Rebel Women Take Team Title At Invite
 
Marina Sandback placed third in the 100 free on Monday night at the UNLV Winter Invite.
Marina Sandback placed third in the 100 free on Monday night at the UNLV Winter Invite.
 
 
 

Dec. 17, 2007

Complete Results

LAS VEGAS - The UNLV's women's swimming and diving team finished off the UNLV Winter Invite with a strong performance to win the overall team title, while the Rebel men moved up to finish in second place, as competition ended in the three-day meet on Monday night. This year's Invite featured a total of 19 teams and 500 swimmers.

Freshman Lisa Gillespie claimed the 200 back title for UNLV, as she finished in a time of 2:03.01. Junior Bailey Kuestermeyer was looking for her third win of the meet, but had to settle for second place as she touched the wall in 2:19.68 in the 200 breast for runner-up status.

Other highlights of the night for the Rebel women included Lara Sreibers finishing fourth in the 1650 free (17:26.94), Marina Sandback placing third in the 100 free (51.48), and the 400 free relay team of Sandback, Megan Hunt-Higgins, Bridget Crowley, and Marva Harpak took second place in 3:27.43.

For the men, they began with a first place swim by Kier Maitland in the 1650 free, in a time of 15:34.27. Two more Rebels earned runner-up honors, with Richard Hortness taking second in the 100 free (44.99), while David Seiler was second in the 200 fly (1:51.68). Jonas Andersson took third in the 200 breast (2:03.85), and Devin Phillips was seventh in the 200 back (1:51.28). The men's 400 free relay also took third, with Hortness, Kyle Virva, Phillips, and Calan Eldridge finishing in 3:03.03.

 

 

Both teams will now break for Christmas before returning to action on Saturday, Jan. 5, at the UC Irvine Sprint Invitational.
 
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