Cougars finish strong in final day of Intermountain Shootout
GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. – BYU took home 13 wins on the final day of the Intermountain Shootout Invitational, totaling 23 first place finishes in the two-day meet.
The men’s team had a successful morning in Colorado, with several swimmers earning multiple first-place finishes.
Javier Nicolas Matta won the 200-yard individual medley with a time of 1:50.55, then went on to finish first in the 100-yard butterfly with a time of 48.88. Tony Puertas followed just behind in the 100-yard butterfly with a time of 50.05, giving BYU the top-two spots in that event.
Josue Dominguez took first in both of the men’s breaststroke events, winning the 50-yard breaststroke with a time of 25.15 and the 200-yard breaststroke with a 2:02.84. Evan VanderSluis took second place in both breaststroke events, while Brad Prolo and Emerson Edwards took third and fourth respectively in the 200-yard breaststroke, giving BYU the top-four spots in that race.
Freshman Tanner Nelson broke his second pool record at El Pomar Natatorium, swimming 4:27.23 in the 500-yard freestyle and earning a Cougar victory in the event.
Prolo won the 200-yard butterfly, recording a time of 1:49.92, and Brigham Harrison placed first in the 100-yard freestyle with a time of 44.53.
BYU relay teams took first in both men’s relay events. A team of Puertas, Dominguez, Diego Camacho and Connor Stirling won the 200-yard medley relay with a time of 1:29.36. A team of Roger Woods, Matta, Stirling and Harrison took first in the 400-yard freestyle relay with a time of 2:59.78.
The women also contributed multiple victories this morning, earning the top-two spots in the 500-yard freestyle. Regan Geldmacher took first in the event with a time of 5:03.26. Brynn Sproul followed for second, with a time of 5:05.68.
Sproul went on to take first in the 200-yard backstroke with a time of 2:02.36.
On back-to-back days, the dive team won in both diving events. Kennedy Cribbs won the women’s one-meter dive with a score of 306.25. BYU took the top two spots in the men’s three-meter dive, with Mickey Strauss taking first with a score of 375.75 and Cody Dreesen earning second with a 277.40.
Cougars head to Colorado for Intermountain Shootout
PROVO, Utah – The BYU swim and dive teams will travel to Grand Junction, Colorado, to participate in the Intermountain Shootout hosted by Colorado Mesa University on Oct. 1-2 at El Pomar Natatorium.
The invitational will include nine women's teams and five men's. BYU swimmers and divers will compete against Adams State, Air Force, Colorado Mesa, Colorado Mesa Club Team, Colorado State, CSU Pueblo, Dixie State, and Northern Colorado. The invitational will be scored in a dual meet format, with results including a dual score (totaled over both days) against each opponent.
A total of 44 events will be featured in the meet. Diving competitions will be held concurrently with swimming events. A meet information packet can be found here for the complete event schedule.
Friday’s meet will kick off at 5 p.m. MDT, while Saturday’s competition will begin at 10 a.m. MDT. Colorado Mesa currently has a full-capacity attendance policy and admission is free. Live streaming can be found on the schedule page or at this link, and live stats can be found here.