Brandon Watson earned Second Team All-American honors Thursday. (Photo by Mark Philbrick/BYU Photo)
MINNEAPOLIS -- The BYU men's swim and dive team finished day one of the 2007 NCAA Championships with a couple of All-American honors in the 200 free relay and 1-meter dive and a record broken in the 50 free.
Brett Allen, Jorge Azevedo, Chris Patience and Travis Price qualified for the finals in the 200 free relay earlier in the day with a time of 1:19.52. The performance was good enough to earn them Second Team All-America honors.
"I'm really proud of the way we competed today," said BYU men's head swim coach Tim Powers. "Travis Price and Chris Patience had never competed at this level, so I'm really happy for what they accomplished today."
Brandon Watson received the other Second Team All-America recognition for BYU with his performance in the 1-meter dive.
Later in the day Allen broke his own Mountain West Conference Record in the 50 free (19.58) where he placed 14th overall and earned second-team All-America honors.
Azevedo will compete in the 100 fly and Watson in the 3-meter dive on Friday's competition.