Dominguez and Gonzales Shine in Second Day of Mizzou Invite
PROVO, Utah – On the second day of the Mizzou Invitational, swimmer Josue Dominguez broke a school record and diver Nathan Gonzales earned a zone cut for the NCAA Championships.
“We had an amazing day with some great swimming,” BYU head coach John Brooks said. “Josue breaking a school record and others earning top-five placements made for an even better day.”
The Cougars didn’t let up the second day as Josue Dominguez broke his own school record in the 100-yard breaststroke, finishing at 52.90.
Several BYU swimmers had impressive races with many earning spots in BYU's all-time bests. After claiming the program’s No. 4 spot in the men’s 200-yard IM on the first day, Tyler Edlefsen recorded BYU's No. 2 all-time best in the 400-yard IM with a time of 3:47.09. Teammate Katie McBratney also earned the No. 3 spot swimming a 1:01.42 in the women’s 100-yard breaststroke.
Levi Jensen and Ryan Sorenson both increased their No. 2 and No. 3 spots in the charts with faster times of 53.38 and 53.82, respectively. In addition, Brynn Sproul moved up to BYU’s No. 2 spot in the women’s 100-yard backstroke at 53.29.
Many Cougars placed in the top 10 during the competition, including Brayden Murphy who placed tenth in the 100-yard backstroke with a career-best time of 49.40. Garrett Anderson and Tanner Murphy took eighth and ninth in the men’s 400-yard individual medley event with times of 3:58.37 and 3:58.41, respectively.
Both the men and women's teams placed in the top five in the 200-yard medley relay with the men coming in third and the women coming in fourth.
For diving, Nathan Gonzales earned a zone cut, placing third in finals with a score of 338.40. Eric Muir competed alongside Gonzales in the finals placing sixth with a score of 283.20.
The Mizzou Invitational will conclude on Friday with prelims beginning at 10 a.m. CST and finals following at 6 p.m. CST. Results will be available on the BYU swim and dive page.
Cougars Compete at Mizzou Invite
PROVO, Utah – After a rest week, BYU swim and dive will travel to Columbia, Missouri, for the Mizzou Invitational from Nov. 20-22 at the Mizzou Aquatic Center.
“It’s an exciting time of the year,” BYU head coach John Brooks said. “The team is rested and ready to compete at Missouri and perform their best. I’m looking forward to seeing them represent their families and BYU.”
The swim team will compete against several other universities at the invitational, including Mizzou, Arkansas, Boise State, Drury, Nebraska, Oklahoma Baptist, San Diego State, Truman State and Wyoming.
The divers will compete against Cincinnati, Iowa State and Kansas.
Events will be divided throughout the three-day meet. In addition to the regular swim and dive events beginning on Nov. 22, Olympic time trial qualifiers will compete on Tuesday, Nov. 21, before the regular invitational begins.
Swimming preliminaries will begin each day at 10 a.m. CST with diving preliminaries following at 11 a.m. CST. Swim and dive finals will both be held in the evening at 6 p.m. CST.
Live results for the swimming events can be found on the Meet Mobile app, while dive results can be found on Dive Meets. In addition, Thursday and Friday’s sessions will be broadcast on the SEC Network. Final results will be available on the BYU swim and dive page.