On the third night of competition at the Pac-12 Championships, Utah fell to sixth place with 209 points just behind Arizona State, but still managed to set a new school record.
In the first event of the night, senior Kristian Kron swam the 400-yard IM, setting a new school record with the time of 3:45.77, placing ninth. Others who swam alongside Kron were junior Evan Indahl (3:51.95), freshman Cole Avery (3:53.15), junior Nolan Rogers (3:54.40), sophomore Brandon Deckard (3:59.18), sophomore Ganem Tebet (3:57.31), sophomore Brandon Shreeve (4:01.08) and sophomore Jay Bolinger (4:07.75).
In the 100-yard butterfly, Utah made up five of the eight spots in the C-finals, all following behind each other. Ben Scott took 19th (48.56), followed by senior David Fraser (48.61), sophomore Sean Bloore (50.26), junior Luis Macias (50.69), and senior Brandon Risley (50.92), respectively.
In the next event, senior Bence Király swam the 200-yard freestyle, finishing seventh with a time of 1:35.55, adding another NCAA “B” cut to his list. Teammate junior Brendan Nguyen also swam this event, finishing 22nd with 1:40.43.
In the 100-yard breaststroke, sophomore Jack Burton finished 16th in B-finals, touching in at a 55.03, while teammate junior Keanu Interone (54.92) and Tebet (57.42) finished 21st and 24th, respectively.
Finishing up the individual events of the night, sophomore Paul Ungur (47.86) and freshman Daniel McArthur (48.80) swam the 100-yard backstroke in B-finals, finishing in 13th and 14th, respectively. Deckard also swam in this event, finishing in C-finals at 20th with a 50.43.
On Saturday, Utah will finish up the fourth and final day of the Pac-12 Championships, starting with the 200-yard backstroke at 11 a.m. PST, followed by finals at 6 p.m. PST.