Rebels Drop MWC Meet To Utes
Lara Sreibers won the 1000 free for UNLV on Saturday.
Lara Sreibers won the 1000 free for UNLV on Saturday.

Nov. 15, 2008

Complete Results

LAS VEGAS - UNLV swimming and diving split a home Mountain West Conference meet on Saturday afternoon at Buchanan Natatorium, as the Rebel men (2-0, 2-0 MWC) topped the Utes 196-98, while the Utah women defeated the Rebels (1-2, 1-2 MWC) by a 179-121 score.

UNLV won all but one event on the men's side, and were paced by five double-event winners. John Mendoza won the 1000 free in 9:25.74 and the 500 free in 4:33.60. Calan Eldridge touched first in both the 100 free (45.83) and 200 free (1:40.84). In the breast events, Andrew Morrell won both with times of 57.29 in the 100 and 2:03.93 in the 200. Nick Blank swam first place times of 1:50.70 in the 200 back and 4:06.04 in the 400 IM. David Seiler touched first in the 100 (49.74) and 200 fly (1:51.21), and Vinne English was the final double-event winner, winning the 1-meter diving with a score of 252.07, and the 3-meter with a score of 261.53. Steven Nelms posted a time of 21.14 in the 50 free for a first place swim. Both relays finished in first, with Jeff Ellingsen, Morrell, Seiler, and Nelms posting a time of 3:22.93 in the 400 medley, while Nelms, Eldridge, Charlie Tapp, and Seiler touched first in the 400 free relay with a time of 3:04.74.

Bailey Kuestermeyer highlighted action on the women's side, as she claimed the 500 free in 5:04.84, was first in the 400 IM (4:29.73), and second as well in the 1000 free. Other winners for the Rebel women included Lara Sreibers in the 1000 free (10:28.99), and Rachelle Zuccaro on the 1-meter board (244.64).



Both teams will return to action next weekend, as UNLV will compete in the Nike Cup, held in Long Beach, Calif., from Nov. 20-22.
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