This will be the last home duel meet of the season.
Feb. 5, 2014
SALT LAKE CITY- After a close win over Denver, Utah women's swimming and diving welcomes Washington State to the Ute Natatorium on Saturday at 11 a.m MT. Six seniors, Samantha Zuch, Traycie Swartz, Nicole Ligeza, Treasa Ring, Alexandra Jamora and Kersten Merry will be honored before the meet.
"We are thrilled to host our final dual meet of the year against an improving Washington State team," said Utah head coach Joe Dykstra. "This is a chance for our women to even their Pac-12 dual-meet record at 3-3 which would be a great boost going into the championships in three weeks.This Saturday will also be bittersweet as we celebrate the last chance for six seniors to race in the Ute Natatorium.These six young ladies have their names all over our record books and will be very difficult to replace.Even though I've only had the opportunity to coach them for one season, they all mean a lot to me and we will miss not only their contributions in the pool, but their wonderful personalities as well,"
The Utes women raised its dual meet record to 7-3 with a win against Denver on Feb. 3 with a score of 152-148. Coming away with wins were Brianna Francis in the 100 breast (1:04.05), 200 breast (2:19.13) and the 200 IM (2:05.35). Sami Zuch won the 1,000 free (10:22.85) and Petra Soininentook first in the 200 free (2:03.64).
Scouting the Opposition
The Washington State Cougars are 3-5 this season. Their last meet was against Oregon State where they won with a score of 148-114.
For The Fans
There will be a free one-hour youth stroke technique clinic after the meet for kids ages 8-14. Swimmers must be able to swim 50 yards continuously to fully participate in the event and remain in the pool.Space is limited to 85 participants. To register, email firstname.lastname@example.org.