Nevada Second After First Day Of WAC Swimming & Diving Championships

Feb. 22, 2006

San Antonio, Texas - The University of Nevada swimming & diving team sits in second place after the first day of the Western Athletic Conference Championships being held at the Palo Alto College Natatorium in San Antonio, Texas. The Wolf Pack have 66 points leaving them 14 points back of the University of Hawai`i's 80. Northern Arizona is third with 62 points followed closely by SJSU with 60. New Mexico State and Idaho are tied for fifth with 56 points and San Diego is seventh with 48 points.

The Pack opened the meet with a second place finish in the 200-yard medley relay. The team of Julianne Fritcher, Li Bei, Michaela Schmidt, and Kim Kabesh swam 1:44.57 to take second to Hawai`i.

In the 800-yard freestyle the Pack took third in a time of 7:30.57. Hawai`i won the event and Northern Arizona was third. The Wolf Pack relay was comprised of Bobbie Lee Reese, Kabesh, Stephanie Smith, and Maren Gunsalus.

Day two of the four-day meet gets underway on Thursday morning.




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