UTAH SWIMMING: At Los Angeles, rising to a new level, more Utah records were rewritten as the Utes are in fifth place through Day 3 of the Pac-12 Championships at East Los Angeles College Swim Stadium.
Karson Applin touched in 47.27 in the 100 fly to pass Mike Green (1998) on the all-time list and take over the Utah record by .20 seconds. Applin came back to finish seventh in the finals with a time of 47.54.
Breaking his personal best in the 100 fly twice today, Andy Lamb is now Utahs third-place all-time. Lamb recorded 48.89 in the preliminaries and 48.47 in the finals to take 14th. Austin Fiascone also set a new personal best in the 100 back preliminaries (50.28). With a 50.31 finals time, he placed 23rd. Following Fiascone was Graham Charlton in 29th (51.22).
Ken Tiltges earned another record swim in the 100 breast with a prelim time of 55.77, placing him fifth all-time. Tied at 55.80 in the finals, Tiltges shared 13th place with ASUs Deniz Hekmati. Corey Williams took home 23rd for the Utes (58.40).
Alexandre Fernandes and Major Robinson swam the second- and third-fastest times in Utah history in the 100 back. Fernandes recorded 48.50 in the prelims and 49.07 in the finals to place him 16th. Robinson touched in 48.99 to take 18th.
The 200 free landed Winter Heaven sixth all-time as he recorded a 1:38.31 preliminary time and a 1:39.53 finals time, placing him 21st. Bjorn Gunnarsson snagged 30th (1:40.03) and Alex Brown recorded a new personal record, taking 32nd (1:40.46). Ryan Hansen took 35th in the same event (1:41.32) and Eric Murray was 41st (1:43.73).
Seniors Eric Murray and Eric Bonicelli finished within milliseconds of each other in the 400 IM as Murray took 21st (4:00.66) and Bonicelli was 22nd (4:00.89). John Tilghman rounded out the Ute lineup in 25th (4:05.71).
The Utes ended the night with yet another shattered school record. Fernandes, Tiltges, Applin and Nick Soedel snagged Utahs fastest time ever in the 400 medley relay (3:14.19) and placed fifth.
Stanford remains in first (623.5) with UC Berkeley in second (544). Arizona is third (382) and USC is right behind in fourth (324). Utah claims fifth (164.5), trailed by Arizona State in sixth (175.5) and UC Santa Barbara in seventh (164.5). Cal Poly sits in eighth (94).
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