BYU Closes Out Final Day of Invite
PROVO, Utah – The BYU women’s swim team finished its final day of the BYU Invitational, defeating all three opponents.
"It was a great two-day meet for our women," BYU head coach John Brooks said. "I'm really proud of our women because they are undefeated. They haven't had a strong season like this in a while and they have come together, worked hard and it's paying off. We had great races today; they did an amazing job."
The Cougars came away victorious by scoring 314-49 against Dixie State, 224-148 against Liberty and 282-90 against UC Davis.
BYU earned the top-three places in the 200-yard breaststroke with Katie McBratney in first at 2:17.51, Lily Plaudis in second at 2:21.50 and Mariah Lindsay following in third with a 2:25.04.
The Cougars had several other first-place finishes, including Gwen Gustafson winning the 100-yard freestyle with a time of 51.93 and Brynn Sproul taking first in the 500-yard freestyle at 5:03.92. McBratney added another win for the team with a 2:04.53 finish in the 200-yard individual medley.
A squad of Gustafson, Tiare Coker, Kali Brown and Katie Smith closed out the meet with a first-place touch of 1:34.94 in the 200-yard freestyle relay.
The divers competed in the platform event and owned the scoreboard. Kaela Call-Harries landed in first, scoring a 188.30 while teammates Morgan Paul and Kennedy Cribbs followed in second and third with scores of 187.40 and 183.00, respectively.
The Cougars will have a week off before they travel to Columbia, Missouri, for the Missouri Invitational scheduled for Nov. 20-22 at the Mizzou Aquatic Center.
BYU Women to Host BYU Invite
PROVO, Utah – The BYU women's team will compete in the BYU Invitational on Nov. 8-9 at the Richards Building Pool.
Friday’s meet will start at 5 p.m. MST, while Saturday’s session will begin at 11 a.m. MST.
"We are excited to compete against three great teams,” BYU head coach John Brooks said. "The two-day meet will allow the women to swim a lot outside of the main events.”
The women will compete against three other universities, including UC Davis, Dixie State and Liberty. The meets will be scored in a dual-meet format between each team.