BYU swim and dive: swimming teams prepare for UNLV

By Jared Houghton

For the Deseret News

Published: Wednesday, Oct. 31 2012 12:43 p.m. MDT

PROVO, Utah – The BYU men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams will compete against UNLV on Saturday at 1 p.m. MDT at the Buchanan Natatorium.

“UNLV just beat Denver last weekend,” head coach John Brooks said. “They have a great guy’s and girl’s team and we’re going to look to battle it out down in the desert against them this weekend.”

Last season the teams split the dual meet with the Rebels with the men’s team losing 176-118, while the women’s team won 186-114. The women’s team has enjoyed some recent success against UNLV, with its last loss coming in 2004. The men’s team last beat UNLV in 2007 when it won 185-114 in Provo.

The Cougars currently have six swimmers with top times in the MPSF. For the women, Hailey Campbell has the top time in the conference in the 100 back (57.47), Kassandra Bispo has the top time in the 100 breast (1:04.46) and Alexandra Dodds has the top time in the 1650 free (17:37.11). On the men’s side, Shawn Western has the top time in the 1650 free (16:08.28), Brady Wells has the top time in the 100 breast (58.06) and Hayden Palmer has the top time in the 400 IM (3:58.21).

Check back to the men’s schedule page for results of the meet.

Jared Houghton is a Sports Information Director who works in the BYU Athletic Communications with the men's and women's swimming teams. He can be reached at swimming_sid@byu.edu for questions relating to swimming.

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