Nov. 2, 2013
RENO, Nev. – For the second week in a row the University of Nevada swimming & diving team was dominant in the Lombardi Pool defeating Fresno State 174-119 on Saturday. Last week the Wolf Pack won 10-of-13 events in a 135-70 victory over Pacific and today won first six events and 15-of-16 in the meet.
Nevada’s A, 200-yard medley relay team of Luiza Vieira, Yawen Li, Sita Kusserow and Teresa Baerens got the Pack off to a fast start swimming 1:46.36 to record the first victory of the meet. The Pack led 13-4 after one event and never trailed in the lopsided victory.
Li was back in the pool in the next event winning the 1000-yard freestyle in 10:30.62 and later won the 200-yard breaststroke in a time of 2:16.66. Kusserow joined Li as a double individual winner for the second week in a row placing first in the 200-yard freestyle with a time of 1:55.15 and the 100-yard butterfly with a time of 57.27.
Vieira was the third Pack swimmer to win two individual events on the day, taking first in the 100 and 200-yard backstroke events with times of 59.35 and 2:07.56 respectively. Arantxa Medina was victorious in the 100-yard breaststroke posting a time of 1:06.66.
Rachel O’Connor swam 2:08.86 to win the 200-yard butterfly. Baerens won the 100-yard freestyle in 51.92 and was the Pack’s top finisher in the 50-yard freestyle with a time of 24.33 to place second.
Riley Hilbrandt was Nevada’s seventh swimmer to win event placing first in the 500-yard freestyle with a time of 5:11.25.
The Pack divers won both events in the meet. Grace Huang’s score of 321.97 earned first place in the 1-meter and Stephanie Hansen won the 3-meter with a score of 336.60.
Nevada concluded the outstanding day with a victory in the 400-yard freestyle relay in 3:31.50. Li, Kusserow, Medina and Andrea Kostecki comprised the winning team.
The Pack’s final home meet of the season is next Saturday when UC Davis is at Lombardi Pool for a 2 p.m. competition.
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