Anonymous | Posted: 24 Nov 2002 | Updated: 24 Nov 2002

No. 21 BYU Swims Past UNLV and Florida State

LAS VEGAS -- The No. 21 BYU men's swimming and diving team defeated UNLV and Florida State on Friday at the Buchanan Natatorium in Las Vegas, Nevada, and improve to 2-0 in the Mountain West Conference and 4-0 overall in dual meet competitions.

The Cougars bested the Rebels by a score of 145-90, and out swam Florida State by placing first in 11 of 13 events and posting a 148-92 score on the night.

"We swam some of the fastest times in the county," said men's head coach Tim Powers. "It is nice to go the road and get a good win like that."

Going into the final events the Cougars were already up by more than 80 points. Powers decided to use some of the team's exhibition swimmers but the Cougars still managed to increase their lead.

On the women's side, the Cougars dropped both of their dual meets on Friday with UNLV defeating the women 139-103, and the No. 23 Florida State squad also defeated the Cougars by a score of 192-50. The BYU women are now 1-3 in conference and 3-4 overall in dual meet competition.