Jan. 25, 2014
SAN JOSE, Calif. - Competing for the second consecutive day on the road the University of Nevada swimming & diving team lost 156-140 at Mountain West member San José State on Saturday afternoon. Only the Wolf Pack swimmers competed against the Spartans as the divers are on a training trip. Nevada won five of the 14 individual events in the dual.
The loss dropped the Pack to 5-4 in dual competition with one remaining meet prior to the Mountain West Championships in San Antonio, Texas, Feb. 19-22. Nevada closes out the regular season at intrastate and Mountain West rival UNLV next Saturday at noon. The competition will only include the swimmers as the divers will not compete.
After winning two individual events at Cal State East Bay on Friday sophomore Yawen Li won three times on Saturday. Li won the grueling 1,000-yard freestyle in a time of 10:10.94. She swam 2:16.00 to win the 200-yard breaststroke and concluded the day placing first in the 200-yard individual medley in a time of 2:04.80.
Teresa Baerens won the 200-yard individual medley on Friday and earned a first place finish in the 200-yard freestyle at SJSU Saturday in a time of 1:51.23. Baerens added a second place finish in the 100-yard freestyle.
Lulu Vieira swam 2:05.25 to win the 200-yard backstroke. Vieira also placed second in the 100-yard backstroke.
Arantxa Medina-Alegra (100-yard breaststroke), Sita Kusserow (200-yard butterfly), Michelle Forman (500-yard freestyle) and Sophie Cieplucha (200-yard IM) swam to second place finishes in the dual.
Both Pack relays finished second on Saturday. Vieira, Medina-Alegra, Kusserow and Baerens combined to swim 1:46.05 in the 200-yard medley relay. In the final event of the day Kusserow, Medina-Alegra, Baerens and Andrea Kostecki finished second in the 400-yard freestyle relay in 3:28.54.
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