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Hannah Miner | Posted: 20 Nov 2021 | Updated: 8 Sep 2022
Hannah Miner

BYU competes in final day of Dixie State Invitational

BYU 2020-21 season

ST. GEORGE, Utah — BYU’s swim teams traveled to St. George, Utah this week for the Dixie State Invitational from Nov. 18-20. The three-day meet was a chance for BYU’s women’s team to compete against 10 other teams and the men’s team to face three opponents.

“We were so blessed to be able to have a prelim, finals championship style meet,” said BYU head coach Shari Skabelund. “The athletes brought so much energy and found ways to keep improving with so many solid performances. It has been an incredible week. We love our swimmers and divers!”

The women’s team started off the night with a win from Brynn Sproul, who took first in the 200-yard backstroke with a time of 1:55.80.

Katie McBratney placed third in the 200-yard breaststroke with a time of 2:17.26, and BYU swimmers Addie Richards, Sofia Pusceddu and Summer Murphy took the top three placements of the C Final of that race.

Tanner Nelson gave the men’s team their first first place finish of the night in the 1650-yard freestyle, breaking BYU’s school record with a time of 15:03.55. Diego Camacho then earned second in the 200-yard backstroke, swimming the race in 1:45.48.

BYU took multiple top placements in the 200-yard butterfly. Brad Prolo won the race with a time of 1:45.24, while Tony Puertas and Jackson Dubreuil took third and fourth with times of 1:47.58 and 1:48.31 respectively.

A relay team of Javier Nicolas Matta, Brigham Harrison, Roger Woods and Connor Stirling won the 400-yard freestyle relay, recording a time of 2:53.55. Stirling then took third in the individual 100-yard freestyle with a time of 44:03, and Woods followed just behind in fourth with a 44.25.

Emerson Edwards came in second in the 200-yard breaststroke with a 1:57.65. Josue Dominguez won the B Final of that race with a 1:56.61, and Evan VanderSluis took fourth in the B Final with a 2:04.00.

The divers swept each of their events again on Saturday. Kayli Kersavage took first in the women’s three-meter dive with a score of 258.95, while Eric Muir won the men’s one-meter dive with a score of 261.45.

The Cougars finished the invitational with the women’s team in fourth place with 535 points and the men’s team in second with 930 points.

The swim teams’ next competition will be a home meet against Air Force on Jan. 14-15. More information will be available at a later date.


Hannah Miner | Posted: 17 Nov 2021 | Updated: 8 Sep 2022
Hannah Miner

BYU Swim and Dive teams hit the road for invitationals

BYU swimmers compete against Utah in 2020-21 season

BYU's swim and dive teams will travel this week to compete at two different invitationals, the Mizzou Invite in Missouri and the Dixie State Invitational in southern Utah.

The dive teams will head to Missouri for the Mizzou Invite from Nov. 17-19. The invitational will feature six dive events with divers from 10 different collegiate teams. Preliminary competitions will begin at 9:30 a.m. CST each morning, and finals will begin at 5:30 p.m. CST. Live streaming is available here.

The swim teams will travel to St. George, Utah for the Dixie State Invitational from Nov. 18-20. The women's team will compete against 10 other teams, while the men's team will face three opponents. The meet will begin with preliminary competitions at 10 a.m. MST each day, followed by final competitions at 5 p.m. MST. A schedule of events can be found here, and a live stream is available here. Tickets are also available for purchase online at this link.

Both invitationals will be the final competitions for the Cougars during the 2021 calendar year. The dive team's next competition will be the Utah Dive Invite on Jan. 7, 2022, while the swim teams won't compete again until Jan. 14.