BYU divers compete hard in day one of Utah Dual


PROVO, Utah — The first day of action against the University of Utah came to an end Friday evening as the divers took the pool at the Ute Natatorium.

The men's team was led by Mickey Strauss, who finished with a second-place score of 385.80 in the 1-meter dive, narrowly trailing the Utes’ Elias Peterson. Cody Dreesen had a solid performance as well for the Cougars, scoring a 303.55 to come in fourth place.

Chase Hindmarsh (288.35, sixth place), Nathan Marshall (268.15, eighth place) and Carter Davis (246.05, tenth place) rounded out the rest of the rankings, with Davis setting a new personal best for the event. 

Alexia Jackson finished with the highest ranking for the women's team in the 3-meter dive, scoring a 326.25 to place second in the event. Brooklyn Larson (270.65, sixth place) and Sophia DeBergh (249.65, eighth place) also competed in the event, with DeBergh setting a new personal best in the competition. 

Tomorrow's matchup with the Utes will see both the swimmers and divers in action, as the Cougars look to come away with the victory. Events will begin at 11:00 a.m. and results can be followed on the BYU Swim and Dive social media pages on Instagram and Twitter. A recap of the events will be posted to the website as soon as they are received.