Rachel Grant finished fourth in the 200 fly at the Toshiba Classic Saturday. (Photo by Mark Philbrick/BYU Photo)
LONG BEACH -- After three days of competition at the Toshiba Classic the BYU women’s swim team came out fifth out of 25 teams overall while the men finished sixth out of 14 teams.
John Kendrick started off Saturday by placing 15th in the 1650 freestyle with a time of 16:03.23. Natasha Menezes finished 14th in the same event for the women with a time of 17:03.24.
Jeff Ferrell placed the highest for the Cougars in the 200 backstroke with a preliminary time of 1:51.43 and a final time of 1:52.70 in 11th. Sophomore Candice Smith finished fifth in the 200 back with a final time of 1:59.99.
David Mason represented the Cougars in the 100 free, placing 16th with a preliminary time of 46.22 and a final time of 46.27. On the women’s side, Aleesha Miller placed 12th with a final time of 51.38 to lead the Cougars.
Vytenis Slenys placed high for the Cougars in the 200 breaststroke in seventh with a final time of 2:04.60 while freshman Londyn Clawson finished 28th in the same event with a time of 2:23.27.
Rachel Grant placed the highest on the day for the Cougars in the 200 butterfly with a time of 1:59.87 in fourth. On the men’s side, Ryan Bills placed 26th with a final time of 1:56.92.
To finish up the Toshiba Classic was the 400-free relay team of Christian Keil, Kendrick, Daniel Bates and Mason finished fourth in the event with a time of 3:05.75. The women placed third in the 400-free relay with Kirsty Ferrell, N. Menezes, Sara Jayne Christiansen Baldwin and Miller making up the team that earned a 3:24.53.
The swimmers will next compete at short course nationals in Federal Way, Wash. Dec. 3-5.
For day two's results, click HERE.