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Rebels Finish 24th At NCAAs
 
Michael Day took 17th in the 200 fly on Saturday night as UNLV finished 24th at the NCAA Championships.
Michael Day took 17th in the 200 fly on Saturday night as UNLV finished 24th at the NCAA Championships.
 
 
 

March 26, 2005

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. - UNLV posted its third honorable mention All-American relay swim on Saturday to help the Rebels finish in 24th place at the 2005 NCAA Men's Swimming and Diving Championships at the University of Minnesota Aquatics Center.

Rebels Joe Bartoch, Brandon Nelms, Jonathan Hugo, and Michael Day teamed up to swim a time of 3:01.13. It was the third Rebel relay to score at this year's championship, a new school record.

Day just missed out on a individual All-American honor in the 200 fly, as he finished 17th with a time of 1:46.40, just .16 seconds out of a spot in the scoring sessions on Saturday night. Also swimming in the morning preliminaries, Nelms was tied for 45th in the 100 free at 45.09, while Hugo was 48th at 45.38.

UNLV with the two points scored on Saturday, the Rebels finished with 18 for the meet to finish in 24th place, just ahead of conference rival Wyoming (25th). The 24th place finish is the second best in school history for UNLV, behind the 22nd place finish from the 1990 squad. Auburn won the team title with 491 points, while Stanford was second with 414 and Arizona took third at 388.

2005 Men's NCAA Swimming & Diving Championships
University of Minnesota Aquatics Center
Minneapolis, Minn.

Saturday, March 26 Final Day Results

Team Scoring 24th. UNLV-18 points

100 Free - tie-45th. Brandon Nelms (45.09), 48th. Jonathan Hugo (45.38). 200 Fly - 17th. Michael Day (1:46.40) 400 Free Relay - 16th - Bartoch, Nelms, Hugo, Day (3:01.13).


 

 

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