BYU swimmers to compete in Texas, Colorado Mesa Invitationals
PROVO, Utah – A group of swimmers from the men’s and women’s swim team will compete in the Texas Invite Dec. 4-6. Another group will be in Grand Junction, Colorado, competing in the Colorado Mesa Invite.
“We’re expecting season-best, if not lifetime-best times from a few of our swimmers,” head coach John Brooks said. “They’re prepared and rested for the meet. We want as many people swimming at night, and we want people to place high enough to hold their spot to qualify for NCAA’s from this meet. I’m really excited to see how well we do, because they’ve put in a lot of work.”
The Texas Invite will take place at the Lee and Joe Jamail Texas Swimming Center in Austin, Texas.
Haley Bertoldo, Riley Buer, Anna Dahl, Brenna Dickson, Alora Foliaki, Andrea Grant Richards, Hannah Hansen, Emily Harris, Ciera Marsh Keller, Allison McCormick, Vanessa Moffatt, Lillian Moore, Hanna Skaggs, Alexandria Sorensen, Ashlee Spindler and Lauren Shaw Taylor will represent the BYU women.
The men will send Matt Abernethy, Rafael Alfaro, Evan Berger, Levi Jensen, McKay King, Michael King, John Morris, Rainer Ng, Hayden Palmer, Stephen Richards, Seth Russell, Chad Sorensen, James Sorensen, Jake Taylor and Luis Ventura.
The Cougars will be competing against swimmers from Texas, USC, Arizona, Wisconsin, Utah, Wyoming, Harvard, Incarnate Word, Hawai’i, UC Davis and Notre Dame.
Preliminaries begin each day at 10 a.m. CST with the finals beginning at 6 p.m. CST. You can visit the Texas Invite information page for a list of events.
The Longhorn Network will air live finals coverage on Friday and Saturday beginning at 6 p.m. CST. Those who don't have the Longhorn Network can use the WatchESPN app to watch the meet with access through their cable/satellite provider.
Colorado Mesa Invite
The Colorado Mesa Invite will take place at the El Pomar Natatorium in Grand Junction, Colorado.
Kerra Bispo, Olivia Capocci, Sydney Dahl, Abby Giles, Sophia Lex, Samantha Lingenbrink, Cheyenne McLaws, Alyssa Penney, Emma Richards, Emily To'o and Amelia Wolfgramm will represent the women in Colorado.
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