Preston Jenkins, Kelly Hatanaka and Cameron Lindsay placed in the top three in two events each, helping the BYU swim team earn 13 top-three times at the Pacific Invite on Oct. 27-28.

Overall, the BYU men’s team took third place with a score of 540, behind the University of Denver at 980 and University of the Pacific with 726. No. 4 Stanford University took fourth at 510 but only competed on the first day of the meet, while Fresno Pacific University placed fifth with 378. The BYU women’s team also took third place with a score of 702.50, behind Pacific at 941.50 and Fresno Pacific with 843 but ahead of San Jose State University, which took fourth with a score of 610.

BYU’s only first-place win came on the first day when senior Vanessa Moffatt competed in the women’s 200-yard butterfly. Moffatt placed first with a time of 2:05.78, two seconds faster than Fresno Pacific’s Daria Belova.

A team of Jenkins, Levi Jensen, Sherif Aboumandour and Payton Sorenson started the Cougars out strong on the first day of competition in the 200-yard medley relay by placing third with a time of 1:31:80. The following day, a team of Kumni Ogunfeibo, Brad Prolo, Aboumandour and Sorenson also took third in the men’s 400-yard medley relay with a time of 3:24.34.

Jenkins went on to finish second in the men’s 200-yard freestyle with a time of 1:38.63, only one-tenth of a second behind Grant Shoults of Stanford. Sorenson came away with second place in the men’s 50-yard freestyle with a time of 20.31. On the second day, Jenkins also placed second in the 200-yard backstroke at 1:48.68.

Prolo, was slotted in the first heat of the men’s 100-yard breaststroke, earned a time better than most of fastest two heats taking third place with a time of 57.40, besting his original time of 58.05.

In the women’s 400-yard IM, Hatanaka took third place with a time of 4:28.11. Hatanaka continued her success on the second day of the Invite, taking second in the 200-yard IM with a time of 2:08.22.

BYU's brother and sister duo, Cameron Lindsay and Mariah Lindsay, each took third place in the men’s and women’s 200-yard breaststroke with times of 2:06.71 and 2:23.17, respectively. Cameron Lindsay then went on to place second in the 200-yard IM with a time of 1:54.55.

Adding to the top-three times, BYU's Madeline Zarchin took third in the 100-butterfly with a time of 57.97, teammate Katia Quezada placed third in the 1650-yard freestyle and Cougar Matt Abernethy earned third in the men’s 100-yard butterfly.

Next up, the Cougar swim and dive teams will travel to different invites on the weekend of Nov. 16-18. Select groups from the swim team will compete in the UNLV Invite at Buchanan Natatorium in Las Vegas, while the dive team will travel to the University Texas-Austin to compete in the UT Diving Invite at the Lee and Joe Jamail Texas Swimming Center. The UT Diving Invite begins at 5 p.m. CST, on Thursday, Nov. 16, and continues at 4 p.m., on Friday, Nov. 17, and then concludes as an all-day event on Saturday, Nov. 18. The Nov. 16-17 competitions will be broadcast live on the Longhorn Network.