BYU dominates Wyoming and USAFA in dual meet
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – The Cougars dominated against both Wyoming and the Air Force Academy in dual meets hosted by Air Force on Saturday, Jan. 16 in Colorado.
The BYU men’s team defeated Wyoming 157 to 83 while also defeating U.S. Air Force Academy 142 to 99, and the women also defeated Air Force 150 to 93 and Wyoming 146 to 96.
“That was the best performance we have had competing at Air Forces’ 7,280 feet elevation,” BYU head coach John Brooks said. “This is a tough place to swim fast and we did that.”
A team of Payton Plumb, Josue Dominguez, Javier Nicolas and Connor Stirling took the top time in the men’s 200 medley relay with a time of 1:28.54. The four relay swimmers also went on to take the top time in their own individual events.
Stirling secured a first-place finish in the 50 free with a time of 20.27, Nicolas grabbed the top spot in the 100 fly at 48.59, Dominguez took first in the 100 breast with a 53.40 time and Plumb swam a 51.24 in the 100 back for the top spot.
Sophomore Tama Tuitama also took the top spot in two events recorded personal bests in the 200 free at 1:40.20 and in the 500 free with a time of 4:40.56.
The women also secured top times in multiple events including both relays. A team of Brynn Sproul, Katie McBratney, Charlotte Fieeiki and Gwen Gustafson recorded a 1:41.31 in the 200 medley relay while a team of Rachel Oyler, Emma Colvin, Tahis Ibanez and Gustafson grabbed the top spot in the 200 free relay at 1:34.21.
Besides her wins in the relays, Gustafson also won the 50 free at 23.01 while Sproul took the top spot in the 100 back at 55.20. McBratney also had wins in individual events including the 400 IM at 4:28.27 and the 100 breast with a 1:02.57.
BYU also secured wins in both diving events as Mickey Stauss finished the 3-meter with a 375.80 and Kennedy Cribbs had a 285.80 in the 1-meter.
The Cougars return home on Friday, Jan. 22 to compete against Colorado Mesa. The meet will begin at 4 p.m. MT at the Richards Building Pool.