GREEN RIVER, Wyo. – Wyoming men’s swimming and diving fell to the University of Utah on Saturday afternoon in Green River, Wyo., by a score of 171-129.
The Cowboys earned victories in six of the day’s 16 events. Sophomore Jack Herron earned UW’s first win of the dual in the 200 freestyle with a time of 1:40.76. Senior Gabe Rooker swept the 100 and 200 breaststroke events, with times of 54.59 and 2:01.52, respectively. Senior Ryan Ball outpaced the competition in the 200 backstroke, clocking in at 1:49.81. Junior Wade Nelson placed first in the 200 individual medley, finishing in 1:52.71. On the boards, freshman Scotia Mullin claimed the top score (322.80) on the three-meter, just ahead of redshirt-sophomore Ryan Russi (317.48)
“It was a great weekend of racing, I thought the team did a terrific job,” UW head coach Tom Johnson said. “We need to focus on continued improvement in the second half of the season and see what we can do.”
Both the men’s and women’s teams competed in the preliminary heats in the final day of the CMU Invite on Saturday morning. The two squads departed early in order for the men to meet up with their teammates in Green River.
UW swimming and diving will be back in action on Jan. 7 against Colorado School of Mines beginning at 12 p.m. MT at Corbett Pool.