BYU men’s swimming takes home first place at Pacific Invite

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BYU Cougars compete against one another in the Blue vs. White meet. The men’s team placed first overall in the Pacific Invite. (Maddi Dayton)

BYU men’s swim team showed a strong performance and placed first overall at the Pacific Invitational in Stockton, California.

BYU scored 1061 points in its victory over Pacific (900), Fresno Pacific (381) and Cal Berkley (317).

“We won the meet first and foremost which is great,” BYU head coach John Brooks said in a press release. “A lot of our returned missionaries are getting better with each meet and that is a lot of fun to watch. It was just a great team effort for us on the second day.”

Luis Ventura and Jake Taylor earned first place in several events. Ventura placed first in the 500-yard freestyle with a time of 4:36.10 and the 1650-yard freestyle with a 16:16.59. Taylor took first the 100-yard freestyle and the 200-yard backstroke posting times of 45.56 and 1:49.10 respectively.

Rainer Ng continued his winning ways by placing first in the 200-yard butterfly with a time of 1:50.87

Stephen Richards had a strong meet as well. He placed first in the 400-yard individual medley with a time of 4:07.98 and second in the 200-yard breaststroke posting a time of 2:07.71.

BYU placed first in the  200-yard freestyle relay and third in the 400-yard medley relay.

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