Rebels Compete In Tri-Meet
Nov. 6, 2009
TUCSON, Ariz. - The UNLV men's swimming and diving team split a tri-meet this afternoon at Arizona, falling to the Wildcats while posting a victory over Wisconsin, though the Rebel women squad would suffer losses to both opponents as the three schools competed on Friday afternoon.
In the men's competition, Arizona topped UNLV (3-1) 161-191, while the Rebels won their meet against Wisconsin 182-110. Once again distance swimmer Kier Maitland paced the Rebel efforts, as he led a 1-2 finish in the 1000 free, winning in a time of 9:13.92. Teammate John Mendoza was second in 9:29.81. Maitland also won the 500 free in 4:28.63, and was again followed by Mendoza in second (4:38.22).
Other Rebels to win individual events on the day were Kyle Virva in the 200 free (1:41.01) and freshman Cody Roberts in the 100 fly (49.47). The Rebels' 200 free relay squad of Thomas Andolfsson, Charlie Tapp, Steven Nelms, and Virva also would place first, touching the wall in 1:22.25.
The UNLV women (0-4) were handed setbacks by scores of 238-60 by Arizona and 203.5-96.5 by Wisconsin. Highlights for the Rebels included three top-four finishes freshman Brittany Ozar, as she placed second in the 200 free (1:51.37), third in the 400 free (5:01.10), and fourth in the 200 IM (2:07.61). Ana Dangalakova also had three top-four finishes on the afternoon (3rd in the 200 IM-2:07.61, 4th in the 200 fly-2:07.60, 4th in the 200 back-2:04.70). Freshman Andree Anne Genereux also shined with a third-place swim in the 50 free (24.24) and a fourth-place time of 52.41 in the 100 free,
UNLV remains in the state of Arizona to take on Arizona State in Tempe on Saturday at 1 pm.