Two More Records Fall At MW Championships
Feb. 23, 2013
SAN ANTONIO, Texas (UNLVRebels.com) -
UNLV set two school records and won one event on the final day of action on Saturday night at the 2013 Mountain West Women's Swimming & Diving Championships, held at the Palo Alto Aquatic Center. The Rebels would finish the meet with 444 points to come in fourth place, while San Diego State was this year's winner with 734.
The night began with the longest event of the meet, the 1650 free, and Jessica Heim would finish in third place with a time of 16:35.32. That was followed by the 200 back, and Carmen Robb just missed out on her second win of the championships, placing second in a new UNLV record time of 1:54.84, a 'B' time and just .31 seconds behind Leona Jennings of San Diego State. Also scoring in the event was Jessica Wong (11th, 1:59.55) and Dannica Brennan (13th, 1:59.90).
Four Rebels scored in the 100 free, led by Rachel Dixon and Julia Fehervari, seventh and eighth in times of 50.45 and 50.87, respectively. Brittany Ozar finished 11th (50.30) and Katelyne Herrington was 13th (50.44).
Nakayla Chan was the top finisher in the 200 breast, placing 15th in 2:19.28. A pair of divers posted top-16 finishes on the platform, with Maraea Skeen finishing eighth with a score of 208.25, while Madeline Schmidt was 15th in 184.47.
The night's final event was also the best of the day for the Rebels, as they won the 400 free relay title for the first time since 2008, setting a new UNLV record with a 'B' time of 3:18.74. Robb, Herrington, Ozar and Dixon made up the relay quartet.
Finishing behind SDSU was Boise State in second with 575 points, while Wyoming was third with 509. Coming in fifth place was Nevada, Reno with 390 points, and due to the Rebels' higher finish in the conference championships, UNLV wins three points in the Governor's Series competition between the two schools.
2013 Mountain West Women's Swimming & Diving Championships
Saturday, February 23
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