Tulane and San Jose State Swept by Swimming and Diving
Feb. 5, 2005
Reno, Nev. - In double-dual action at the Lombardi Pool on Saturday, the University of Nevada picked up its 14th win of the season downing San Jose State 95-45 and Tulane 82-58. Tulane also defeated San Jose State 91-48 in the meet. Nevada now improves to 14-1 in dual meet action for the season.
The Wolf Pack dominated winning 10 of the 16 events with a total of 23 top-three finishes. The last home meet of the season, Nevada honored its eight seniors who were presented with flowers from the coaching staff. Tulane put up the best fight against the Pack, despite the fact that it is only the second year the school has offered the program.
Senior Alyssa Chin (La Canada, Calif.) had a big day winning the most individual events of the meet with three. Chin won the 200-yard backstroke (57.20), 200-yard backstroke (2:03.05) and the final individual event of the day in the 200-yard individual medley (2:07.59).
Three other Pack athletes picked up two wins each. Sophomore Li Bei (Shuixiang, China) took the top spots in the 100-yard freestyle (52.75) and the 200-yd freestyle (1:54.94). In her final home meet of her career, senior Brittany Reichardt (Gardnerville, Nev.) swept the breaststroke events with 1:06.46 in the 100 and 2:24.73 in the 200. On the boards, junior Devon Owen (Vancouver, B.C., Canada) won both the 1- and 3-meter diving events with 280.45 and 301.75, respectively.
The meet marks the end of the regular dual season for Nevada as it will travel to San Antonio, Texas on Feb. 23-26 for the WAC Championships. Along with Saturday's defeat of San Jose State, Nevada also beat out Rice in Houston earlier this year. SMU is the heavy favorite, currently ranked No. 6 in the country. The championship meet is hosted at a neutral site, the Palo Alto College Natatorium. The Pack finished third last season behind SMU and Hawai'i.