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Rebels Stand In Second After Day One At Home Invite

Nov. 16, 2017

LAS VEGAS ( - @UNLVSwim&Dive  |  Meet Results

The UNLV men's and women's swimming and diving teams turned in several strong swims and combined for three first place finishes on the first day of the UNLV Invitaitonal Thursday at the Jim Reitz Pool. The Rebels currently stand in second place in the team standings on both the men's and women's sides.

UCSB leads the men's standings at 248 points, just five ahead of the Rebels. Pacific is third with 225, Cap Baptist fourth (180) and Cal Poly is fifth. Rounding out the field, CSU Bakersfield is sixth (74) and BYU seventh (69). UCSB also leads the women's side with 307 points, just two ahead of UNLV. Pacific is third (184), Cal Baptist fourth (116), Cal Poly fifth (106), BYU sixth (98) and CSU Bakersfield is seventh.

* UNLV won the first race of the night, with the 200 free relay team of Or Sabatier, Forrest Beesley, Mark Theall and Dylan Tarazona posting a time of 1:19.49.
* The Rebels added a win in the next event thanks to freshman Brad Gonzalez's first-place swim of 4:22.72, which ranks as the fourth-fastest time in school history. Also with a top-eight finish was Grant Norgan, fifth in 4:28.68.
* Pacing UNLV in the 200 IM was Francois Van Wynsberge, sixth in 1:51.19, while Rob Gilchrist was seventh (1:51.62).
* Tarazona was the top finisher in the 50 free in 20.35, while Beesley was seventh in 20.52. Sabatire won the consolation heat to place ninth (20.44).
* UNLV came in fourth in the 400 medley relay, with Beesley, Van Wynsberge, Tarazona and Sabatier posting a time of 3:16.26.

* The 200 free relay team of Caitlyn Schreiber, Sara Delay, Eva Kim and Sofia Carnevale took second in 1:32.56, just .09 out of first place.
* Lauren Smith won the consolation heat of the 500 free in 4:57.42, which was the sixth fastest overall time of the day in the event.
* Kyndall Phillips was runner-up in the 200 IM in 2:04.76, 0.30 out of first place.
* Four Rebels scored in the top eight of the 50 free, placed by Delay's second-place swim (23.33). Schreiber was fifth (23.53), Carnevale seventh (23.60) and Kim eighth (23.94).
* UNLV posted its first win its first win of the invitational in the night's final event, as Phillips, Carnevale, Kate Afanasyeva and Delay teamed up for a 3:41.99 in the 400 medley relay.

NEXT FOR THE REBELS: Day two of the meet continues on Friday with preliminaries at 9:30 am and the finals at 5 pm, while the meet will conclude on Saturday.



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