Jessica Heim was fourth in the 500 free for the Rebels.
Feb. 20, 2014
SAN ANTONIO, Texas (UNLVRebels.com) -
The UNLV women's swimming and diving team used a strong relay finish and a pair of top-four swims from two seniors on Thursday night to move up to sixth place after the second day of action at the 2014 Mountain West Women's Swimming & Diving Championships, held at the Palo Alto Aquatic Center. The Rebels now stand with 131 points, nine behind fifth place New Mexico. Boise State has taken over at the top of the standings with 276.5 points.
Thursday's first event also saw UNLV set its first school record of the year, as the team of Rachel Dixon, Julia Fehervari, Amber Cratsenberg, and Michelle Troup finished in third place with a time of 1:30.82. That was also a NCAA 'B' mark.
UNLV scored next in the 500 free, with senior Jessica Heim placing fourth after touching the wall in 4:50.32. Classmate Dixon turned in the Rebels' highest finish of the meet thus far after earning runner-up honors in the 50 free thanks to a school-record time of 22.31. That would also give Dixon a 'B' standard. Two more Rebels scored in the event, with Troup placing 12th (23.12) and Julia Fehervari 15th (23.23).
The four-day meet continues on Friday before concluding on Saturday night.
2014 Mountain West Women's Swimming & Diving Championships
Palo Alto Aquatic Center
San Antonio, Texas
Thursday, February 20
Second Day Results
1. Boise State - 276.5
2. San Diego State - 239.5
3. Nevada, Reno - 216
4. Wyoming - 160
5. New Mexico - 140
6. UNLV - 131
7. Air Force - 126
8. San Jose State - 104
9. Colorado State - 93
Fresno State - 93
200 Free Relay:3rd place - 1:30.82* (Rachel Dixon, Julia Fehervari, Amber Cratsenberg, Michelle Troup)
500 Free: 4th place - Jessica Heim (4:50.32)
50 Free: 2nd place - Rachel Dixon (22.31*)
New UNLV Records Set
50 Free: 22.31 - Rachel Dixon
200 Free Relay: 1:30.82 (Rachel Dixon, Julia Fehervari, Amber Cratsenberg, Michelle Troup)
^ - NCAA 'A' Automatic Time
* - NCAA 'B' Provisional Time