DeRyk Leads Utes on Second Day of Pac-12 Championships
HOUSTON, Texas – Led by a fourth-place finish from Cooper DeRyk in the 50 free from a time that ranks No. 3 in school history, Utah completed another successful night of competition at the Pac-12 Championships in Houston.
The Utes had an impressive showing in the 50 free, with DeRyk leading the charge and finishing in fourth in the championship finals. He posted an NCAA consideration time of 19.46 seconds, which ranks No. 3 in school history. Finn O'Haimhirgin qualified for the consolation final and placed 14th overall with a time of 20.09 seconds.
Utah had three athletes qualify in the 'C' final, with Santiago Contreras placing 19th (20.36), Felix Chiun finishing in 20th (20.37) and Noah Carlson finishing in 22nd (20.53).
Utah started off the second day of the meet with brothers Nick and Dylan Becker competing in the 'C' final in the 500 free. Dylan Becker finished in third in the final for a 19th place finish overall with a time of 4:26.18. Nick Becker finished 22nd overall with a time of 4:27.68.
Next up to continue the night was the 200 IM where Lex Hernandez-Nietling finished 21st overall in the with a time of 1:48.48.
Finishing the night, Utah placed fifth in the 200 free relay, raced by Deryk, O'Haimhirgin, Contreras, and Chiun with a time of 1:18.83. DeRyk had an impressive split of 19.48 seconds, while O'Haimhirgin posted a time of 19.43 in his split.
Utah finished the night in fourth place with a total score of 235. Stanford is in the lead (339), California is in second place (334) and Arizona sits in third (271). Utah is ahead of USC (190) through two days of action. Full results can be found here.
The Pac-12 Championships will continue tomorrow with the 400 IM, 100 fly, 200 free, 100 breast, and 100 back with prelims beginning at 10 a.m. MT and finals beginning at 5 p.m. MT.