Feb. 17, 2018
LAS VEGAS (UNLVRebels.com) -
UNLV wrapped up action Saturday night with an eighth place finish at the 2018 Mountain West Women’s Swimming & Diving Championships, held at the Palo Alto College Aquatics Center in San Antonio, Texas. The Rebels finished with 624.5 points, while Boise State won this year's championships with 1,250. UNR placed third with 1,033.5 points, and due to their highest finisher over the Rebels, earned three points in the Governor's Series, the all-sports competition between the two schools sponsored by Barrick Gold and NV Energy.
* Ida Schutt took 13th in the night's first event, the 1650 free, with a time of 16:50.70.
* The first top-eight finish of the night came from Kyndal Phillips, as she recorded a time of 1:57.04 to place seventh. It was a NCAA 'B' provisional time as well.
* Sofia Carnevale followed up her win in the 100 breast on Friday with a third-place swim in the 200 breast with a mark of 2:12.74. It is the third fastest time in UNLV history, and a 'B' standard.
* Sydney Schuette led the Rebels in the 100 free as she finished 16th in 51.05.
* Freshman Tara Wise won the bonus heat of the 200 fly to finish 17th overall in 2:04.22.
* Mykayla Fielding paced UNLV on the platform diving event by placing 11th with a score of 202.83. She was the highest point scorer for UNLV in this year's meet with 57.
* UNLV closed out this year's championships with a sixth place showing in the 400 free relay. Carnevale, Katsiaryna Afanasyeva, Schuette and Ida Schutt would record a time of 3:22.67.
"We certainly had some highlights this weekend, notably Sofia's 100 Breaststroke, Myka Fielding on the boards, and also our 400 Medley Relay. I think those events really showcased what this team is capable of. But we had some misses too, and overall I am disappointed to slide back to 8th. This was not the most consistent Championship for us, and moving up the team rankings is a high priority. In order to do that, we need to demonstrate more depth at this meet. Having said that, I am excited that Rebel Swimming and Diving will be returning to the NCAA Championship meet. That is certainly a step in the right direction, and something that we can point to as evidence of the work we are doing to get better."
-HEAD COACH BEN LOORZ
2018 Mountain West Women's Swimming & Diving Championships
The Aquatic Center at Palo Alto College
San Antonio, Texas
Saturday, February 17
Day 4 Results
1. Boise State - 1,250
2. San Diego State - 1,105.5
3. UNR - 1,033.5
4. Wyoming - 981
5. Colorado State - 709
6. New Mexico - 673.5
7. Fresno State - 644
8. UNLV - 624.5
9. Air Force - 572
10. San Jose State - 571
200 Breast: 3rd place - Sofia Carnevale (2:12.74*)
200 Back: 7th place - Kyndal Phillips (1:57.04*)
400 Free Relay: 6th place - 3:22.67 (Sofia Carnevale, Katsiaryna Afanasyeva, Sydney Schuette, Ida Schutt)
^ - NCAA 'A' Automatic Time
* - NCAA 'B' Provisional Time
~ - NCAA Diving Zone Qualifying Score