Rebels At World University Games
July 17, 2009
LAS VEGAS - Two current and one former Rebel from the UNLV men's and women's swimming and diving team competed last week at the 2009 World University Games, held in Belgrade, Serbia. The swimming portion of the games was actually held in a facility in Zrenjanin, Serbia.
The highest finish came from rising sophomore Akos Molnar, who was swimming for his home country of Hungary. Molnar turned in a 12th place finish in the 200m breast when he touched the wall in 2:13.68. He also swam the 100m breast where he placed 17th (1:02.01), and was 33rd in the 50m breast (29.01).
Rising senior Marva Harpak represented Israel, and swam the freestyle events, with her best swim coming in the 200m free, a 16th place time of 2:04.20. She was 17th in the 100m free (56.85) and 35th in the 50m free (26.93).
Richard Hortness, who swam at UNLV from 2005-08, competed for Canada, and he would turn in a 14th place time of 50.15 in the 100m free. Hortness also was 17th in the 50m free (22.90), and swam on Canada's 400m free relay that placed fourth (3:17.89).