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Rebels Take On USC Friday
John Mendoza and the Rebels face USC on Friday in Los Angeles.
John Mendoza and the Rebels face USC on Friday in Los Angeles.

Dec. 16, 2010

LAS VEGAS ( - For the third time this season the UNLV men's and women's swimming and diving teams will face a Pac-10 opponent on the road, as the Rebels will swim at USC on Friday at 12 pm. The men's meet will be a matchup of ranked teams, as UNLV is 3-0 on the year and moved up to 16th in the latest TYR / CSCAA rankings, which was released on Thursday morning. The 16th spot is the highest for UNLV in school history. T

he Trojan men are No. 9, while the women's squad is fifth in the nation. UNLV's women bring a 3-4 record into Friday's meet. Earlier this season, the Rebels took on both Arizona and Arizona State in a tri-meet in Tucson.

UNLV's men squad currently owns the top time in the Mountain West Conference in 12 of 14 individual swimming events, and four of the five relays. Senior Kier Maitland paces the way with the league's fastest time in the 500, 1000 and 1650 freestyle events.

For the Rebel women, freshman Jessica Heim owns the MWC's top time in the 200 free and the 1650 free, while Anja Crawford (200 back) and Katelyne Herrington (100 fly) led the league in their respective events.



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