Four More Wins At Cougar Classic
Nov. 22, 2009
HOUSTON - The UNLV men's and women's swimming team finished the third of final day of action at a pair of invitationals on Sunday. UNLV won a total of four events at the Cougar Classic Fall Invitational in Houston, while the Rebel divers also participated in Arizona.
The 24th-ranked UNLV men's squad won four events in Houston, beginning with Andrew Morrell's first-place swim in the 200 breast in a time of 2:01.67. Two more Rebels won individual events, as Steven Nelms was first in the 100 free in 44.80, while Daniel Egly touched the wall first in the 200 fly in 1:48.82. In the final event of the meet, UNLV's 400 free relay squad of Nelms, Charlie Tapp, Thomas Andolfsson, and Kyle Virva finished first in 3:00.59.
The Rebels, who brought 10 swimmers from the men's side, finished in third place with 678 points.
UNLV took two swimmers from the women's squad to the event. Marva Harpak posted an 11th-place time in the 100 free, while Brittany Ozar was eighth in the 200 back in 2:04.71, and 16th in the 100 free in 52.68.
At the University of Arizona Invite in Tempe, four Rebels participated on the platform event on Sunday. Leading the UNLV performances was Rachelle Zuccaro, who finished 14th with a score of 158.55. Following her was Mariah Skeen in 16th (154.20), Jordyn Lauten in 18th (148.50) and Kristina Fivecoat was 20th (116.20).
UNLV will return to action on Dec. 12-14 in Long Beach, Calif., when it will swim in the Cal Lutheran Invite.