More Record-Setting Swimming
Feb. 21, 2004
OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. - As the swimming continued at the Mountain West Conference championships in Oklahoma City, Rebel swimmers continued to break records. UNLV freshman Julie babin set a new Mountain West Conference record in the women's 400-yard individual medley with a NCAA provisional qualifying time of 4:20.58. The previous MWC record was 4:21.22 by Kristen Kaiser (Utah) in 2003.
Junior Jonathan Hugo also continued his winning ways by defending his title in the 100-yard backstroke event with a time of 49.02. Also, 400-yard medley relay team of sophomore Adam Martinson, junior Patrick Adams, sophomore Joe Bartoch and Hugo, won the school's third title in five years with an NCAA provisional qualifying time of 3:16.25.
Sophomore Joe Bartoch took second in the 100-yard butterfly with a time of 48.31, finishing behind Wyoming's Gene Birks at 48.04.
A one-two UNLV finish in the women's 200-yard freestyle as Alyson Noble (1:50.01) edged out Alison Zick (1:51.53), to capture the title in the event. Sophomore Shayna Burns took second in the women's 100-yard breaststroke with a time of 103.55.
Four-time defending conference champion BYU leads the men's and women's field with 521 and 497 points, respectively, after day three at the Mountain West Conference Swimming & Diving Championships at Oklahoma City Community College.
UNLV trails the Cougars in men's action with 430 points, followed by Air Force (401), Utah (390) and Wyoming (306). The Rams hold the No. 2 spot in the women's events with 422.50 points, followed by UNLV (399), Utah (353), New Mexico (245), Wyoming (201), Air Force (197) and San Diego State (157.50).
The MWC Swimming & Diving Championships conclude Saturday, Feb. 21, following the 6 p.m. finals events and the announcement of the individual and team awards.