Cougar swim and dive teams come up short against University of Utah

BYU dive athlete mid-dive in a meet against Denver January 24, 2015. (Bryan Pearson)
BYU dive athlete mid-dive in a meet against Denver Jan. 24, 2015. (Bryan Pearson)

The BYU swim and dive teams lost to University of Utah in Salt Lake City Friday. The men’s team fell 170-126 while the women were outscored 205-93. The Cougars were able to secure wins in a few different events but ended up losing overall to the Utes.

The Cougars swept the Utes in the men’s 400-yard freestyle relay, with Evan Berger, Levi Jensen, Hayden Palmer and McKay King taking first to end the meet with a high note.

The women swept the Utes and took the top four spots in the 400-yard freestyle relay behind great performances from Ciera Kelly, Andrea Grant, Lauren Taylor and Alora Foliaki.

Nathan Gonsalez and Kevin Dreesen took second and third in the men’s three-meter dive. Gonsalez also took second in the one-meter dive, while Nic Sunder came in third. Alex Tippets gave the Cougars second place in the women’s three-meter dive.

Rainer Ng, Michael King, Mckay King and Jake Taylor came in second in the men’s 200-yard medley relay in a race that was determined in the final two seconds. Ng also came in first place in the men’s 100-yard backstroke.

Other winners for BYU included Stephen Richards, who came in first place in both the men’s 100- and 200-yard breaststroke, and Jake Taylor, who took first place in both the men’s 200-yard IM and 200-yard backstroke.

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