Oct. 31, 2013
RENO, Nev. – After a dominating 135-70 victory over Pacific to begin the season the University of Nevada swimming & diving team returns to the pool on Saturday. The Wolf Pack will host Fresno State at Lombardi Pool at 11 a.m.
“Fresno State has very talented divers and had a strong opening meet several weeks ago,” Nevada head coach Abby Steketee said. “That being said, we’re focused on our team strategy and excited for our first competition against a MW school.”
The Pack won 10-of-13 events in the win over Pacific. Four different individuals won events and both Pack relays were victorious. Freshman Sita Kusserow and sophomore Yawen Li were both double winners in the pool. Diver Grace Huang won the 1 and 3-meter events. Junior Michelle Forman and freshman Teresa Baerens captured individual swimming events.
“The team implemented our strategy for the Pacific meet very well and most swimmers were faster than they’ve ever been in-season,” Steketee said. “Beyond the performance versus Pacific, I’ve been extremely pleased with the team’s progress in training. They’re maintaining a high level of focus in and out of the pool; it’s gratifying to see the team’s progress academically and athletically.”
Li’s time of 2:16.37 in the 200-yard breaststroke is the fastest time in the MW this season while her time of 2:04.09 in the 200-yard IM ranks second. Huang’s score of 327.9 in the 3-meter is the best score in the conference this season and her score of 300.65 in the 1-meter is second.
Kusserow’s swims of 1:52.84 in the 200-yard freestyle and 2:06.83 in the 200-yard butterfly are seventh in the MW. Forman swam 10:25.64 in the 1000-yard freestyle to rank fifth in the conference.
Lulu Vieira posted a time of 2:04.60 in the 200-yard backstroke and Sophie Cieplucha’s time of 2:07.69 in the 200-yard IM rank as the sixth fastest times in the MW this season. Baerens’ time of 52.43 is 10th best in the conference in the 100-yard freestyle.
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