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Becca Reher | Posted: 20 Nov 2019 | Updated: 8 Nov 2020
Becca Reher

Cougars Break School Records on First Day of Mizzou Invite

Gwen finishing a race

Swim Results Day 1

Dive Results Day 1

PROVO, Utah – BYU swim and dive came away with two record-breaking times and several other all-time bests on the first day of the Mizzou Invitational.

“Today was a great day,” BYU head coach John Brooks said. “Two school records were broken and we had a lot of best times. We are all pumped for tomorrow’s racing.”

Gwen Gustafson broke her own school record in the women’s 50-yard freestyle, setting the new No. 1 time at 22.43. A team of Jake Walters, Josue Dominguez, Javier Matta and Connor Stirling took over the No. 1 spot in school history in the men’s 400-medley relay with a time of 3:11.41. 

Several other Cougars had impressive races and earned all-time best finishes. During prelims, Matta swam an impressive 100-yard butterfly and replaced his No. 3 spot with the No. 2 all-time best at 47.21. In finals, Stirling worked his way to a No. 3 all-time best in the 100-yard butterfly with a time of 47.60. Not slowing down, Stirling stole another No. 3 rank in the men’s 50-yard freestyle, finishing at 19.66.

Two freshmen took spots in the program’s all-time best charts as well. Kati McBratney took the No. 2 time in the women’s 200-yard individual medley with a time of 1:59.36, while Tyler Edlefsen claimed No. 4 in the men’s 200-yard individual medley at 1:46.49. 

A handful of swimmers also received B-cut times for the NCAA Championships, including Edlefsen, Gustafson, Matta, McBratney and Stirling. 

For the divers, three Cougars placed in the top 10. In the men’s 1-meter event, Kimble Mahler placed third at 288.30 and Eric Muir came in fifth at 273.95. Kennedy Cribbs took eighth in the women’s 3-meter event, scoring a 223.25. 

In addition to today’s meet, Ryan Sorensen qualified for the 2020 U.S. Olympic Team Trials on Tuesday, Nov. 19, during the long-course meet before the Mizzou Invitational. Sorensen posted a time 1:02.91 in the 100-meter breaststroke, earning a spot in the summer trials. 

The invitational will continue Friday morning with prelims at 10 a.m. CST and finals following at 6 p.m. CST. The session will be broadcast on the SEC Network and results can be found on the BYU swim and dive page. 

Becca Reher | Posted: 19 Nov 2019 | Updated: 8 Nov 2020
Becca Reher

Cougars Compete at Mizzou Invite

Nathan Esplin representing BYU

PROVO, Utah – After a rest week, BYU swim and dive will travel to Columbia, Missouri, for the Mizzou Invitational from Nov. 20-22 at the Mizzou Aquatic Center. 

“It’s an exciting time of the year,” BYU head coach John Brooks said. “The team is rested and ready to compete at Missouri and perform their best. I’m looking forward to seeing them represent their families and BYU.”

The swim team will compete against several other universities at the invitational, including Mizzou, Arkansas, Boise State, Drury, Nebraska, Oklahoma Baptist, San Diego State, Truman State and Wyoming. 

The divers will compete against Cincinnati, Iowa State and Kansas. 

Events will be divided throughout the three-day meet. In addition to the regular swim and dive events beginning on Nov. 22, Olympic time trial qualifiers will compete on Tuesday, Nov. 21, before the regular invitational begins. 

Swimming preliminaries will begin each day at 10 a.m. CST with diving preliminaries following at 11 a.m. CST. Swim and dive finals will both be held in the evening at 6 p.m. CST.

Live results for the swimming events can be found on the Meet Mobile app, while dive results can be found on Dive Meets. In addition, Thursday and Friday’s sessions will be broadcast on the SEC Network. Final results will be available on the BYU swim and dive page.