Ari Davis | Posted: 26 Sep 2015 | Updated: 8 Nov 2020

BYU finishes strong against Utah in relay meet

main image
Image

Relay Meet Results

A non-scored friendly relay meet against rival Utah on Saturday at the Ute Natatorium in Salt Lake City continued a strong showing by BYU's swim and dive team.

“The meet was a lot of fun for everyone,” BYU head coach John Brooks said. “We had a really good turnout in terms of fans. I’m proud that we were able to get out there and race and be competitive. I’m glad we had a fun time and also honor the divers as well.”

Jake Taylor, Stephen Richards, Alexandria Sorensen and freshman standout Ellie Thornbrue lead the BYU swimmers a continued the team's streak of preseason excellence.

Taylor led the men’s 150 yard backstroke relay team, which also included Payton Sorenson and Preston Jenkins, to a 1:08.12 finish, good enough for first place in the event. The same team of Taylor, Sorenson and Jenkins, along with freshman Connor Stirling, took the men’s 400 freestyle relay, with a finishing time of 3:04.96.

Alexandria Sorensen, Brenna Dickson, Vanessa Moffatt and Thornbrue finished first in the women’s 500 free ladder relay, posting a time of 4:34.77.

In the 4x100 relay, Richards, Taylor, Rainer Ng and Luis Ventura posted a 3:26.28 finish, good enough for a win in the event.

Sorensen, Stirling, Alora Foliaki and Kent Fellows also helped BYU with a win in the mixed 200 free relay, with a 1:29.86 finish.

The divers were also able to start the season in excellent fashion, competing in synchronization events, executing difficult dives and finishing in a fun mixed 200 free relay. Matt Denkers, Trayton Speth, Shelby Johnson and Kaela Call led the team in a strong showing for the Cougars.

“The divers did really well, and they performed almost perfectly in terms of synchronization,” BYU head diving coach Tyce Routson said. “I was proud that they threw some harder dives for the synchronization meet. That just really helps us build for the rest of the season.”

BYU will compete in its annual Alumni meet this Friday, which will see the return of some former Cougar standouts. The meet will take place at 3 p.m. MDT at the Richard Building Pool and is open to all Cougar fans. 

File Attachments

Recent Stories

Image
Toyota US Open Day 4
Cougars excel in final events of US Open

In the final events of the Toyota US Open, swimmers Diego Camacho, Emerson Edwards and Abe Barragan led the way for the…

Image
Toyota US Open Day 3
Day three of Toyota US Open features career times and an outright win for the Cougars

Evan VanderSluis, Emerson Edwards and Diego Camacho competed in Friday's events for the Cougars, with VanderSluis and…

Image
Day two US Open
BYU delivers strong individual performances on day two of US Open

After having no athletes participate in day one's events on Wednesday, swimmers Abe Barragan, Diego Camacho and Julia…