Nov. 23, 2013
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – After the completion of 10 events at the New Mexico quadrangular, Nevada is leading New Mexico and Grand Canyon but trails Wyoming in dual competition. The Wolf Pack holds a slim 93-92 advantage on UNM and leads 127-53 over Grand Canyon. The Cowgirls of Wyoming are ahead of the Pack 108-78. The remaining events will be held on Saturday.
Sophomore Yawen Li had another outstanding day in the pool winning the 100-yard breaststroke in a time of 1:04.92 and placed second in the 200-yard IM with a time of 2:05.37.
Freshman Teresa Baerens swam 1:52.20 in the 200-yard freestyle to capture first place. Baerens also took fourth in the 200-yard IM in a time of 2:07.17. Riley Hilbrandt was fifth in the 200-yard freestyle.
Another Pack freshman Sita Kusserow took third in the 200-yard butterfly in a time of 2:05.85. Erin Fuss placed fifth and Rachel O’Connor eighth as three Nevada swimmers was in the top 10.
Michelle Forman swam 10:35.65 in the 1,000-yard freestyle to earn fifth. Riley Hilbrandt’s time of 1:55.33 was good for fifth in the 200-yard freestyle. Lulu Vieira took sixth in the 100-yard backstroke with a time of 59.08.
The Pack’s 400-yard freestyle relay team comprised of Kusserow, Li, Baerens and Andrea Kostecki won the event in a time of 3:29.77. Vieira, Arantxa Alegria-Medinia, Kusserow and Kostecki earned a third place finish in the 200-yard medley relay.
The divers competed at the Wildcat Invitational in Tucson, Ariz. and those results were used in the calculation of the quadrangular team scores. All four Nevada divers scores from the invitational were in the top eight in the 3-meter when added to the quadrangular. Grace Huang (321.90) and Krysta Palmer (295.25) took the top two spots. Stephanie Hansen (247) and Jennifer Arnold (203.40) were fifth and eighth respectively.
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