Cougars rack up first-place finishes against Dixie State at home
PROVO, Utah — BYU women's swim and dive teams faced Dixie State for the Cougars' first home meet of the 2021-22 season on Saturday.
While the women competed against Dixie State, BYU men’s team held an intrasquad competition, as the Trailblazers do not have a men’s swim team.
The Cougars came out strong, securing multiple first-place finishes throughout the meet.
"It was a fun meet," said interim head coach Shari Skabelund. "We had some incredible swims."
BYU opened the meet with a win in the 400-yard medley relay, with a team of Brynn Sproul, Chloe Freeman, Abi Furqueron and Halli Williams recording a time of 3:56.63.
Sproul continued to have a successful meet, taking first place in the 200-yard freestyle (1:54.21) and the 100-yard freestyle (52.37).
Freeman earned another first-place finish in the 100-yard butterfly with a time of 58.27, while Williams secured a win in the 50-yard freestyle with a time of 24.68.
Regan Geldmacher took first in the 1650-yard freestyle with a time of 17:28.82, and Summer Murphy won the 200-yard IM with a time of 2:11.11. Rivers Johnson added another win for the Cougars, earning first in the 100-yard backstroke with a time of 58:49.
The meet featured exhibition performances from Cougars in several different events, including diving.
Brooklyn Larson recorded a 265.20 for her 1-meter dive, giving her the top score in that event. Kennedy Cribbs earned the top score in the 3-meter dive with a 331.85.
Geldmacher recorded the top time in the 500-yard freestyle with her exhibition time of 5:09.53, and Furqueron’s exhibition time of 1:06.14 gave her the top time in the 100-yard breaststroke. A team of Sproul, Murphy, Williams, and Emma Colvin swam an exhibition in the 200-yard freestyle relay, recording the event’s top time of 1:38.53.
BYU's next meet will be against UNLV on Friday, Nov. 5. The meet will take place in Las Vegas at the Buchanan Natatorium. Swim events will begin at 5 p.m. PDT, and diving will begin at 8 p.m. PDT.
BYU to host Dixie State in first home meet of the season
PROVO, Utah – The BYU swim and dive teams will host Dixie State on Saturday, Oct. 23 for the Cougars' first home meet of the season.
"We are excited to compete this Saturday with the Trailblazers," said interim head coach Shari Skabelund. "It will be fun to have a semi-normal meet."
The Cougars most recently faced several teams, including Dixie State, at the Intermountain Shootout Invitational over the Oct. 4-5 weekend. BYU picked up 23 first-place finishes in Colorado, with several freshmen earning their first wins as Cougars.
Saturday's meet will take place at the Richards Building Pool at 11 a.m. MDT. Admission is free, and spectators are asked to wear masks in consistency with the BYU Athletics policy for indoor events. The meet will be streamed live on Facebook.