Nelms Takes 50 Free Title At Winter Invitational
Dec. 18, 2004
LAS VEGAS - UNLV Winter Invitational results
UNLV sophomore Brandon Nelms won the 50 yard free in a time of 20.56 to highlight action for the Rebels on the first day of the UNLV Winter Invitational, held at Buchanan Natatorium. The meet, featuring 10 teams, continues on Sunday before concluding on Monday with prelims and finals action both days.
Other notable swims by the Rebels included second place finishes by both the women's and men's 200 yard freestyle relays. Kari Nettenstrom posted a third-place time of 5:04.27 in the 500 free, and the men's 400 yard medley relay took third to round out the top-three finishes on the day.
"We did much better in the night finals, and had some great competition against some teams that are shaved and tapered," said UNLV head coach Jim Reitz. "It's a perfect environment with all the teams here to prepare us for the MWCs. We are tired, but had some great efforts."
The prelims for Sunday began at 10 am, with finals to start at 6 pm.