BYU overpowers CMU and Denver at home
PROVO, Utah — BYU’s swim and dive teams hosted Colorado Mesa University and University of Denver Friday, with the swim team totaling 21 first place finishes and the dive team winning each of its four events.
The women’s team overcame Colorado Mesa with 220 team points to 79, and defeated Denver 173 to 127. The women started off with a win in the 400-yard medley relay, with a team of Brynn Sproul, Katie McBratney, Ashley Catchpole and Halli Williams swimming a time of 3:49.03. Sproul went on to win the 200-yard freestyle with a 1:52.44, as well as the 200-yard backstroke with a time of 2:01.42. McBratney took first in the 100-yard breaststroke with a 1:04.25 and the 200-yard IM with a 2:06.34.
Regan Geldmacher took first in the 500- and 1000-yard freestyle events with times of 5:04.02 and 10:14.15, respectively. Emma Colvin won the 100-yard butterfly with a 57.60. A team of Sproul, Rachel Oyler, Anna Despain-Jensen and Halli Williams took first in the 400-yard freestyle relay with a time of 3:29.82.
The men's team beat Colorado Mesa 199 to 100 and Denver 204 to 94. The men also had a victory in the 400-yard medley relay, with Diego Camacho, Josue Dominguez, Brad Prolo and Connor Stirling recording a time of 3:19.99. Camacho then took first in the 200-yard backstroke with a 1:49.66.
Brigham Harrison took first in both the 50- and 100-yard freestyle events, recording times of 20.34 and 45.16 respectively. Abe Barragan won the men’s 1000-yard freestyle with a 9:34.01, and took first in the 500-yard freestyle with a time of 4:37.96. Tony Puertas finished first in the 200-yard butterfly with a 1:52.21, then won the 100-yard butterfly with a 50.29.
Tama Tuitama took first in the 200-yard freestyle with a 1:42.46, and Javier Nicolas Matta won the 100-yard breaststroke with a 55.44. Tanner Nelson took first in the 200-yard breaststroke, recording a time of 2:03.13.
A team of Roger Woods, Harrison, Matta and Stirling finished the meet with a win in the 400-yard freestyle relay with a time of 3:01.34.
BYU divers Kennedy Cribbs and Mickey Strauss won both diving events at Friday's meet. Cribbs took first in the women's 3m dive with a score of 323.80, and won the 1m dive with a 319.70. Strauss took first in the men's 3m dive with a score of 371.00 and won the 1m dive with a 381.90.
BYU’s next meet will take place next weekend, Jan. 28-29 at the Richards Building Pool. The Cougars will host Utah for their last home meet of the season. Friday’s dive meet will begin at 5 p.m. MST, and Saturday’s meet will begin at 11 a.m. MST.
BYU Swim and Dive to host Colorado Mesa and Denver
PROVO, Utah — BYU's swim and dive teams will host Colorado Mesa University and University of Denver for a meet on Friday, Jan. 21.
The meet will begin at 2 p.m. MST and will take place at the Richards Building Pool. Spectators are asked to wear masks when social distancing is not possible, as consistent with BYU's mask policy. A live stream will be available on the BYU Swim and Dive Facebook page.