Oregon State University
Sep 30 | 05:30 PM
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Brigham Young University
Ute Natatorium

1875 East South Campus Front Drive Salt Lake City UT 84112

clovelace | Posted: 30 Sep 2016 | Updated: 8 Nov 2020

Women's Swim Team claim 178-83 win over Oregon State


SALT LAKE CITY– A 178- 83 win highlighted the evening as BYU’s Women’s Swimming Team defeated Oregon State Friday evening in Salt Lake City.

“The meet was successful, especially with our women’s team winning against Oregon State”, BYU head coach John Brooks said. “Our team increased its competitiveness as the meet went on and we fought for the win”. Utah’s women’s team also defeated OSU, but did not factor in the scoring against BYU.

Lauren Shaw Taylor, a senior from Kansas City, contributed a big win for the Cougars in the 200 backstroke, clocking a time of 2:05.71.

In the 200 individual medley, the BYU women’s team took the top four finishes, starting with Riley Merrill with Mariah Lindsay, Kelly Hatanaka, and Taylor Ballard following close behind.

Cougar Tiare Coker helped lead the 200-yard free relay team to victory, swimming the first leg in 24.80. The relay team clocked a time of 1:37.55 and wrapped up the 14-event meet with the final win of the evening.

There were no diving events contested in the meet because Oregon State does not field a diving team.

The BYU Men’s and Women’s Swim and Dive Teams will travel to Grand Junction, Colorado where Mesa State will host the Intermountain Shootout on October 7 and 8 with the first meet starting at 5 p.m. MDT on the 7th. This invitational will also include swimmers from the University of Utah, Air Force Academy, and Liberty University.

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clovelace | Posted: 27 Sep 2016 | Updated: 8 Nov 2020

Dual vs. Oregon State in Salt Lake City


A "double dual" highlights this week as BYU women’s swim team competes against Oregon State and Utah on Friday, beginning at 5:30 p.m. at the Ute Natatorium in Salt Lake City.

"This is the first official meet of the season against a pair Pac-12 teams", BYU head coach John Brooks said. "Last year, the dual with Oregon State came down to the last event, so it should be an exciting competition. We are prepping so that the women’s team will be ready to race!"

There will be 14 different events that participants will compete in throughout the evening. For the second time in a one-month span, the Cougars will match-up against the Utes, this time on Utah's home territory.

However, while the three teams compete at the same time this week, BYU's results will only be scored against Oregon State, and Utah's results will be scored against OSU. Last Thursday, the Cougars competed in several relay events that were part of a non-scoring meet with Utah in Provo. Unlike the last event, only the women’s swim team will be attending this double dual.

Oregon State held its first swim meet on Sept. 24, a black and orange event. This will be OSU's first event this season swimming against another school.  With top swimmers on all three teams, the event should be aggressive and exciting. 

The meet will offer free admission to fans and will be open to the public. For Cougar fans that would like to attend, directions to the Ute Natatorium can be found on the BYU Cougars website.