McBratney breaks 200 IM pool record against Dixie State
PROVO, Utah – BYU sophomore Katie McBratney broke the Richards Building Pool record in the 200-yard individual medley in the Cougars' meet against Dixie State on Friday afternoon.
The BYU women competed against Dixie State while the men’s team swam on their own after Colorado Mesa was forced to pull out late due to team coronavirus issues.
“We had really good spirits on both the men’s and women’s teams,” BYU head coach John Brooks said. “We are really grateful for Dixie State for coming and we missed Colorado Mesa. We had some really big swims today and people are living in the moment right now.”
Results: BYU vs. Dixie State
The women took first in 12 of the 13 events against the Trailblazers, including both relays.
McBratney, Jessica LeSueur, Rivers Johnson, Chloe Freeman, Gwen Gustafson and Emma Colvin all took home first places finishes in the meet. McBratney led with three titles, including breaking the pool record in the 200 IM with a time of 2:02.98. Her other wins came in the 200 breaststroke at 2:16.18 and the 200 freestyle at 1:51.45.
Gustafson finished first in the 50 free (23.10) and the 100 free (50.94) while Johnson earned the top time in the 100 back (56.15) and 200 back (2:05.14). Freeman grabbed first in the 200 butterfly (2:07.88) and 500 freestyle (5:10.82).
BYU claimed the top three spots in five of events, including the 200 free, 100 back, 200 fly, 200 back and 200 breast to boost its overall score.
In the 200-yard medley relay, a team of Brynn Sproul, McBratney, Charlotte Fieeiki and Gustafson finished in first with a time of 1:41.53. A team of Gustafson, Colvin, Rachel Oyler and Sproul took first in the 200 freestyle relay with a time of 1:34.31.
In diving, All-American Kennedy Cribbs took first in both the 1-meter with a score of 259.35 and the 3-meter at 284.75. Adia London took second in the 1-meter at 247.95 while Morgan Paul grabbed second in the 3-meter with a score of 273.90.
Results: BYU men's results
With Colorado Mesa unable to make the trip to Provo, the men’s team completed in an intrasquad competition.
Tyler Edlefson nabbed the top spots in three events – the 100 breaststroke at 57.03, the 200 breaststroke at 2:03.36 and the 200 IM at 1:50.85. Caleb Gould also finished with multiple first-place times, taking the top time in the 500 free at 4:49.49 and 1,000 free at 9:58.70.
The Cougars top 200 medley relay team finished with a time of 1:30.42 and was comprised of Brayden Murphy, Josue Dominguez, Javier Nicolas Matta and Jared Shaw. BYU closed out the meet with the 200 free relay as a team of Shaw, Roger Woods, Jacob Rees and Dominguez took the top spot with a time of 1:21.92.
The Cougars will continue to train with further meets announced as they are able to be scheduled.
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