Women's Swimming
Nevada Seventh After Day Two of WAC Championships

SAN ANTONIO – The University of Nevada swimming and diving team (3-7) is currently in seventh with 86 points after day two of the Western Athletic Conference Championships held at the Palo Alto Natatorium on the campus of Palo Alto College in San Antonio, Texas.

Boise State leads all teams after day two with 281 points with Hawai`i in second with 215 points.  Nevada leads Idaho who has 79 points and trails Fresno State who’s in sixth with 102 points.

Mengjiao Mi recorded the highest Wolf Pack finish of the day, taking first in the 500-yard freestyle with a time of 4:49.16.  Teammate Chelsey Larsen took 20th in the event with a time of 5:04.60. 

Chavisa Thaveesupsoonthorn recorded Nevada’s second-highest finish.  Thaveesupsoonthorn recorded a time of 2:05.75 to claim 13th in the 200-yard individual medley.  Andrea Kostecki finished 22nd in the 50-yard freestyle with a time of 24.14.

Nevada’s 200-yard freestyle relay team consisting of Mi, Kostecki, Kayla Mariani and Marichi Gandionco finished eighth (1:35.73).

The Wolf Pack divers, led by Grace Huang, had a successful day on the 1-meter.  Huang posted a score of 264.05 to take fifth in the event.  Teammates Melyssa Charlton (215.05) and Heather Ramirez (211.95) finished 14th and 16th, respectively.   The divers will compete on the 3-meter Friday and the platform Saturday.

The championship meet will continue Friday, Feb. 24 and last until Saturday, Feb. 26, with preliminaries starting at 9 a.m. followed by finals at 4:30 p.m.  Fans will be able to purchase an online streaming package in order to watch finals events live.  The two remaining nights of the meet can be viewed for a subscription of $5.95 per night, or a full championship package can be purchased for $9.95.  Fans can also follow live meet results online at wacsports.com.