The University of Utah men's swimming and diving team host Notre Dame on Friday Oct. 29. The women travel to San Diego to compete against San Diego and San Diego State on Friday and Saturday.
Oct. 26, 2004
SALT LAKE CITY -
The University of Utah men and women's swimming and diving teams open the dual-meet season Friday. The men host the Fighting Irish of Notre Dame at Ute Natatorium on Friday, Oct. 29 at 5 p.m. The women take on UC San Diego on Friday at 4 p.m. and San Diego State on Saturday at 1 p.m. to open up MWC play. All times are local to site.
BEEHIVE RELAYS RECAP:
The University of Utah men and women's swimming and diving teams traveled to Provo to take on in-state rival BYU in the Beehive Relays. The women's team won eight of 10 events, but was disqualified in two of the events to finish in a tie while the men's team fell to the Cougars.
The women won the 300 fly relay consisting of Meghan Demchuk, Michelle Blair and Alison McInturff with a time of 2:52.96. In the 300 breast relay, Ariane Kich, Adrienne Coburn and Caitlin Tidwell posted a time of 3:23.01 to finish first. The Utes also posted first place wins in the 500 free, 400 medley, 200 free, 1500 free and 400 free relay events.
For the men, Utah's 500 free relay team of David Maasberg, Jonathan Larsen, Matan Ratz and Andrew Cole finished first with a time of 4:04.47. In the 200 free relay, Utah posted a time of 1:23.81 to take top honors with Cody Rempfer, Larsen, Cole and Massberg competing for the Utes. Rempfer, Nick Galen, Andrew Brown and Nick Philpot finished with a time of 3:33.39 to take tope honors in the 100 IM relay.
In the diving events, Sterling Richards scored 574.54 points to finish first in the one-meter diving event while finishing second in the three-meter event with a score of 506.02. Freshman Kiera Higbee finished second in the one-meter event and third in the three-meter event with scores of 404.85 and 384.60 respectively.
QUOTING HEAD COACH MIKE LITZINGER:
"Utah is honored and excited to host Notre Dame this weekend. The Irish Athletic programs always speak for themselves, as they are a well coached team and a swimming power in the East. It is a great opportunity to showcase our men's team this Friday, and get off to a great start as we get into the dual-meet schedule.
"Our women are looking forward to start the dual meet against two quality opponents in UC San Diego and San Diego State."