Nevada Bested by UC Davis
Nov. 16, 2012
DAVIS, Calif. - The University of Nevada swimming and diving team fell 178-117 to UC Davis in a dual meet on Friday.
"I'm proud of our effort and while it never feels good to lose, I feel that we are headed in the right direction," head coach Abby Steketee said.
The Wolf Pack is now 3-2 in dual meets in 2012-13 with the loss, while the Aggies are now 4-2.
Nevada's best showing came in the 200-yard IM, where the Pack took the top four spots late in the event and Chavisa Thaveesupsoonthorn won at 2:06.82.
Mengjiao "Jojo" Mi earned an individual win in the 1,000-yard freestyle, coming in at 10:06.90 to break the UC Davis pool record. Swimming her fastest time of the season, Mi may be at the top of the Mountain West in the 1,000 at the conclusion of the weekend.
"Today, she swam the best in-season race she has swam at Nevada," Steketee said about Mi.
UC Davis won the 200-yard medley relay to open the event, but the Pack came back with a win in the last race of the day, the 400-yard freestyle relay.
On the diving board, Nevada took first, second and third in both the one-meter and three-meter boards.Grace Huang won the one-meter event with a score of 302.25, while her teammate Stephanie Hansen took the three-meter event at 336.75.
"The divers did a great job in rainy conditions," Steketee said. "Jian Li (You) always does an incredible job with them."
Nevada will return to Reno to close out the Fall against Cal State East Bay on November 30 at 2 p.m. The event will be held at the Lombardi Pool.