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Women Tied For Second At MW Championships

Maraea Skeen placed seventh on the 1-meter board on Wednesday night.

Feb. 20, 2013


SAN ANTONIO, Texas ( -

Thanks to a pair of runner-up relay finishes, the UNLV women's swimming and diving team is tied for second after the first day of events at the 2013 Mountain West Women's Swimming & Diving Championships, held at the Palo Alto Aquatic Center. The Rebels' 84 points has them tied with New Mexico, while San Diego State holds the first day lead with 93.

The Rebels set a new school record in the night's first event thanks to a second place swim in the 200 medley relay in a time of 1:38.48. That was just .06 seconds off an NCAA 'A' automatic qualifying time, but did meet the 'B' provisional standard. Making up the relay squad was Carmen Robb, Nakayla Chan, Katelyne Herrington and Rachel Dixon.

In the next event and the first diving action of the meet, the 1-meter board, Maraea Skeen placed seventh with a score of 270.33. The night finished with the 800 free relay, and again UNLV would place second after touching the wall in a time of 7:13.12, the second-fastest in program history. Jessica Heim, Julia Fehervari, Brittany Ozar and Jessica Marsh made up that relay squad.

The four-day meet continues on Thursday and Friday before concluding on Saturday night.



2013 Mountain West Women's Swimming & Diving Championships
Palo Alto Aquatic Center
San Antonio, Texas

Wednesday, February 20
First Day Results

Team Scoring
1. San Diego State - 93
2. UNLV - 84
    New Mexico - 84
4. Boise State - 82
5. Nevada, Reno - 81
6. Fresno State - 77
7. Wyoming - 65
8. Colorado State - 51
9. Air Force - 46

Top-Eight Finishes
200 Medley Relay: 2nd place - 1:38.48* (Carmen Robb, Nakayla Chan, Katelyne Herrington, Rachel Dixon)
800 Free Relay: 2nd place - 7:13.12 (Jessica Heim, Julia Fehervari, Brittany Ozar, Jessica Marsh)
1-meter Diving: 7th place - Mariah Skeen (270.33)

New UNLV Record Set
200 Medley Relay - 1:38.48 (Carmen Robb, Nakayla Chan, Katelyne Herrington, Rachel Dixon)

^ - NCAA 'A' Automatic Time
* - NCAA 'B' Provisional Time

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