No. 24 Denver Swimming Takes On Wyoming in Unscored Meet

DENVER – No. 24 Denver swimming took on Wyoming in an unscored dual meet at the El Pomar Natatorium.

Denver Press Release

The University of Denver swimming and diving dueled Wyoming (men only) at El Pomar Natatorium. The meet was not scored, however the Pioneers won seven of fifteen total events.

“Just a good opportunity for us to get up and practice what we’ve been trying to do with our training,” head swim coach Brian Schrader said. “Wyoming is just a great team for us to swim, we match up really well. So we did a unique format tonight. We were glad to have them. I think we spread out and swam some off events pretty well and we are just kind of moving forward in our training cycle, getting ready for a fun meet at UNLV next week.”

The Pioneers finished 1-2 in the 50 butterfly. Patrick Guillory (Meadows Place, Texas) finished first with a time of 22.87, while Andrew Torres (Arvada, Colo.) placed second with a time of 23.19. The 1650 freestyle revealed the men’s strength as they pulled in the top three finishes. Summit League Swimmer of the Week, Dylan Bunch (Boulder City, Nev.) came in first in with a time of 16:01.15, Jeremiah Zgliczynski (Littleton, Colo.) came in second (16:25.78) and Alex Walton (Atlanta, Ga.) finished third (16:30.84). The 200 butterfly once again showcased top three finishes by the Pioneers, Torres came in first (1:52.43), Ben Severino (Des Moines, Iowa) touched second (1:52.15) and Luke Sloan (St. Louis, Mo.) finished third (1:55.76).

Senior Ross Edfort (Somerset, N.J.) led the University of Denver’s men’s diving team, taking first in the 1-meter (320.40 points) and 3-meter (305.85 points) events. Simon Latimer (Westminster, Colo.)took fifth in the 1-meter with 250.73 points, a nearly 35-point increase from last week’s meet against Missouri State University. Freshman, Ryan Church (Riverwoods, Ill.) took sixth in the 1-meter, earning 223.80 points. Church showed great progress by receiving fourth in the 3-meter with a total of 268.73 points.

The Pioneers will hit the road for their next competitions. The men will head to Las Vegas, Nevada to compete against UNLV, Nov. 7th at 5p.m., while the women head to the Air Force Academy, Colorado to compete against AFA and GCU, Nov. 8th TBA.

Wyoming Press Release

Six different University of Wyoming Cowboy swimmers won events against No. 24 Denver University on Thursday evening in El Pomar Natatorium in Denver, Colo. The dual, which was not scored saw the Cowboys, who received votes in this week’s CSCAA Top-25 Coaches Poll win nine events overall.

“I thought it was nice to put guys in events that they needed to swim versus putting guys in to win a dual meet,” UW head coach Tom Johnson said. “In the end I thought we swam very hard and very well.”

Junior Kevin Waller earned the Pokes first win taking the 200 freestyle at 1:42.60. Senior Ryan O’Leary finished second with a mark of 1:43.40. O’Leary later added a win in the 100 freestyle with a time of 46.68. In the 50 freestyle junior Bryce Carter earned the crown at 20.92. Senior Adam Kalms followed with a time of 21.07. Kalms added individual wins in the 200 backstroke at 1:51.43 and the 50 backstroke at 23.34.

Other winners for Wyoming included Ryan Nelson in the 400 individual medley with a mark of 4:01.70. Freshman Ryan Ball finished second at 4:05.78. Junior Kyle Scalise picked up a win in the 200 breaststroke clocking in at 2:06.71 and the 50 breaststroke at 25.88. The 400 freestyle relay team of freshman Kyle White, Waller, O’Leary and Carter won the only relay event with a time of 3:04.22.

“We did some different things and put some kids in some different events.” Johnson said. “We swam very well in the relay and put up a good time without having Kalms in the event.”

In the diving events, Wyoming freshman Ryan Russi finished second on the 1-meter springboard at 275.63. Fellow freshman Austin Rettinghouse finished second at 259.63. On the 3-meter springboard, sophomore Jacob Rehmeier finished second with a tally of 275.40. Russi finished second at 270.83.

“I was pretty impressed by our kids tonight and they really looked a lot like how we practice,” UW diving coach Chelsea Popplewell said. “The consistency is really coming along and we are definitely going right direction.”

Results: Wyoming vs. Denver