Rebels Finish 19th At NCAA Championships
March 26, 2011
MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. (UNLVRebels.com) -
UNLV scored in two events in the final day on Saturday night to post the best finish in school history, as the Rebels finished in 19th place at the 2011 NCAA Men's Swimming and Diving Championships. This year's championship meet was hosted at the University of Minnesota Aquatic Center.
The Rebels finished the championships with 56 team points, 19 more then their previous high of 37 points, set in last year's meet. UNLV's 19th place finish tops last year's tie for 21st. California won the team title with 493 points, while Texas was second with 470.5 and Stanford third with 403.
Leading off the night was the 1650 free, and for the second straight year senior Kier Maitland would earn Honorable Mention All-American status as he touched the wall in a season-best time of 14:54.91 to place 12th.
UNLV's other points came in the final event, the 400 free relay. After grabbing the final spot in the consolation heat with a swim of 2:55.49 to finish 16th in the morning preliminaries, the Rebels' relay squad of senior Kyle Virva, sophomore Cody Roberts, junior Charlie Tapp and senior David Seiler would touch the wall in 2:55.42 in the night consolation heat to again place 16th, earning two points.
One more Rebel swam on Saturday, with junior Andrew Morrell finishing 26th in the 200 breast in a time of 1:56.80 in the morning preliminaries.
2011 Men's NCAA Swimming & Diving Championships
19th. UNLV-57 points
Other UNLV swims