Rebels Finish Eighth At MW Swimming And Diving Chamionships|
Feb. 18, 2017
COLLEGE STATION, Texas (UNLVRebels.com) - The UNLV Rebels finished eighth overall posting 520 points to conclude the 2017 Mountain West Women's Swimming & Diving Championships, held at the Texas A&M Natatorium.
Boise State was crowned the title with 1390 points, while San Diego State claimed second with 1139 points and UNR captured third with 1089.5 points. Due to the Wolf Pack's higher finish in the championships, UNR receives three points for women's swimming in the Governor's Series, the all-sports competition between the two schools sponsored by NV Energy and Barrick Gold. UNR leads the 2016-17 series with a score of 12-3.
"We're grateful to have some teams pushing us all the way in the end," said head coach Ben Loorz. "We wished we would've placed in the upper end of the spectrum. At the end of the day, we had some good competition."
The opening event on Saturday, the 1650 free, saw Josefine Hippi claim 19th in a time of 17:13.72. Kyndal Phillips then followed that with a third-place showing in the 200 back with a time of 1:55.92, good enough for second on the all-time program list.
Freshman Sofia Carnevale's impressive debut in the MW Tournament was highlighted by her second-place finish in the 200 breast (2:11.89), which was third all-time in program history. Kristina Hendrick would place 16th in 2:18.96, while junior Mackenzie Logan also swam a personal-best in the same event with a time of 2:20.40 (21st). Another Rebel claimed a personal-best time on Saturday when sophomore Sydney Schuette touched the wall in 51.42 to place 23rd in the 100 free time.
Three Rebels finished back-to-back-to-back in the 200 fly, with Gozde Tekin taking 15th (2:03.25) and Janelle Nguyen 16th (2:07.56), while Kimberly Hendrick won the `C' final to place 17th overall (2:03.67). UNLV added diving points as well on Saturday when Alyssa Arnett scored 237.90 points to place seventh overall on the platform diving. The quartet of Ida Schutt, Carnevale, Schuette and Phillips wrapped things up in the 400 free relay, finishing ninth (3:25.56) in the final event of the night.
2017 Mountain West Women's Swimming & Diving Championships Texas A&M Natatorium College Station, Texas