March 23, 2013
INDIANAPOLIS - Nevada senior Mengjiao Mi closed out her collegiate career with a 41st-place finish in the 1,650-yard freestyle on Saturday.
Her time of 16:38.39 was good enough to get her on the first sheet of the finals results, closing out her time in the silver and blue in strong fashion.
Mi added two top-30 finishes earlier in the week to her 41st-place mark on Saturday, becoming the first Nevada swimmer to compete in three events at the NCAA Championships in four seasons.
The native of Beijing, China concluded one of the best careers in the history of the Nevada program in Indianapolis, where she qualified for the NCAA's for the first time. This season, Mi was the Mountain West Champion in the 200, 500 and 1,650-yard freestyle, each of the events she swam at the NCAA's.
Mi swam in front of 9,293 spectators at the championships, and at least 1,000 in every session. There were six in total and they averaged 1,549 fans. Georgia won the team championship, after coming in second in each of the last two seasons.