White Team comes out on Top in Blue/White Meet


PROVO -- The 2007 annual Blue/White Meet was a success on Friday night at the Richards Building Pool. The White team came out on top by a narrow margin, 194-190.

"We had some good races tonight," BYU women's coach Stan Crump said. "We lifted this morning and worked out earlier today but still we had some good swims. We keep improving which is what I like to see."

Coach Crump and men's coach Tim Powers split up their rosters and then assigned captains for the event. The captains were given full authority when it came to deciding who would participate in what events. The captains for the blue team were Zach Anderson, Celleigh McHenry and Tara Patience, while Neal Hamilton, Kim Ellsworth and Carly Smith captained the white team.

On the women's side, Tara Patience won two events-- the 200-yard IM and 100 backstroke. Senior Jamie Bloom won the 100 breaststroke with at time of 1:05.88.

The Cougar divers were also split up to take part of the annual intrasquad event. Diving Coach Keith Russell divided his athletes and they competed simultaneously with the swimming races.

"I saw some things that needed to happen tonight which makes me very pleased," Russell said. "But on that same note we still have things that we need to work on."

The talented core of BYU freshman had a great showing again as they won five of the nine individual events.

The Cougar men will next be in action at the Lincoln Shootout in Irvine, Calif. on Nov. 2-3. The women swimmers will next be in the competition pool on Oct. 26-27 at the Houston Duals.