Utah Tech University’s swim team had a monumental team tenure finishing with 17 records broken during the Trailblazer Invitation Nov. 17-19.
Although the program is relatively new with competing eligibility beginning in 2016, the broken records are no small feat.
The Trailblazer’s team portion of the season consisted of three invitationals with even wins at each one.
On Oct. 21, the Trailblazers picked up five event wins at the Northern Colorado Dual. During the San Diego State Dual Nov. 5, Utah Tech achieved three event victories and broke one school record.
Utah Tech excelled at its home facility during the Trailblazer Invitational. The invitational consisted of 10 additional teams which were UC Santa Barbara, Fresno State, Brigham Young University, University of Northern Colorado, UC Davis, UC San Diego, Pepperdine University, California Polytechnic, University of the Pacific and University of Nevada.
The Trailblazers finished No. 4 with 416 points out of the 11 teams. Not only were 17 school records broken during the meet, but multiple top-10 individual marks were recorded along with one event win.
Some of the records that were broken during the 2022 Trailblazer Invitational include:
- Ginevra Molino, a junior biology major from Rivoli, Italy, finished fifth in the A-final in the 500 free event. Molino’s time of 4:59.46 put her at No. 4 all-time at Utah Tech.
- The Trailblazer’s “A” team annihilate the previous 400 medley relay record by more than three seconds with a time of 3:42.08.
- Elenore Rembert, a junior exercise science major from Montpellier, France, broke the 100-back school record touching the wall at 55.01.
- The third-fastest program relay time was clocked by the “B” team finishing at 3:48.48. Ally Boynton, a sophomore exercise science major from Wood Cross, led the relay team with her 56.28 time.
- Three Utah Tech athletes recorded six of the top-10 all-time marks in the 200-back event. Pia Murray, a junior psychology major from Preston, England, clocked a time of 1:58:00 but later bettered it with a time of 1:55.99.
Utah Tech will continue its season and compete at the US Open Nov. 30 to Dec. 3 in Greensboro, North Carolina, hoping to keep the momentum moving forward.