Men's Swimmers Remain in Third After Second Day of WAC Championships
March 6, 1998
SAN ANTONIO - Erik Scalise continued his successful run at the WAC Swimming in Diving Championships today by setting a new UNLV and WAC mark in the 400 individual medley. He swam to the victory with a time of 3:49.21, beating out his nearest competitor by over two seconds. The Rebels concluded their day the same way they started, in third place trailing SMU and BYU. UNLV has accumulated 375 points through day two of the three-day championships.
The Rebels took second place in both the 200 medley relay and the 800 freestyle relay. The team of Jarvis Marlow, Bobby Middleton, Mike Mintenko and Ryan Kelly finished with a time of 1:29.15 in the 200 medley, while Mintenko, Tomasz Piotrowski, Michael Rosen and Scalise swam to their second place finish with a time of 6:35.28 in the 800 freestyle.
Petr Kratochvil and Joe Tidwell joined Scalise as finalists in the 400 IM. Kratochvil finished in fourth (3:54.67) and Tidwell took seventh (4:01.60). Three Rebels also earned a place among finalists in the 100 butterfly. Mintenko finished third (48.25), Kelly in sixth (49.04) and Wake in eighth (49.30). Bobby Middleton clocked a time of 55.89 for his fifth place finish in the 100 breaststroke.
The WAC Swimming and Diving Championships conclude tomorrow. The prelims in the 200 back, 100 free, 200 breast, 200 fly and timed finals in the 1650 free will begin at 11:00am. Finals for the prelim events, last heats in the 1650 free and the 400 freestyle relay are at 6:30pm.