Cougars Lead Going into Second Day of Intermountain Shootout
GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. – Fifteen first place wins on the first day of the Intermountain Shootout gave BYU momentum going into the second day of competition.
“Both of our teams swam great today,” BYU head coach John Brooks said. “There were a lot of highlights and the upperclassmen did a great job of setting the tone for the freshmen. We are looking forward to tomorrow.”
The women started off the evening with the first win of the two-day invitational. A team of Brynn Sproul, Lily Plaudis, Tiare Coker and Gwen Gustafson secured a first-place finish in the 200-yard medley relay with a time of 1:43.16.
Sproul took two other wins of her own in the 200-yard freestyle and 100-yard backstroke, recording a personal best of 1:52.37 in the freestyle and a 56.00 in the backstroke. Teammates Coker and Jessica LeSueur joined in the top-five of the 200-yard freestyle taking second and fourth, respectively, while Gustafson placed first in the 50-yard freestyle at 23.51.
Also bringing home several wins for the Cougars, was the men’s team. Josue Dominguez touched first in the 100-yard breaststroke at 56.39, while Jared Shaw placed first in the 50-yard freestyle at 20.64. Connor Stirling also claimed a victory in the 50-yard butterfly with a career-best of 22.43.
Several freshmen swimmers earned their first wins as Cougars, including Tyler Edlefsen, Jessica LeSueur, Katie McBratney and Lily Plaudis.
The women closed out the meet securing the top-three spots in the 100-yard individual medley. Mariah Lindsay, McBratney and Charlotte Fie’eiki recorded times of 58.00, 58.44 and 58.82, respectively.
The diving team also came out with a win as Kimble Mahler scored a 285.80 in the men’s 1-meter event for first place.
The invitational will continue Saturday morning at 10 a.m. MDT. Live stats and a live video feed can be found on the schedule page.