Pac-12 Weekly Preview: Utah Faces Test in Stanford

By Dan D’Addona.

The Pac-12 Conference has a light week of competition this week with two dual meets.

The first is Stanford at Utah on Friday. The meet is men and women. The Utes are coming off a loss to No. 1 Cal in the men’s competition and now face No. 3 Stanford. For the women, Stanford, the defending national champion, is still ranked No. 1.

Utah had some strong performances against Cal. Paul Ungur won the 100 back in 47.83. Brandon Shreeve won the 500 free in 4:34.88.

Diver Nathan Makarewicz was able to take first in two separate events, finishing with a final score of 336.83 in the 1-meter dive, and a score of 329.03 in the 3-meter dive.

The Utah women are coming off a loss to No. 2 Cal.

In her first collegiate meet, Sara McClendon won the 1000 free touching in at 10:13.16, with classmate Mandy Gebhart following in second with a time of 10:23.22. McClendon also captured the 500 free with a time of 5:00.36, tallying wins in two different events.

Another freshman, Emma Broome was able to get a victory for the Utes in the 100 back, finishing with a time of 56.36.

Meanwhile, UCLA is coming off a fourth-place finish at the SMU Classic. The Bruins face UC-Santa Barbara on Saturday.

Seniors Katie Grover and Ciara Monahan posted third-place results in the 100 butterfly and 3-meter dive, respectively, for UCLA this weekend.