Swimming and Diving Records First Win of the Season
FRESNO, Calif. - The University of Nevada swimming and diving team recorded its first win of the season Saturday, defeating Fresno State 157-143.
Chavisa Thaveesupsoonthorn (So., Bangkok, Thailand) was the Wolf Pack's top swimmer on the day. Thaveesupsoonthorn claimed first in the 200-yard backstroke (2:06.22) and the 400-yard IM (4:27.43). She also took second in the 100-yard backstroke with a time of 1:00.33.
Sophomore Mengjiao Mi also posted strong times for Nevada, taking first in the 100-yard (52.19) and 200-yard (1:52.32) freestyle races.
Gabby Guieb (So., Seattle, Wash.) swam the 200-yard butterfly in 2:06.13 to take first in the event. Guieb also placed second in the 400-yard IM (4:31.49) and fourth in the 200-yard backstroke (2:11.68).
Freshman Carly Colin (Mission Viejo, Calif.) claimed first in the 500-yard freestyle with a time of 5:13.72, and senior Marichi Gandionco took first in the 100-yard butterfly with a time of 58.15. Rachel O'Connor (Fr., Sparks, Nev.), Ashley Kunz (So., Boise, Idaho), Chelsey Larsen (Jr., Sparks, Nev.), Kayla Mariani (Jr., Reno, Nev.) and Kimberly Medina (Sr., Las Vegas, Nev.) also finished in the top-three in their respective events.
The Wolf Pack diving corps had another strong meet, sweeping the 1-meter and 3-meter events. Freshman Grace Huang (Kaohsiung City, Taiwan) scored 274.27 to take first on the 1-meter and finished second on the 3-meter (279.00). Aniesa Debaji (Jr., Edmonton, Alberta, Canada) took first on the 3-meter with a score of 287.62 and placed second on the 1-meter (271.20). Freshman Stephanie Hansen (Surrey, British Columbia, Canada) finished third on both events with scores of 255.07 and 258.30, respectively.
Nevada returns to competition Saturday, Nov. 6 at 11 a.m. against Nebraska. The meet is free and open to the public.