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UNLV Rebels In Fifth After Day One At WAC Swimming Championships

Feb. 22, 2017

Tournament Central

HOUSTON, Texas ( - A pair of top-five relay finishes carried UNLV to fifth place after the first day of action on Wednesday night at the 2017 WAC Men's Swimming and Diving championships, held this year at the University of Houston's CRWC Natatorium. The Rebels ended the first day with 68 points, trailing first day leader Wyoming (114), Air Force (111), Grand Canyon (100) and North Dakota (71).

The night started off with the 200 medley relay, where Tom Paco-Pedroni, Serginni Martin, Dylan Tarazona and Kasey Foley teamed up to post a fourth-place time of 1:28.38. On the 1-meter diving, Robert Morgan led the Rebels with a 13th place score of 229.25. Alex Rojas scored as well, placing 16th (209.90).

“We had a much improved first night, better than last week, and better than last year,” said head coach Ben Loorz. “Almost every guy was going faster than he has ever been and that is what we are here to do. It was a good start to the meet and now our job is to carry that over into tomorrow.”



The final event of the night was the 800 free relay. Francois Van Wynsberghe, Paco-Pedroni, Brenton Sayers and Forrest Beesley claimed third-place with a time of 6:30.41.

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

2017 WAC Men's Swimming & Diving Championships
CRWC Natatorium
Houston, Texas

Wednesday, February 22 First Day Results

Team Scoring 1. Wyoming - 114 2. Air Force - 111 3. Grand Canyon - 100 4. North Dakota - 71 5. UNLV - 68 6. Seattle - 58 7. CSU Bakersfield - 41

Top-Eight Finishes 200 Medley Relay - 4th place - 1:26.22 (Tom Paco-Pedroni, Serginni Martin, Dylan Tarazona, Kasey Foley) 800 Free Relay - 3rd place - 6:30:41 (Francois Van Wynsberghe, Tom Paco-Pedroni, Brenton Sayers, Forrest Beesley)

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