Pack Overtake BYU On Final Day To Finish Second At Speedo Cup
Nov. 20, 2005
Long Beach, Calif. - The University of Nevada swim team passed BYU on the final day of the Speedo Cup being hosted by UC Irvine in Long Beach, Calif. to finish second. The Wolf Pack entered the final day third behind Stanford, and BYU. Stanford won the meet easily with 1,760.5 points, and the Pack moved ahead of BYU on the final day to finish second with 723 points to outdistance BYU who scored 699 points.
Nevada's 400-yard freestyle relay swam to a first place finish on the final day to highlight the Pack's success at the meet.
Freshman Kim Kabesh led a trio of Pack swimmers who finished in the top 20 in the 200-yard butterfly taking fourth. Maren Gunsalus, and Stephanie Braun were 15th, and 16th respectively in the event.
Competing in the 200-yard backstroke Sha Sha placed seventh while Megan Rose was 17th.
In the grueling 1,650-yard freestyle Gunsalus placed ninth, and Alyson Armstrong swam to an 18th place finish.
Bobbie Lee Reese, and JayDee Huppert competed in the 100-yard freestyle and placed in the top 20. Reese was the Pack's top placer at 12th while Huppert finished 17th.
Mallory Welker, and Li Bei took 13th, and 17th respectively in the 200-yard breaststroke.
Next competition for Nevada is a quad dual in San Jose, Calif. on Dec. 3 versus UC Santa Cruz, SJSU, Loyola Marymount, and Idaho.