Jonathan Larsen won four events and provisionally qualified for the NCAA's with his time in the 100 free.
Dec. 7, 2002
SALT LAKE CITY- The Utah men's team won their first conference meet in four years by beating UNLV 180-116 improving their record to 4-4 (1-1 in conference). The women lost to the Rebels 167-131 dropping their record to 6-4 (2-1 in conference).
The men won 12 of 16 events and were led by Jonathan Larsen who won four events. Larsen won the 200 medley relay, 50 free, 400 free relay and also the 100 free. Larsen's time of 44.44 in the 100 free was a provisional qualifier for the NCAA tournament in March in Austin, Texas. David Fleisch was a four-event winner with victories in the 100 back (50.70), 200 back (1:50.09), 200 IM (151.94) and the 200 medley relay (130.59). Evan Castro won both breaststroke events against the Rebels as well.
On the women's side Kristen Kaiser was a two-event winner with victories in the 1000 free (10:06.41) and the 500 free (4:56.82). Tessa Greegor provisionally qualified for the NCAA tournament in March at Auburn University with her time in the 100 breast (1:03.39).
"We had a great meet against UNLV," comments Head Coach Michael Litzinger. "I'm proud of the men's team, we have turned the corner and posted some of the top scores in the conference. On the women's side our youth showed in crunch time. They swam a great back half of the meet but it wasn't enough to get the win."