Rebels Sweep UNLV Invitational

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December 20th, 2019 College, News

2019 UNLV Invitational

  • December 15-17, 2019
  • Las Vegas, Nevada

Courtesy: UNLV Athletics

LAS VEGAS (UNLVRebels.com) –  The Rebel men and women’s swimming and diving teams closed out the final day of action Tuesday at the UNLV Invitational with a pair of first-place finishes in the three-day meet held at Jim Reitz Pool.

The Rebel men took first with 1,380 points, and were followed in order by Cal Baptist (1,047 points), Pacific (652), Fresno Pacific (332) and Linfield (148). The Rebel women recorded 1,281 points for the win, with Cal Baptist (1,054), Pacific (556), Fresno Pacific (404) and Linfield (273) finishing second through fifth, respectively.

THE RUNDOWN – WOMEN: 
*Junior Kate Afanasyeva touched first in the 100 IM (56.08), junior Tara Wise finished seventh (1:00.65).
*Sophomore Kacey Kiuchi placed first in the 200 back with a time of 1:57.25, junior Lindsay Swail grabbed third (2:01.30), and junior Eva Kim finished sixth (2:07.03).
*Sophomore Camryn Wheals touched first in the 100 free with a swim of 50.52, sophomore Ava Haase took second (50.67), junior Kristina Schneider placed third (50.72), sophomore Julia Filippova finished fourth (50.96), and junior Lauren Smith grabbed sixth (51.75).
*Sophomore Skylar Moore finished third in the 200 breast (2:19.27), sophomore Gabby Tellez took seventh (2:23.55), and sophomore Annie Sanguansin placed eighth (2:24.24).
*Sophomore Carissa Armijo touched first in the 200 fly with a time of 2:00.74, sophomore Teneka Ash placed second (2:01.19), Lizzul took fourth (2:03.52), Wise finished in fifth (2:06.60), and sophomore Camilia Quineche grabbed seventh (2:08.67).
*Sophomore Filio Raftopoulou placed second in the 1650 free with a swim of 16:53.66, freshman Diana Neagu finished fourth (17:17.88), and Quineche took fifth (17:21.85).
*Closing out the meet, Kate Afanasyeva, Kristina SchneiderCamryn Wheals, and Ava Haase finished first in the 400 free relay with a time of 3:22.22. The team of Kennedy HoodKacey KiuchiEva Kim, and Carissa armijo took third (3:26.53).

THE RUNDOWN – MEN:
*Freshman Ogi Maric placed first in the 100 IM with a time of 50.06, junior Sean Gage grabbed fifth (51.29), sophomore Casey McEuen took sixth (51.63), and sophomore Sam Willstrop touched seventh (52.22).
*Freshman Panos Bolanos finished first in the 200 back with a swim of 1:45.96, sophomore Hayden Cornellison followed in second (1:47.07), and senior Hayden Hemmens placed fifth (1:50.02).
*Junior Richard Szilagyi took second in the 100 free (44.05), junior Bryan Chavez placed third (44.51), and freshman Steven Butler finished sixth (45.63).
*Sophomore Ivan Zukov touched first in the 200 breast with a time of 2:00.24, sophomore Jack Binder placed third (2:02.79), Willstrop grabbed fourth (2:03.20), and senior Dagen Kipling took seventh (2:03.85).
*Sophomore Michal Cukanow placed second with a swim of 1:48.02, sophomore Bert Phung grabbed fifth (1:51.10), and sophomore Michael Klauss finished sixth (1:53.42).
*Freshman Christopher Mykkanen finished first in the 1650 with a time of 15:27.60, sophomore Wyatt Marsalek took third (15:40.44), and freshman Cameron Castro placed fourth (15:44.64).
*The 400 free relay team of Richard Szilagyi, Bryan Chavez, Panos Bolanos, and Hayden Hemmens touched first with a time of 2:56.46. Ogi MaricChristopher MykkanenSteven Butler, and Sean Gage took third (3:00.56).

QUOTABLE-
I was pleased with the consistency of the team this weekend, and also our relays. It was a good meet, that really puts us in the mix in the Conference rankings. The challenge will be to not get complacent as we head into the holidays, and recognize that we are 9 weeks from Conference. There is a lot of top-end speed left to develop.”
– HEAD COACH BEN LOORZ

NEXT FOR THE REBELS: The Rebels will be idle until January 10th when they will hit the road to take on the UC Santa Barbara Gauchos at Campus Pool in Santa Barbara, California.

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