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Dual Season Ends For Utah Swim in Los Angeles

Feb 13, 2021

Results - Day 2

LOS ANGELES- The Utah men's swim team fell 160-94 to USC at the Uytengsu Aquatics Center in Los Angeles on Saturday after completing the second half of races in the two-day dual. The Utes closed out the 2021 dual season posting four personal bests to wrap up the weekend.
Santiago Contreras started off the second day of the meet taking second in the 100 free with a time of 44.52, with Noah Carlson (44.63) and JP Hynes (45.15) following in third and fourth. Carlson's time of 44.63 was a personal best in the 100 free. In the next event, Preston Planells placed second in the 200 back with a time of 1:47.17 and Parker McOmber took the third spot on the podium with a time of 1:48.70. Connor Elwyn recorded a personal best time of 1:50.99 in the 200 back. 
Lex Hernandez-Nietling recorded a personal best time of 2:01.17 in the 200 breast to place second, while Andrew Britton (2:05.15) took third.  Micah Ginoza came in second in the 500 free with a time of 4:34.03, with teammate Rhys Winter following in third with a time of 4:36.20.  In the 100 fly, Ben Waterman placed second with a time of 47.06 and teammate Cole Giandinoto came in third with a personal best time of 48.85. 
Hernandez-Nietling took another second place finish, this time in the 200 IM, with a time of 1:53.57. Tony Puertas finished in third with a time of 1:54.95.  To finish the meet, Marko Kokacic, Giandinoto, Conteras, and Waterman took second in the 400 free relay with a time of 2:58.57.
For full results from Saturday's action, click here.
Up next, the dive team will compete in the Pac-12 Diving Championships from Feb. 24-27 at the Hillenbrand Aquatic Center in Tucson, Ariz. Over the same dates, the Utah women's swim team will travel to Houston, Texas to compete at the Pac-12 Swimming Championships at the University of Houston.