UNLV Rebels Sweep Wyoming

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January 20th, 2020 College

UNLV vs Wyoming

  • January 18, 2020
  • Las Vegas, Nevada

Courtesy: UNLV Athletics

LAS VEGAS (UNLVRebels.com) –  The UNLV men and women’s swimming and diving teams bested Wyoming Saturday at Jim Reitz Pool. The Rebel women defeated the Cowgirls, 160-140, while the Rebel men carry a 19-point lead, 147-128, over the Cowboys into Sunday’s diving event.

Note: After the diving events, the UNLV men prevailed 156-132.

THE RUNDOWN – WOMEN: 
*Kicking off the first swimming event, Kacey KiuchiSkylar Moore, Lindsay Swail, and Ava Haase took second in the 400 medley relay with a time of 3:49.72. The team of Eva KimAnnie SanguansinTeneka Ash, and Julia Filippova placed third (3:51.56).
*Sophomore Filio Raftopoulou grabbed first in the 1650 free with a time of 17:19.24, followed by freshman Diana Neagu in third (17:36.65), and sophomore Camila Quineche in fifth (17:56.18).
*Sophomore Kristina Schneider placed second in the 200 free (1:53.08), junior Lauren Smith took third (1:53.87), sophomore Julia Filippova finished fourth (1:54.06), and junior Camryn Wheals grabbed fifth (1:54.83).
*Junior Kate Afanasyeva touched first in the 100 back with a swim of 55.40, junior Eva Kim took second (55.70), sophomore Kacey Kiuchi placed third (56.42), and junior Lindsay Swail finished sixth (58.17).
*Sophomore Skylar Moore placed third in the 100 breast with a time of 1:06.33, sophomore Annie Sanguansin took fifth (1:08.16), and sophomore Gaby Tellez finished sixth (1:08.73).
*Sophomore Teneka Ash touched first in the 200 fly (2:04.62), sophomore Gabby Lizzul took third (2:07.35), and junior Tara Wise placed fourth (2:08.27).
*Junior Caitlyn Schreiber took first in the 50 free with a time of 23.68, Afanasyeva took second (24.07), sophomore Ava Haase finished third (24.23), and Schneider placed fourth (24.30).
*Haase grabbed first in the 100 free with a swim of 51.92, Schneider followed in third (52.42), Schreiber took fifth (53.63), and Wheals finished in sixth (54.24).
*Kiuchi touched first in the 200 back with a time of 2:00.36, Raftopoulou followed in second (2:03.15), and Swail took fifth (2:07.68).
*Moore placed second in the 200 breast (2:22.11), Sanguansin took sixth (2:26.24), Tellez finished seventh (2:26.35), and Wise placed eighth (2:29.18).
*Filippova touched third in the 500 free with a time of 5:04.18, Smith took fifth (5:12.76), Neagu finished sixth (5:16.89), and freshman Jacklyn Scheberies placed seventh (5:19.23).
*Afanasyeva grabbed second in the 100 fly with a swim of 56.02, Ash took fourth (57.66), Swail followed in fifth (58.02), and Wise came in sixth (58.35).
*Quineche touched first in the 400 IM with a time of 4:35.38, Lizzul took second (4:36.45), and Tellez followed in fourth (4:37.43).
*Closing out the meet, Schreiber, Alexia Taylor-Arredondo. Afanasyeva and Kim touched first in the 200 free relay with a time of 1:33.93.
*Senior Kourtney Clark finished 40th on 3-meter at the Bruin Diving Invitational with a score of 191.60, junior Josauli Lacuesta placed 42nd with a score of 179.60.

THE RUNDOWN – MEN:
*The 400 medley relay team of Richard SzilagyiSam WillstropCasey McEuen, and Richard Szilagyi finished second with a time of 3:20.07. Panos Bolanos, Jack BinderMichal Cukanow, and Bryan Chavez took third (3:21.01).
*Freshman Christopher Mykkanen touched first in the 1650 free with a swim of 15:58.17, freshman Cameron Castro came in third (16:14.65), and sophomore Wyatt Marsalek followed in fourth (16:17.25).
*Sophomore Bryan Chavez placed first in the 200 free with a time of 1:39.44, senior Hayden Hemmens came in second (1:39.99), and freshman Steven Butler finished fourth (1:43.17).
*Freshman Panos Bolanos placed third in the 100 back (51.95) and sophomore Bert Phung took fifth (53.70).
*Sophomore Jack Binder touched third in the 100 breast with a time of 57.62, sophomore Sam Willstrop took fourth (57.95), sophomore Ivan Zukov finished fifth (58.08), and senior Dagen Kipling took sixth (58.89).
*Sophomore Michal Cukanow finished third in the 200 fly with a time of 1:52.30, sophomore Michael Klauss took fourth (1:53.44), and freshman Aren Kariotis placed seventh (1:58.56).
*Junior Richard Szilagyi touched second in the 50 free (20.71), junior Sean Gage placed fourth (20.99), sophomore Casey McEuen took fifth (21.53), and freshman Jake Keller finished sixth (21.65).
*Szilagyi grabbed first in the 100 free with a time of 45.20, Chavez came in third (45.58), Butler finished in sixth (46.87), and freshman Jake Keller placed eighth (47.37).
*Bolanos touched first in the 200 back with a swim of 1:49.78, Hemmens took sixth (1:55.89), and Klauss finished seventh (1:57.99).
*Zukov took first in the 200 breast with a time of 2:04.02, Gage touched third (2:05.49), Binder placed fourth (2:07.77), and Willstrop finished fifth (2:10.26).
*Mykkanen touched first in the 500 free with a swim of 4:39.25, Castro took fourth (4:44.90), and Marsalek finished sixth (4:46.78).
*Cukanow grabbed second in the 100 fly (49.85), Kariotis took third (51.37), Butler followed in fourth (51.55), and McEuen placed seventh (52.32).
*Zukov touched first in the 400 IM with a time of 4:00.30, Kipling took third (4:09.92), Bolanos placed fifth (4:10.52), and Klauss finished seventh (4:16.83).
*Closing out the last event of the night, the 200 free relay team of Szilagyi, Chavez, Gage, and Hemmens placed first with a time of 1:22.20.
*Junior Jesse Cawley finished seventh on platform with an overall score of 603.90 on day two of the Bruin Diving Invitational.

QUOTABLE-
“It’s always great when teams are evenly matched, the racing is exciting and it makes the relays loud and intense. That was certainly the case today. I thought our focus and intensity were much better than a week ago. Wyoming is a very good squad, and this meet could have easily gone the other way, but our Rebels has good finishes. I want to thank the staff and admin and parents who all showed up today, we had a good crowd.”
– HEAD COACH BEN LOORZ

NEXT FOR THE REBELS: The Rebels will have next week off from competition, but will return to action against Grand Canyon on February 1 (11:00am) at Jim Reitz Pool.

Courtesy: Wyoming Athletics

LAS VEGAS, Nev. (Jan. 18, 2020) – The Wyoming men’s and women’s swimming teams closed out dual action on Saturday against the UNLV Rebels. The Cowboys fell 147-128, while the Cowgirls lost 158-142.

“We came up short on both the men’s and women’s side but still raced really well,” head coach Dave Denniston said. “It was a good last race for our seniors. Two of those that stood out were Daniella (Luna Rocha) and Sean (Calkins) who had some of their best times of the season. We were all excited for them. There were some tough neck to neck races all the way through. The meet, which was a lot of fun, after a week of training outside I’m really happy with where we are at and looking forward to the conference meets in a few weeks. Overall, it was a good couple of meets against CBU and UNLV, happy with the results and wish we could have come away with a win today but not disappointed in the way we raced. The seniors stepped up and led the way for the last time.”

Both squads opened up the meet with a first place finish in the 400-yard medley relay. The women’s A relay team touched the wall with the winning time of 3:47.24 while the B relay finished in a time of 3:51.60 The men’s A relay would follow that up with a first place finish recording a time of 3:18.24.

In the 1,650 freestyle, senior Daniela Luna Rocha placed second with a time of 17:52.72, while freshman Roxanna Ramirez went touched the wall in 17:36.86 to place fourth. Sophomore Ryan Netzel had a second place finish with a 16:03.41 time. Freshman Daniel Cumnock-Francois was just shy of his season-best with a time of 16:36.89.

Sophomore Lainee Jones was a top the podium with a 1:51.75 time in the 200 freestyle, while the top finisher on the men’s side was senior Jacob Harlan with a season-best time of 1:40.63. Sophomore Austin Crump followed with another season-best time of 1:41.87.

The top finisher for the women in the 100 backstroke was junior Katelyn Blattner in a time 57.47, while freshman Emily Giles went 58.11 to place fifth. Senior Tyler Klatt went 50.13 to take the event followed by fellow senior Sean Calkins in a time of 51.80.

Wyoming went 1-2 in the 100 breaststroke led by sophomore Phoebe Browne who completed the race in 1:04.93. Fellow sophomore Andrea Niemann had a time of 1:05.58. Sophomore Grant Sloan was just .20 tenths of a second off his season-best with a time of 55.58, while junior Mitchell Hovis went 57.09.

In the 200-yard butterfly, junior Hannah Mclean-Leonard finished in second with a time of 2:06.24, while fellow junior Brayden Love placed first with a mark of 1:49.37. Freshman Thomas Diaz was second in a time of 1:51.56.

Sophomore Avery Otto-Horn swam a career-best time of 24.36 in the 50 freestyle followed by fellow sophomore Sani Carsrud in sixth with a time of 24.70. Sophomore James Bouda raced his way to a career-best mark of 20.66 to place first.

Jones followed up her performance with a 52.24 time in the 100 freestyle while Carsrud went 53.42 to place fourth. Senior PJ Musser swam a second place time of 45.26 to finish second while Bouda recorded a time of 45.73.

Giles was the top finisher in the 200 backstroke in a time of 2:05.27. On the men’s side, Klatt went 1:50.46 to place second.

Phoebe Browne continued her solid performance in the 200 breaststroke with a season-best time of 2:20.84. Senior Stephanie Grandin was third in a time of 2:23.10 and junior Rylie Pilon had a fourth place finish in a time of 2:25.14. Hovis completed the race in a time of 2:04.20 to place second.

In the 500 freestyle, Blattner completed the competition in a time of 5:01.28 for a first place spot. She was followed by freshman Olivia Staver with a mark of 5:04.16. The top finisher for the men was Harlan with a time of 4:39.27 while sophomore Ryan Netzel was close behind in 4:41.25.

Mclean-Leonard got back in the winner’s column with a time of 54.70 in the 100 butterfly. Otto-Horn placed third with a in a time of 57.37. Love took the win on the men’s side with a time of 48.74.

In the 400 IM, sophomore Erin Eccleston went 4:37.09, while freshman Thomas Diaz placed second with a time of 4:01.50. In the final event of the day, the team of Mclean-Leonard, Carsrud, Blattner and Jones went 1:36.83 in the 200 freestyle. The team of Musser, Sloan, Bouda and Love went 1:22.24.

On the boards, both the men and women completed competition on both the 1 and 3-meter. Freshman Melissa Mirafuentes placed fifth on Friday in the 1-meter preliminaries with a score of 283.80. She finished sixth in the finals with a total of 553.80. Redshirt junior Karla Contreras was 11th in the prelims with a score of 264.20.
She placed eighth in the finals with a total score of 547.10. On the men’s side, junior Elijah Chan finished the 3-meter preliminaries with a score of 203.15. During Saturday’s competition, Mirfuentes placed fifth in the 1-meter preliminaries with a score of 277.10 followed by Contreras with a mark of 250.15. Chan had a score of 216.65 in the 3-meter.  On Saturday, Contreras placed seventh in the 3-meter prelims with a score of 293.35 followed by Mirafuentes with a mark of 277.10. Contreras placed 11th in the meet with a total score of 560.15 while Mirafuentes moved up to fifth with a score of 600.85. Sophomore Elijah Chan had a score of 203.15 in the 3-meter.

The Cowboy and Cowgirl diving squads will be back in action on Thursday, Feb. 6 at the Air Force Diving Invite. The women will be back in the pool for the Mountain West Conference Championships while the men return to action on Wed., Feb. 26 at the WAC Championships.

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