Rebels Continue To Lead Nike Cup
Nov. 21, 2008
LONG BEACH, Calif. - The UNLV men's swimming and diving team remained in first place at the 2008 UC Irvine/Nike Cup thank to posting the top collegiate finish in four of the day's seven events, while the Rebel women moved up one place to fourth after winning two events.
Nick Blank, Andrew Morell, David Seiler, and Thomas Andolfsson won the day's first event for UNLV, swimming the 200 medley relay in a time of 1:30.50. Blank followed that performance by winning the 400 IM in 3:59.45.
Morrell has the second-highest time in the 100 breast, and best by a college swimmer with a time of 56.13. UNLV ended the day by winning the 800 free relay, thanks to Kier Maitland, David Seiler, Calan Eldridge, and Kyle Virva, who touched the wall in 6:42.12.
UNLV's 860 points put them well ahead of second place Air Force (714.5), while BYU is third at 594.5.
On the women's side, Marva Harpak became the first Rebel to win an individual event in the meet, posting a time of 1:49.10 in the 200 free. Lisa Gillespie, Bailey Kuestermeyer, Friderika Szel, and Harpak then won the 800 free relay in a time of 7:28.65.
UNLV now has 557 points after two days of action. BYU remained in first with 700.5, and was followed by San Jose State (622) and San Diego State (590.5).
The three-day meet concludes on Saturday.