of training and a six hour bus ride, we came out swinging with the relay performances. It was great to pick up another road win.”

Tonight’s meet started with a solid performance in the 400 medley relay as Audrey Reimer, Darby Wayner, Aryanna Fernandes and Gillian St. John went top in 3:44.71.

Reimer and Wayner continued their success in the individual events with the freshman winning the 200 back in 2:01.67 and the senior taking the 200 breast in 2:18.58. St. John was Utah’s top performer in the 50 free (3rd, 23.59) and Fernandes could say the same after the 100 free (3rd, 51.97).

Senior Jordan Anderson, the school record holder in the 400 IM, clocked in at 4:22.95 to capture first place. Emma Lawless was victorious in the 200 fly with a time of 2:02.87 and sophomore Sara McClendon endured the 1000 free and came away with another win for the Utes in 10:22.76.

On the boards, Clare Greenlow picked up another top result with a score of 259.75 in the three-meter event.

Rounding out the evening, Ianire Casarin was back in the pool and took a runner-up spot in the 200 free (1:50.39) and Kristina Miletic did the same in the 500 (5:08.13).

The divers are back in action next weekend at the USC Invitational while the swimmers will travel to the Minnesota Invitational at the end of the month.

Courtesy: UNLV Athletics

LAS VEGAS – The UNLV men and women’s swimming and diving teams were swept by former MW rival Utah in a dual meet Friday at the Jim Reitz Pool. The Rebel women were able to stay close from the start but lost with an overall score of 147-96. The Rebel Men meanwhile fell by a score of 142-91.  Divers from both teams competed after the meet along with divers from BYU, and the scores were included in the dual meet totals.

THE RUNDOWN – WOMEN:
*Freshman diver Gillian Ashley placed 3rd on 3M with a score of 234.05.
*Kicking off the first event, Eva Kim, Skylar MooreKate Afanasyeva, and Sydney Schuette finished 3rd in the 400 medley relay with a time of 3:50.62.
*Freshman Julia Filippova touched first in the 200 free with a time of 1:48.88, followed by freshman Filio Raftopoulou who placed 3rd with a 1:51.07.
*Sophomore Zohar Shikler finished first in the 50 free with a 23.41, sophomore Caitlyn Schreiber followed closely behind in 2nd (23.50).
*Freshman Carissa Armijo finished 2nd in the 400 IM with a swim of 4:27.01.
*Freshman Gabby Lizzul touched 3rd in the 200 fly with a time of 2:06.91.
*Filippova takes first in the 100 free with a swim of 50.53, followed by Shikler who finished 2nd with a 51.83.
*Raftopoulou placed 2nd in the 200 back, with a swim time of 2:02.57, followed by freshman Kacey Kiuchi who touched 3rd with a 2:03.73.
*Armijo touched first in the 500 free (4:59.96).
*Freshman Skylar Moore placed 3rd in the 200 breast (2:21.89).
*Closing out the night, the 200 free relay team of Julia Filippova, Zohar Shikler, Caitlyn Schreiber and Eva Kim won with a swim of 1:33.29.

THE RUNDOWN – MEN:
*Sophomore Jesse Cawley finished first on 1M with a total of 298.35, followed by freshman Tazman Abramowicz who placed 3rd with a score of 280.45.
*Cawley placed first on 3M with a total score of 350.70, Abramowicz finished in 3rd with a total of 323.35.
*The 400 Medley Relay team of Hayden Cornellison, Sam Willstrop, Michal Cukanow, and Hayden Hemmens placed 3rd with a swim of 3:21.71.
*Junior Hayden Hemmens touched 2nd in the 200 free with a swim of 1:41.51, followed by sophomore Richard Szilagyi who placed 3rd with a 1:41.92.
*Freshman Casey McEuen touched 3rd in the 50 free, swimming a 20.87.
*Freshman Hayden Cornellison finished 3rd in the 400 IM with a time of 4:09.13.
*Freshman Michal Cukanow placed 3rd in the 200 fly with a swim of 1:50.86.
*Szilagyi finished 3rd in the 100 free with a swim of 45.62.
*Cornellison touched 3rd in the 200 back with a time of 1:50.59.
*Freshman Sam Willstrop touched 3rd in the 200 breast with a time of 2:06.79.
*Finishing out the night, Mike Niezgodski, Ethan Klein, Sean Gage, and Jack Binder finished 2nd in the 200 free relay with a swim of 1:27.99.

QUOTABLE-
“There were some really nice efforts tonight. We were out-gunned on the men’s side, but it was still a great showing from our medley relay and our young crew of breaststrokers. This whole squad is young, they are stepping up one meet at a time.

On the women’s side we had some nice wins and even 1-2 finishes in the freestyle events. And even some lifetime-best performances from some freshmen. Our freestyle relay at the end was a really stellar swim from all four women, a nice nice time for early November.”

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