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Adam Haws | Posted: 5 Nov 2022 | Updated: 20 Nov 2022
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BYU women's swim and dive come up short against UNLV


PROVO, Utah — In a hard fought contest Saturday morning on senior day, the UNLV women's swim and dive team came away with the win against the Cougars with a final score of 139-104. 

"It was a lot of fun facing the Rebels," said coach Shari Skabelund. "Both teams came into the competition tired, but they swam some amazing times. Our divers did a nice job, and our men came together and powered through for the victory. I'm grateful to work with these athletes, and we are thankful to the seniors for all they have done for the program throughout their careers." 

In a meet that consisted of 13 events for the women, the Cougars managed to win five of them in the 200-yard medley relay, 200-yard IM, 200-yard backstroke, 3-meter dive, and 1-meter dive.

The women began the meet strong, with a team of Charlotte Fie'eiki, Mackenzie Miller, Rachel Oyler and Brynn Sproul winning the 200-yard medley relay, posting a time of 1:42.97. A team of Liza Slade, Abi Furqueron, Julia Bartell and Lily Flint would also place third in the event with a time of 1:48.25, jumping out to an early 13-4 lead.

Despite a loss in the 1000-yard freestyle, new season-bests were posted by Regan Geldmacher swimming a time of 10:24.46 to come in second, as well as Kylee Conrad, posting a time of 10:58.10 and placing sixth for the event. 

Trailing 54-39 coming into the 200-yard IM, BYU's Katie McBratney-Graves posted a time of 2:05.91 to give the Cougars the outright win in the event. Sofia Pusceddu posted the next best time in the event for BYU, with a time of 2:11.86, placing sixth overall. 

After coming up short in the next two events, Sproul swam a 2:03.59 to give the Cougars the win in the 200-yard backstroke and bring the score to 93-76 in favor of the Rebels. New personal bests were posted by freshman Emma Marusakova, coming in fourth in the event with a time of 2:04.81, as well as freshman Colette Masino, swimming a time of 2:08.55 placing sixth.

The dive team had a successful day, winning both the 1-meter and 3-meter events. In the 3-meter dive, Alexia Jackson posted a new personal best score of 321.30 placing first in the event, with Tessa Watkins placing second, receiving a score of 315.00, also a new personal best.

In the 1-meter dive, the two would trade places, with Watkins placing first with a score of 270.08 and Jackson placing second with a score of 262.05. Hailey Johnson also placed third in the event with a score 258.83. 

"I am very optimistic with the momentum towards the Missouri Invitational and our first opportunity to get our zone cut scores on platform," said coach Tyce Routson. "I’m very pleased with the attention to details executed in practice and even performing new and tougher dives with accuracy so early in the season."

The Cougars will look to bounce back from the loss as they get ready to compete at the Mizzou Invite in Columbia, Missouri on Nov. 16-18 and the Utah Tech Invite in St. George, Utah on Nov. 17-19. Times for the events will be posted in the coming weeks, as well as information on how to watch and follow the events live. 

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Adam Haws | Posted: 4 Nov 2022 | Updated: 19 Nov 2022
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BYU welcomes UNLV to Provo for final home meet of the season

Meet vs UNLV

PROVO, Utah — BYU swim and dive will compete in its final home meet of the year against former Mountain West Conference foe UNLV in a one day duel event.

Coming off a win against TCU in their previous meet, the Cougars are eager to continue their dominant stretch to begin the season and build momentum heading into the Mizzou Invite on Nov. 16-17. A win over the Rebels would give the Cougars a 3-0 record on the year. Final results of the events will be posted at the meet's conclusion on

Last Time Out

The Cougars swept both days of their duel with TCU, tallying final scores of 172-159 for the women and 180-140 for the men. As a team, BYU placed first in 22 of their 36 events, with pool records being broken in the in the men's 200-yard medley relay with a time of 128.70 and the men's 400-yard medley relay with a time of 3:14.98.

Series Matchups

Last year's meeting in Las Vegas with UNLV resulted in a loss for the women, with a final score of 189-111, and a win for the men, with a final score of 154-144.

Meet Information

The meet will begin Saturday, Nov. 5 at 11 a.m. MDT with the swimmers and divers competing at the same time. It will be held at the Richards Building Pool and admission is free to the public. Follow the BYU Swim and Dive social media pages on Instagram and Twitter for live scoring updates and highlights throughout the meet.