Jan. 10, 2014
SANTA BARBARA, Calif. - In its first competition in over one month the University of Nevada swimming & diving team lost at UC Santa Barbara 119-82 today. Only the swimmers competed as the divers are on a training trip to China. With the loss the Wolf Pack dropped to 4-3 in dual competition and return to action on Jan. 24 at Cal State East Bay.
Sophomore Yawen Li won the 200-yard breaststroke in 2:16.72 and placed second in the 200-yard IM swimming 2:05.14. Freshman Sita Kusserow won the 200-yard freestyle with a time of 1:52.49. Another Pack freshman, Teresa Baerens swam 51.75 to win the 100-yard freestyle. Carson City, Nev. Junior Michelle Forman was the fourth swimmer to win an event placing first in the 500-yard freestyle in a time of 5:06.31.
Luiza Vieira and Kaelie Reviglio were second and third respectively in the 200-yard backstroke. Erin Fuss swam to a second place finish in the 200-yard butterfly. Three Pack swimmers earned third place finishes; Riley Hilbrandt in the 1000-yard freestyle, Raquel Teran-Sanchez in the 200-yard breaststroke and Sophie Cieplucha the 200-yard breaststroke.
The 400-yard medley relay comprised of Vieira, Li, Kusserow and Baerens placed second with a time of 3:49.31. Kusserow, Vieira, Fuss and Baerens combined to swim 1:37.43 in the 200-yard freestyle relay to finish second.
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