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Rebels Remain In Third

UNLV posted three second-place swims on Friday

Feb. 24, 2012


OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. ( - The UNLV women's swimming and diving team remained in third place after the third day of action on Friday night at the 2012 Mountain West Women's Swimming & Diving Championships, held in Oklahoma City, Okla., at the Oklahoma City Community College Aquatic Center. The four-day meet concludes on Saturday night.

Three second-place finishes highlighted the action for the Rebels on Friday. UNLV began the night with a runner-up finish in the 200 free relay, thanks to a new school record time of 1:31.64. That was also a NCAA 'B' provisional qualifying time. Making up the squad was sophomore Rachel Dixon, junior Hilary Ego, junior Brittany Ozar and senior Friderika Szel.

The 100 fly saw the Rebels go 2-3 in the event. Junior Carmen Robb swam a time of 54.16 to place second, while sophomore Katelyne Herrington was third in 54.45, and both were under 'B' times.

The third runner-up finish came in the 200 free thanks to sophomore Jessica Heim, who swam a time of 1:47.98, a 'B' time. Freshman Jessica Marsh also scored in the event, posting a time of 1:50.08 to place 13th, while Szel was 16th (1:53.70).

In the 400 IM, senior Marley Prothero turned in a third-place performance thanks to a time of 4:17.34. Junior Dannica Brennan finished in 14th place (4:22.96) and junior Krista Johnson swam 4:23.83 to place 15th. Senior Elise Warren was eighth in the 100 breast (1:04.09) while junior Nakayla Chan placed 10th (1:03.56).



The night's final event was the 100 back. Robb posted her second top-three finish of the night, posting a time of 54.36 to place third. That was the second best time in UNLV history, and a 'B' standard. Right behind her was Dixon in fourth (55.22). In the consolation heat, Ozar placed 12th (56.23), senior Anja Crawford was 13th (56.52) and freshman Margot Monmousseau tied for 15th (56.91).

Boise State holds onto a slight three-point edge, 506-503 over second place San Diego State. UNLV is third with 379.5, and is followed by Wyoming in fourth (302.5), TCU in fifth (238), New Mexico in sixth (232), Colorado State in seventh (204) and Air Force in eighth (129).

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