The University of Utah women’s swimming and diving team will host Oregon State this Friday, Sept. 30 at 5:30 p.m. in the Ute Natatorium.
“After a great showing at the exhibition relays last week in Provo, we get right to business this week with our first Pac-12 Dual versus Oregon State,” said head Utah coach Joe Dykstra. “They have a new coaching staff so not sure what exactly to expect out of their team, but I expect our girls to be excited to race and get off to a great start this season. I also look forward to seeing some things cleaned up from a technical standpoint that we struggled on last week.”
Scouting the Utes
Seniors Stina Colleou and Amanda Casillas along with sophomore Genevieve Robertson represented the Utes at the 2016 NCAA Championships. Colleou and Robertson both swam in the 100 and 200 breast. Casillas competed in the three-meter and platform diving events.
In the 100 breast, Colleou took 41st with a time of 1:01.31 while Robertson took 47th (1:01.78). They also took part in the 200 breast with Colleou finishing 25th with a time of 2:10.36 and Robertson placing 34th with a time of 2:11.79.
Casillas took 44th on the three-meter (261.50) and then took 27th on the platform event with a score of 224.15.
At the Pac-12 Championships, the team finished in sixth, tallying 538.5 points. Highlights included Colleou taking fourth in the 200 breast as well as Megan Kawaguchi and Jordan Anderson setting a new school records.
Colleou finished with a time of 2:09.79 in the 200 breast. In the “B” finals, Robertson took second with a time of 2:11.47.
In the “C” finals for the 200 back, Kawaguchi took the top spot with a time of 1:56.85, a new school record in the event, surpassing the previous time of 1:57.45 which was set at the 2015 Pac-12’s.
Anderson set a new school record in the 400 IM as she finished seventh in the “A” finals touching in at 4:12.31. The previous school record was set the 2015 Pac-12’s.
Last Time Out Against OSU
The Utes last saw OSU on Jan. 6, 2016 where they came out on top, 143-116. They won nine events during the meet.
Robertson won a pair of events for the Utes, capturing the 100 (1:04.44) and 200 breast (2:17.68). Robertson was also part of the winning 200 medley relay team that featured Shayla Archer, Jenna Marsh and Darby Wayner.
Marsh and Wayner also won individual events as well. Marsh captured the 100 fly in 57.28 and Wayner won the 50 free with a time of 24.34.
Isabella Kearns won the 200 fly (2:05.30) and narrowly missed out in the 1000 free with a time of 10:38.50. Gillian St. John won the 100 free in 52.14 and Hailey Pabst captured the 200 back in 2:07.94 and also finished fourth in the 100 back with a time of 1:00.71.
Brianna Francis was the only Ute competitor to place in three individual events during the meet. She won the 200 IM in 2:05.02, was the runner-up in the 200 breast (2:19.76) and took third in the 100 breast (1:05.43).
NEXT TIME OUT
The men and women swim and dive team will return to the pool Oct.6-8 to compete in the both the Florida Gulf Coast Invitational in Fort Myers, Fla. and the Intermountain Shootout in Grand Junction, Colo.
Courtesy of University of Utah Athletics.