Men's Swim Breaks Two School Records on Third Day of Pac-12's
FEDERAL WAY, Wash.- It was another record setting night for the men's swimming team as two school-records fell at the Pac-12 Championships Friday night.
In the final event, the Utes closed out the third day of the conference championships with their second school-record of night in the 400-medley relay. The team of Andrei Ungur, Jaek Horner, Ben Waterman and Finn O'Haimhirgin set the new mark in a time of 3:07.29, topping the previous that was set at the 2020 Pac-12 Championships by two-tenths of a second.
Horner added to his stellar night with another school record posting an NCAA B and personal-best time of 52.69 in the 100 breast. Horner bested the previous mark set by teammate Andrew Britton (52.77), which was recorded last year at the Pac-12 Championships.
In the 100 fly, Waterman and Santiago Contreras competed in the B final after both recorded NCAA B cuts in the preliminaries. Waterman touched in a time of 46.79 (14th) as Contreras finished right behind in 47.15 (15th).
Moving to the 400 IM, Jackson Cunningham led the Utes recording a NCAA B time in the prelims and earned a 16th-place overall finish in the B final (3:48.62). Freshman Baylor Lewis recorded a new personal-best in the prelims (3:51.47) and posted his second PB of the day in the 100 breast, touching in 55.82.
Ungur took home the highest finish of the night for Utah in the 100 back, competing in the A final and touching in a NCAA B time of 46.13, good for eighth. In the prelims, JP Hynes just missed a new personal-best by a hundredth of a second (47.18) and earned a top-15 overall finish in a time of 47.22.
Ryan Garstang recorded his second personal-best time of the championships in the 100 back, touching in a time of 48.09 while Marko Kovacic earned an NCAA B time in the 200 free prelims (1:36.27) and paced Utah in the C final to capture the 21st overall finish in 1:36.76.
The men will close out the conference championships tomorrow evening with the 1650 free, 200 back, 100 free, 200 breast, 200 fly and 400 free relay. The finals will begin at 7:00pm MT and can be seen live on Pac-12.com or the Pac-12 Now app.