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Ari Davis | Posted: 26 Mar 2016 | Updated: 8 Nov 2020
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Taylor wins another First-Team All-American honor


NCAA Championship Final Results
NCAA Championship Final Scores

ATLANTA – Jake Taylor finished his season strong by earning another first-team All-America honor in the 200-yard backstroke to wrap the NCAA Men’s Swimming and Diving Championships Saturday at the McAuley Aquatic Center in Atlanta.

“Jake came out sixth and All-American so that's very exciting,” BYU head coach John Brooks said. “The most impressive thing is that we have three returned missionaries at this meet, who took two years off. Add that to the facilities that we have, to do what we did compared to everyone else at the NCAA Championships, who have unbelievable facilities, is pretty amazing. Our athletes are dedicated to this university, and finishing in the top 25 is awesome for us. This is one of the fastest meets on the planets and I’m just happy that we can have swimmers here and compete.”

Taylor earned the sixth fastest time in the 200 back preliminaries with a 1:39.42 to reach the event finals. He then scored big in the final event, posting a 1:39.93 for sixth place and earning another First-Team All-America citation.

Payton Sorenson also swam in the preliminaries of the 100 freestyle, clocking a 43.57, but missing the finals.

With Taylor’s scores today, the men’s team finished the meet at No. 21. This wraps the 2015-2016 BYU Swim and Dive season.

Ari Davis | Posted: 21 Mar 2016 | Updated: 8 Nov 2020
Ari Davis

Taylor, Sorenson and Dreesen to compete in NCAA Men's Swimming and Diving Championships


PROVO, Utah – Jake Taylor, Payton Sorenson and Kevin Dreesen will compete in the NCAA Men’s Swimming and Diving Championships March 23-26 at the McAuley Aquatic Center in Atlanta, Georgia.

“Last year we had two athletes in the NCAA Championships and this year we have three, which is great,” BYU head coach John Brooks said. “I’m so excited for these three and for them to be able to build on last year. Jake has all of last year to use as experience, so he should be great. Payton is such a racer and he should do great as well, but this is his and Kevin’s first NCAA experience. We are expecting great things from all three of these competitors.”

Taylor will be competing in the 100 and 200-yard backstroke and 200 individual medley. Sorenson qualified for the 50 and 100 freestyle and Dreesen will be diving in the 1-meter event. Taylor is the only NCAA Championship returner, earning two First-Team All-American nods in the 100 and 200-yard backstroke last season. This will be Sorenson and Dreesen’s first trip to the Championships.

Thursday’s events include the 50 free, 200 IM and 1-meter dive. Friday will feature the 100 back and Saturday will include the 200 back and 100 free. Preliminaries for each day’s events will begin at 8 a.m. MDT, with finals starting at 4 p.m. MDT. Diving trials for the 1-meter will take place at 10:30 a.m. MDT on Thursday.

For more information, visit the championship info page, or check out Events will be streamed online through a live webcast and fans can also follow the action on the live results page or the Meet Mobile app. Full results will be posted following each day’s events on the men’s schedule page.