Senior Day Success
Jan. 19, 2008
LAS VEGAS - The UNLV men's and women's swimming and diving teams kept alive its win streak on Saturday afternoon, as the Rebels swept a Mountain West Conference meet against Air Force on UNLV's Senior Day at Buchanan Natatorium. With their 176-123 win, the Rebel men completed their conference slate, and are 5-1 overall, and 4-1 in league action with their fourth straight win. UNLV's women meanwhile improved to 5-2, and 5-1 in the MWC with its fifth-straight victory, 149-117 over the Falcons.
The Rebels won 14 of 16 events in the men's meet, and were paced by three double-event winners. Jonas Anderson swept the breast events (100 - 56.47, 200 - 2:03.52), Richard Hortness won both the 50 (20.79) and 100 (45.72) frees, while Tiger Christian was victorious in the 100 fly (50.53) and the 200 back (1:51.20). Also claiming wins on Saturday was Kier Maitland in the 1650 free (15:49.05), Devin Phillips in the 100 back (50.69), Peter Lorring in the 200 fly (1:54.25), Johan Claar in the 500 free (4:36.50), David Seiler in the 200 IM (1:56.02), and Eli Tanimoto on the 3-meter board (281.10). The Rebels 400 free relay squad of Claar, Phillips, Tamas Bosnyak, and Richard Hortness also took first with a swim of 3:05.15.
For the UNLV women, six Rebels all won two events each. Bailey Kuestermeyer placed first in both the 200 (1:53.06) and 500 (5:04.51) frees, while Kim Bonney claimed the 100 free in 52.21 and the 200 breast in 1:53.06. Amanda Weinbrecht swept the back events (100 - 58.31, 200 - 2:07.00), while Ana Dangalakova was first in the 200 fly (2:10.20) and the 200 IM (2:08.39). Marina Sandback swam a time of 23.57 in the 50 free and 56.34 in the 100 fly for her two victories, while Wendy Williams took both diving events (1-meter - 235.05, 3-meter - 256.58). Other wins came from Lara Sreibers in the 1000 free (10:24.31), and Kelsey Clarke in the 200 breast (2:24.20).
UNLV also won both relays, as Weinbrecht, Bonney, Sandback, and Megan Hunt-Higgins teamed up for a time of 1:45.41 in the 200 medley relay. Hunt-Higgins, Bonney, Kuestermeyer, and Sandback then added a win in the 400 free relay, with a time of 3:29.03.
The Rebels will return to action next weekend, when they step out of league action and take to the road to face UC Santa Barbara on Saturday, Jan. 26 at 12 pm.