- October 21, 2017
- Meet Results
- UNLV 182, CSU Bakersfield 111
- UNLV 194, CSU Bakersfield 101
Courtesy of UNLV Athletics
The UNLV men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams opened the 2017-18 season in successful fashion on Saturday afternoon thanks to a sweep of CSU Bakersfield in a dual meet at the Jim Reitz Pool. The men topped the Roadrunners by a 182-111 margin, while the women posted a 194-101 victory.
THE RUNDOWN – MEN:
* Brad Gonzalez took both distance events of the meet, thanks to times of 4:33.43 in the 500 and 9:11.85 in the 1000 free.
* Francois Van Wynesberghe swept the breast events, posting times of 56.62 in the 100 and 2:06.02 in the 200.
* Dylan Tarazona was another double-event winner, taking the 50 free in 20.63 and the 100 fly in 48.71.
* Grant Norgan was the 200 free winner in 1:39.85.
* Avi Cohen was the winner of the 200 fly in 1:50.49.
* Robert Morgan claimed the 1-meter diving with a score of 306.38.
* Or Sabatier finished first in the 100 free (45.79).
* Forrest Beesley finished with a win in the 200 back (1:50.12).
* UNLV won the 200 medley relay in 1:31.88, thanks to the quartet of Beesley, Van Wynsberghe, Tarazona and Sabatier.
* The 400 free relay team of Beesley, Sabatier, Rob Gilchrist and Tarazona would have won the race by eight seconds (3:02.75), but swam as an exhibition.
THE RUNDOWN – WOMEN:
* In her first meet as a Rebel, senior transfer Sara Delay was the day’s top performance as she won three events, the 50 free (23.71), 100 free (51.63) and the 200 free (1:51.79).
* Katsiaryna Afanasyeva took first in the 100 back in 56.27, and added a win in the 100 fly (56.62).
* Sofia Carnevale swept the breast events, with times of 1:04.45 in the 100 and 2:21.05 in the 200.
* Mykalla Fielding claimed both diving events, with scores of 276.90 on the 1-meter and 335.33 on the 3-meter.
* Mayte Cano won the 1000 free in 10:23.93.
* Kyndal Phillips won the 200 back in 2:03.85.
* Ida Schutt finished first in the 500 free in 5:00.03.
* The 200 medley relay team of Phillips, Carneval, Afanasyeva and Caitlyn Schreiber won the day’s first event (1:44.22).
* The Rebels also posted the fastest times of the day in both the 200 IM (Phillips in 2:07.18) and the 400 free relay (Carnevale, Afanasyeva, Lauren Smith, and Delay in 3:30.93), but both finishes were exhibitioned and did not earn points.
“Our team had phenomenal energy today, it was a great home opener. I think it was significant that we really performed as a team, with some outstanding leadership from our seniors, and also some really crucial wins from our newcomers as well. Bakersfield is a good squad, and they are coming off some key wins already this season. For us, this is our first meet, and I think it showed in that we were clearly hungry to start racing. Our back-end speed really showed today, as we dominated the last half of most races…a real testament to the early-season training we have been laying down.”
– UNLV Head Coach Ben Loorz
NEXT FOR THE REBELS: UNLV will host the University of Toronto on Saturday, Oct. 28 at 6 pm at Jim Reitz Pool on the UNLV campus.
Courtesy of CSU Bakersfield AthleticsThe CSU Bakersfield men’s swimming and diving team traveled to UNLV for a Western Athletic Conference dual on Saturday afternoon looking to improve to 2-1 on the season, after defeating Pacific last weekend in Bakersfield.
But UNLV came out strong and won the meet 182-111 to drop the `Runners to 1-2 on the season. Despite the loss, there were a few standouts for CSUB.
Kris Rogic, a freshman from Croatia, continues to impress for the `Runners. Rogic won the 100 backstroke with a time of 50.15, which was .10 better than last weekend when the freshman won the event against Pacific. Rogic also finished second in the 200 IM (1:56.12) and second in the 200 back (1:51.90)Despite the tough result, CSUB’s Director of swimming and diving, Chris Hansen, was still able to see the positive results from a certain few on the squad.
“We had a rough day,” Hansen said. “UNLV came ready and to be blunt we were off. Kris Rogic continues to show us he is here to play and defiantly led the men today. Loren Gillilan, Adam Estrella and Lovre Soric also had great swims. To win meets like this we need the entire team to swim great, that didn’t happen today.”
The two freshmen divers, Adam Estrella and Andrew Huerts, both finished the diving events with personal bests. Estrella won the three meter diving event with a score of 251.48 and finished third in the one meter diving event (39.40). Huerta had a score of 193.80 in the one meter and 200.03 in the three meter dive to finish fourth in both events.
Loren Gillilan, a freshman from Fort Collins, CO, finished second in the 100 freestyle (46.49), third in the 50 yard freestyle (21.20). Senior Lovre Soric won the 200 IM with a winning time of 1:53.87 and finished third in the 200 freestyle (1:42.93). Jake Chir, a junior from Henderson, NV, swam a 57.30 in the 100 backstroke and a 2:08.13 in the 200 breaststroke to finish third in both events. Sophomore Noah Hultner finished second in the 1000 freestyle with a time of 9:46.52.
The `Runners are back in action Saturday, Oct. 28 when they face off against the University of Hawaii at CSUB.