Jan. 30, 2014
RENO, Nev. - The University of Nevada swimming & diving team concludes the regular season with a dual at intrastate and Mountain West rival UNLV on Saturday at noon. The meet is only swimming as divers will not compete. The Wolf Pack is 5-4 in dual competition this season.
The Wolf Pack is ranked 20th in the latest mid-major swimming & diving poll compiled by CollegeSwimming.com. MW schools San Diego State (2), Boise State (5), SJSU (9) and Wyoming (15) are ranked in the top 25.
"Last Saturday's meet against San Jose State was our best meet of the year from multiple perspectives: The upperclassmen exhibited outstanding leadership, everyone took a team-first attitude in attacking various races, and we had many season-best times and even career-best times," second-year head coach Abby Steketee said. "Overall, we're much faster than we were at this time last year and faster than we've been any time this season."
Nevada's top swimmer is sophomore Yawen Li whose times rank in the top 10 in the Mountain West in five events. Li ranks third in the 200-yard breaststroke, fourth in the 400-yard IM, fourth in the 1000-yard freestyle, eighth in the 100-yard breaststroke and ninth in the 200-yard IM,
"Racing UNLV is a great way to finalize our preparations for the Mountain West Championships," Steketee said. "Even though we're doing the meet as just a day-trip to minimize missing class, we'll pour every ounce of energy and focus we've got into the meet. Nevada hasn't had a dual meet with UNLV for at least six years so we're also excited to re-establish an annual meet that can drum up enthusiasm for swimming state-wide."
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