BYU swim and dive beats Denver

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Bryan Pearson
A BYU dive athlete mid-dive in a meet against Denver. (Bryan Pearson)

The BYU men’s swim and dive team beat Denver 158-142 on Saturday, while the women’s team lost 171-124.

Star swimmer Jake Taylor continued to show his dominance, coming in first place in each of the five races he swam. Taylor, along with Evan Berger, McKay King and Hayden Palmer, took first in the 400-yard freestyle relay to close out the meet.

“(Jake’s) a stud,” head coach John Brooks said. “He loves racing, he loves competing, and we’re glad to have him on our side.”

Rainer Ng, Michael King, McKay King and Mitchell Allphin worked to give BYU its first win of the meet with a 1:31.45 time in the 200-yard medley relay.

Haley Bertoldo and Ciera Marsh Keller finished second and third in the women’s 100-yard backstroke. They were able to finish second and third once again in the 200-yard backstroke.

Alora Foliaki, Lauren Shaw Taylor, Emily Harris and Keller combined to take second in the women’s 400 free relay team.

“Our guys battled it out; they’re tough, and they’ve done a great job all season,” Brooks said. “It was a good way to regroup after ASU. On the girls’ side, we’re young, and we also have a lot of girls that are injured, so we’re hoping to improve next week.”

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