Utah Scores Well at Florida Atlantic Invite -- December 20, 2002
BOCA RATON, Fla., Dec. 20. THE Utah men’s and women’s swimming and diving team were at the Florida Atlantic Invitational on Friday.
Four teams competed in the tri-dual meet, Clemson, Florida Atlantic, Northern Arizona (women only) and Utah.
Northern Arizona, which boasts one of the world's top high-altitude training facilities, only fielded as women's team because the university abolished its men's team
The Ute men beat Florida Atlantic 143-130, but fell to Clemson by a score of 147.5-114.5. The Utah women beat two of three teams, as they knocked off Florida Atlantic 162-126 and also won over Northern Arizona 186-113, but lost to Clemson 175-105.
On the men’s side Cody Rempfer and Jonathan Larson each won two events for Utah. Rempfer was a winner in the 200 fly with a time of 1:52.09 and the 100 fly (51.10) Larsen was a double winner in the 50 free (21.13) and the 100 free (46.05). Matan Ratz won the 200 free with his time of 1:42.38. The men’s record is now 5-5.
The women were led by two-event winner Neringa Statkeviciute who won the 200 free (1:53.19) and the 100 free (52.92). Tessa Greegor was the winner in the 100 breast with her time of 1:05.61. Utah’s women improved their record to 8-5.
Utah will conclude the Holiday Training Camp in Ft. Lauderdale on Dec. 23. The next meet for the team will be at home on Friday, January 10 at 5:00 p.m. when Utah's women will host Oregon State. Oregon State is another school that has killed its men's team.