Women's swim and dive concludes competition at Denver, UCLA

BYU women’s swim and dive concluded competition in meets at Denver and UCLA on Saturday.

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PROVO, Utah — BYU women’s swim and dive concluded competition in meets at Denver and UCLA on Saturday.

Swimming Recap

Emma Marusakova, Mackenzie Lung, Colette Masino and Julia Bartell combined to help BYU’s “A” squad take third in the 400 medley relay at 3:46.29. The Cougars finished the day with another third-place relay finish, this time in the 200 free. Halli Williams, Bartell, Tahis Ibáñez and Lily Flint teamed-up there to go 1:33.55.

“This was an incredibly fast meet,” said BYU head swimming coach Shari Skabelund. “Our athletes battled hard and came up with some amazing swims for this time of year.”

Williams recorded BYU’s top individual finish of the day with a runner-up spot at 23.25 in the 50 free. The Cougars added five more top-5 individual finishes on the day from Marusakova (200 individual medley), Flint (50 free), Mackenzie Lung (100 breast) and Victoria Schreiber (1000 Free). In just her second collegiate meet, mid-year enrollee Abril Arias clocked 2:07.76 to finish sixth in the 200 IM.

BYU scored 110 points to Wyoming's 224 and 87 to Denver's 247.

Diving Recap

Alexia Jackson was BYU’s top finisher in both the 3-meter preliminary and final at the Bruin Diving Invitational at Spieker Aquatic Center in Los Angeles, California on Saturday.

Jackson took sixth in the preliminary with a score of 266.05, then finished the day with a total score of 560.75 to take eighth in the final.

“This women’s competition was tough,” said BYU head diving coach Tyce Routson. “Alexia gave us a good indicator of what it takes to qualify for NCAA’s.”

Brooklyn Larson, Sophia DeBergh and Aubryn Ordyna rounded out BYU’s scoring on Saturday.

BYU now returns home to the friendly confines of the Richards Building Pool for its first of two home meets in coming weeks. The Cougars will host a tri-meet of their own Jan. 19-20 versus Air Force and Colorado Mesa. Competition begins Jan. 19 at 5 p.m. and again on Jan. 20 at 11 a.m. MST.