Both Utah teams are 1-0 on the season after defeating UC San Diego over the weekend.
Oct. 31, 2005
The University of Utah swimming and diving teams travel to Denver, Colo., to take on the University of Denver Pioneers on Thursday-Friday, Nov. 3-4. The meet starts at 5 p.m. on Thursday, and noon on Friday. Both Utah teams are 1-0 on the season after defeating UC San Diego over the weekend.
QUOTING HEAD COACH Michael Litzinger:
"Denver is a rapidly improving squad and will be ready for us. It was good to be in a truly competitive environment last weekend. UCSD raced us well, and our athletes responded. Some of our times were impressive, but we have a lot of work to do as it is a short week ahead of us."
UC SAN DIEGO RECAP:
SAN DIEGO, Calif. - The University of Utah men's and women's swimming and diving teams started their season off by defeating UC San Diego in a dual meet Saturday. The women won 13 of 16 events to beat the Tritons 180-116, while the men won 12 of 16 events to win by a score of 160.5-138.5. The men and women improve to 1-0 on the season with the women marking their tenth straight dual-meet victory.
Top finishers for the women were: Jennifer Fredsall (100 fly, 57.03; 200 fly, 2:07.60), Rachael Curci (1000 free, 10:29.40), Alison McInturff (200 free, 1:55.13), Marissa Martin (100 back, 59.69; 200 back, 2:05.91), Amber Walter (100 breast, 1:04.28), 200 medley team of Leah Jensen, Walter, Fredsall and Amy Barefield (1:47.50).
Top placers for the men were: Jonathan Larsen (50 free, 20.35; 100 free, 45.63), Jeremy Clark (500 free, 4:40.50; 1000 free, 9:39.32), Andrew Cole (100 back, 52.11; 200 back, 1:53.17), Michel DeCarolis (200 breast, 2:11.88), Andrew Brown (200 fly, 1:54.62).
In diving, Sterling Richards took both the 1-meter and 3-meter diving titles. Richards scored 299.17 points in the 1-meter and 329.02 in the 3-meter. Kelsey Patterson won the 1-meter event with a score of 243.23.
Denver's women's team finished third with 383.5 points, with the men's team tallying 254.5 points to place fourth at the Pacific Invitational Oct. 28-29. The men's team is 0-1 in dual meets after dropping an early season meet to Air Force 101-140, while the women's team has yet to compete in a dual meet this season.