The BYU men’s swim team beat CMU while the women’s team fell to UC Davis Saturday morning in Provo.
“Payton Sorensen posted one of the top-15 times in the country with his 50 free,” BYU head coach John Brooks said in a press release following the meet. “We had a lot of our men swimming in off-events, so they were able to learn some new things and that was very helpful for them.”
The men’s team swept the 200-yard medley relay, the 50-yard freestyle , 100-yard freestyle and the 100-yard butterfly. Jake Taylor continued his winning ways by placing first in the 100-yard breaststroke and the 100-yard freestyle with times of 57.08 and 45.24 respectively. Rainier Ng won the 100-yard backstroke posting a time of 49.81 and the 200-yard backstroke with a finishing time of 1:52.23. Sorensen won the 50-yard freestyle posting a 20.43; one of the fastest times in the country.
The women’s team lost to UC Davis in a close match. Vanessa Moffatt stood out for the women’s team by taking first in the 1000-yard and 500-yard freestyle with winning times of 10:38.03 and 5:08.56 respectively. A team comprised of Ellie Thornbrue, Katie Smith, Alora Foliaki and Brenna Dickson placed first in the 400-yard freestyle relay.
“We had a handful of swimmers from our women’s team that recorded lifetime best’s today,” Brooks said. “Vanessa did a really good job in the 500 and 1000 free events.”
The BYU men’s dive team swept the 1-meter dive with Matt Denkers placing in first place, Kevin Dreeson placing in second place and Jordan Tuckfield placing in third. The men also swept the 3-meter dive with Dreeson in first, Denkers in second and Tuckfield in third.
Ali Tippetts-Kottcamp took home first in the 3-meter dive for the women’s team.