Nevada returns to action at UC Santa Barbara

Yawen Li will and the Pack compete on UC Santa Barbara Friday.

Yawen Li will and the Pack compete on UC Santa Barbara Friday.

Jan. 8, 2014

RENO, Nev. -  After not competing for over a month the University of Nevada swimming & diving team travels to Santa Barbara, Calif. to take on the UC Santa Barbara Gauchos on Friday afternoon at 2 p.m.  The Wolf Pack last competed on Nov. 22 at the New Mexico quadrangular going 2-1.  

The Pack enters Friday's competition with a 4-2 record in dual action.  There will be no diving on Friday as Nevada's divers are currently in China on a training trip.

"We've had a very productive training phase since our last meet and will continue improving our precision over the next few weeks," second-year head coach Abby Steketee said.  "The UC-Santa Barbara meet is actually part of a training trip we're doing in Ventura, Calif.; that means that our training actually intensifies heading into the meet.  UC-Santa Barbara has seasoned swimmers and depth.  Plus, this is our first outdoor meet of the season.  All in all, the meet is a great opportunity for us to test our perseverance."

Sophomore Yawen Li currently ranks in the top 10 in four events in the Mountain West.   Li's 200-yard breaststroke time of 2:15.46 ranks third while her 100-yard breaststroke time of 1:04.38 is eighth.  She has the fourth fastest time in the 400-yard IM of 4:20.43 and the ninth best time in the 200-yard IM of 2:04.09.

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