Utah to Host Annual Alumni Meet This Saturday

SALT LAKE CITY- The University of Utah swimming and diving will host the annual Alumni meet this Saturday, Oct. 10 at 11:30 a.m. in the Ute Natatorium.

“This will be such a fun weekend here on campus, with Homecoming, ESPN Gameday, and of course our annual Alumni Meet,” said Utah head coach Joe Dykstra. “We are expecting a great turn-out from alumni from many decades and it is fun to see them interact with the current team.  Tami Johnson has done such a fabulous job working to bring all of our alums back into the program and this event will further strengthen the bonds between Utah swimmers and divers across many different eras.”

With ESPN College Gameday coming to Utah for the Utah vs. California football game, the meet with begin at 11:30 a.m. MT.

The alumni meet will consist of former Utes competing against the current Ute team.

To open the 2015-16 season, the Utes took on rival BYU in a friendly competition. The meet was non-scored. The squad recorded nine wins during the meet.

The women’s squad took on #12 USC this past weekend but came up short, 138.5-112.5.

There were four wins recorded that day. Jordan Anderson took first in the 500 free with a time of 5:03.98 with Kat Wickham in second (5:19.37) and Maryssa McArthur in third (5:26.87). Maddie Velez took fourth in the event (5:30.90).

In the 100 fly, claiming the top spot was Jenna Marsh with a time of 57.54. Petra Soininen took second (57.63) with Sydney Bull in third (1:00.04) and Ashlyn Karosas in fourth (1:01.33).

Taking first in the 200 IM was Brianna Francis with a time of 2:07.97. Taking second in the event was Anderson (2:09.17) with Isabelle Kearns in third (2:14.15) and Karosas in fourth (2:16.35).

To finish the meet, the team of Gillian St.John, Dorien Butter, Darby Wayner and Rhianna Williams teamed together to take first in the 400 free relay with a time of 3:33.29. In second was a team of Marsh, Julienne Tadena, Hailey Pabst and McArthur with a time of 3:38.71.

The Utes will travel to Berkeley, Calif. on Oct. 15, where they take on the California Golden Bears. The meet is set to begin at 5 p.m. PT.

Swimming news courtesy of Utah Swimming & Diving.

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