Rebel Men Take Third In UNLV Winter Invitational
Michael Day and the Rebel men took third at the UNLV Winter Invitational.
Michael Day and the Rebel men took third at the UNLV Winter Invitational.

Dec. 21, 2004

LAS VEGAS - UNLV Winter Invitational results

The UNLV women's swimming and diving team took second place behind Pacific, while the men's squad finished in third after the final day of competition in the UNLV Winter Invitational on Monday night from Buchanan Natatorium.

Pacific also won the men's side, topping Wyoming by just half a point, 722 to the Cowboys' 721.5. UNLV was third at 642.5, UC Santa Barbara fourth at 619.5, Tennessee fifth at 479, and Cal State Northridge sixth with 222.5 points. In the women's competition, Pacific scored 951.5 points, with the Rebels finishing at 666. Third was Wyoming with 544, while UCSB took fourth at 507.5, San Jose State was fifth at 499, San Diego State sixth with 254, Can State Northridge seventh at 237, and Tennessee was eighth with 59 points.

Top performances for the Rebels on the final day of competition included Alison Zick with a fourth-place finish in the 1650 free (17:40.99), Julie babin taking fifth in the 200 back in 2:08.19, Brandon Nelms with a fourth-place swim in the 100 free (45.66), Michael Day finishing fifth in the 200 fly (1:52.29), and the women's 400 medley relay posting a third-place time of 3:33.73.

"It was the perfect meet to experience for our preparation for the Mountain West Championships," said UNLV head coach Jim Reitz. "We had some breakthrough efforts, and it's a very good indication of where we are now. The team's been working very hard, and their toughness was apparent this weekend."

The Rebels will return to action on Thursday, Jan. 6, as they take on North Carolina and the California men at 1 pm in Buchanan Natatorium.



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