The University of Utah swimming and diving teams travel to South Bend, Ind., to compete in the Notre Dame Invitational Dec. 1-3, held at the Rolfs Aquatic Center.
Nov. 28, 2005
The University of Utah swimming and diving teams travel to South Bend, Ind., to compete in the Notre Dame Invitational Dec. 1-3, held at the Rolfs Aquatic Center. The three-day meet consists of 23 events, with preliminary heats taking place each morning and the finals taking place in the evening.
QUOTING HEAD COACH Michael Litzinger:
"We are looking forward to swimming at the Notre Dame Invitational. It will be great for our athletes to head east, and compete against a different field of competition. The meet will be a great marker for our fall training and be a springboard for us heading into the second half of our season."
The University of Utah swimming and diving teams split against UNLV on Nov. 12 at Ute Natatorium. The women beat the Rebels 148-95, while the men lost 111-130. The women improve to 3-1 on the season, 2-0 in the MWC, and the men fall to 2-1 overall, 0-1 MWC.
The women won 11 of 13 events, with Alison McInturff, Rachael Curci and Kelsey Patterson winning two individual events apiece. McInturff won the 100 free, finishing in 52.87 seconds and the 200 free by posting a time of 1 minute, 56.02 seconds.
Curci's time of 10 minutes, 31.15 seconds beat out UNLV's Lani Seaman by 16.76 seconds in the 1000 free. Curci then went on to win the 500 free with a time of 5 minutes, 05.91 seconds. Patterson swept both diving events for the third meet in a row. Patterson scored 283.80 points in the 1-meter event and 287.30 points in the 3-meter board.
Jonathan Larsen and Sterling Richards led the men's team with two individual event victories each. Larsen won the 50 free in 20.82 seconds and the 100 free with a time of 45.47 seconds. Richards won both diving events for the third time this year. Richards tallied 356.90 points in the 1-meter and 316.60 points in the 3-meter event. Jeremy Clark also claimed top honors in the 200 free with a time of 1 minute, 42.91 seconds.
The men's meet came down to the last event, the 400 free relay. Utah entered the event trailing the Rebels 107-117, needing to place first and third in the relay to claim victory. Utah's David Johnson, Cole, Clark and Larsen finished second for Utah after Larsen's final push at the end wasn't enough, as the Utes lost by .22 tenths of a second with a time of 3 minutes, 06.43 seconds to UNLV's time of 3 minutes, 06.21 seconds.
SCOUTING THE FIELD:
Wyoming (men 1-3, women 4-4), Notre Dame (4-1, 2-2), Truman State (1-3, 2-2) and North Dakota (3-0, 2-1) are among those who will join the Utes at the invite.