Utah Women’s Swimming and Diving Rise Above UNLV


University of Utah’s swimming a diving team meet with BYU Saturday January 28. (Photo by Justin Prather / Daily Utah Chronicle)

By Ashley Ji


In their fifth meet of the season, the University of Utah women’s swim and dive team defeated the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.

“I am really proud of the team’s performance,” said head coach Joe Dykstra. “After another difficult week of training and a six-hour bus ride, we came out swinging with the relay performances. It was great to pick up another road win.”

The Utes had a dominant start by winning the 400-meter medley relay in 3:44.71. Audrey Reimer, Darby Wayner, Aryanna Fernandes and Gillian St. John excelled in the race.

Reimer and Wayner continued their success in the individual events, with the freshmen winning the 200-meter back in 2:01.67 and the senior taking the 200-meter breast in 2:18.58.

St. John and Fernandes showed off their potential at UNLV as they earned Utah’s top performers. St. John captured third in the 50-meter freestyle with a time of 23.59, and Fernandes also snagged third in the 100-meter freestyle with a time of 51.97.

Senior Jordan Anderson is the Utah record holder in the 400 IM, and she held her place. She captured first place in her 400 Individual Medley (IM) with a time of 4:22.95.

Emma Lawless won in the 200-meter fly with a time of 2:02.87 and sophomore Sara McClendon reached the top for the Utes in the 1000-meter free (10:22.76).

Ianire Casarin took second in the 200-meter freestyle with a time of 1:50.39 and Kristina Miletic was also a runner-up in the 500-meter freestyle with a time of 5:08.13.

In diving, Clare Greenlow took first with a score of 259.75 in the three-meter event.

The divers will travel to Los Angeles for the USC Invitational next weekend for a two-day meet. The swimmers will compete in the Minnesota Invitational for three days in Columbia, Missouri at the end of the month.

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