Pack Swim Past Fresno State 184.5-110.5
RENO, Nev. - The University of Nevada swimming and diving (4-4) team won 13 of 16 events to defeat Fresno State (1-6) 184.5 to 110.5 in dual action between the Western Athletic Conference foes at Lombardi Pool this afternoon. The win is the second for the Wolf Pack over the Bulldogs this season after knocking them off 152-90 at the WAC Shootout back on Oct. 9 in San Jose, Calif. With the victory the Pack evened their dual record at 4-4 while FS fell to 1-6 on the season.
Junior Marichi Gandionco (Quezon City, Philippines) won the 200-yard freestyle (1:57.34), 100-yard butterfly (58.38) and 200-yard IM (2:12.66.) to give her three individual titles on the day. Gandionco also helped the 200-yard medley relay to a first place finish.
Senior Margaret Doolittle (Sacramento, Calif.) and sophomore Aniesa Debaji (Edmonton, Alberta) were double winners in the meet. Doolittle won the 100 and 200-yard breaststroke events with times of 1:04.47 and 2:23.82 respectively and added a second in the 50-yard freestyle (24.71). Debaji won both diving events scoring 313.58 in the 3-meter and 274.80 in the 1-meter.
Chelsey Larsen (So., Sparks, Nev.) led a Pack sweep in the 1000-yard freestyle swimming 10.56.19 while Miranda Moore (Sr., Spokane, Wash.) and Lauren Vessie (Fr. Reno, Nev) took the next two spots. Moore took the lead from Larsen in the 500-yard freestyle as she placed first with a time of 5:17.16 with Larsen and Stephanie Braun (Sr., Reno, Nev.) finishing second and third respectively.
Junior Jeanette Tour (Jr., Stockholm, Sweden) won the 200-yard backstroke in 2:08.53 and was second in the 100-yard backstroke completing the event in 59.14. Freshman Calley Parham (Lubbock, Texas) swam 54.62 to tie for first in the 100-yard freestyle. Another of the Pack's freshman Gabby Guieb (Seattle, Wash.) won the 200-yard butterfly in 2:07.69.
The 200-yard medley relay team comprised of Tour, Doolittle, Gandionco and Heidi Gem Ong (Fr., Quezon City, Philippines won the first event of the day in 1:46.28.
Nevada will now take a break from competition to prepare for the Nike Cup set for Nov. 19-20 in Long Beach, Calif.