Nevada Improves To 8-1 After Winning Four Duals At San Jose State
San Jose, Calif. - The University of Nevada swimming and diving earned four dual victories on Saturday in San Jose, Calif. competing in a quad dual with Loyola Marymount, Idaho, San Jose State, and UC Santa Cruz. The Wolf Pack was perfect on the day defeating LMU 217-76, UCSC 248-51, UI 191.50-101.5, and SJSU by just a point, 149-148 to improve to 8-1 on the season.
Two of the four victories came over Western Athletic Conference members SJSU, and Idaho. SJSU went 3-1 to finish second, UI was 2-2, LMU 1-3, and UCSC 0-4.
Individually the Pack won six events, and had a total 25 places in the top five by the swimmers and divers in the meet. Freshman Kim Kabesh was outstanding on the day swimming to three individual firsts, and was a member of the winning 200-yard medley relay team. Kabesh won the 100, and 200-yard butterfly along with the 200-yard backstroke.
Li Bei was victorious in the 200-yard IM and finished second both the 100, and 200-yard breaststroke. Senior Maren Gunsalus swam to a second place finish in the 1000-yard freestyle.
Sophomore Bobbie Lee Reese picked up a pair of top three finishes taking second in the 200-yard freestyle, and third in the 500-yard freestyle. Freshman Stephanie Smith was second in the 500-yard freestyle, and fourth in the 200-yard freestyle in the meet. Junior Larissa Cadag had a good meet placing third in the 100-yard freestyle, and fifth in the 200-yard IM.
Julianne Fritcher swam to a third place finish in the 100-yard backstroke. A pair of newcomers Alyson Armstrong, and Malory Welker had fifth place finishes in the 200-yard butterfly, and 200-yard breaststroke respectively.
The 200-yard medley relay comprised of Fritcher, Bei, Michaela Schmidt, and Kabesh started the meet with a victory, and the 200-yard freestyle relay ended the quad dual with a fourth place swim. Reese, Jessica Hemmingsen, Nonie Wainwright, and Gunsalus swam on the 200-yard freestyle relay.
The Pack divers dominated the meet winning the 1, and 3-meter events and all six divers placed in the top seven in both events. Freshman Candice Minette won the three meter with a score of 293.30 followed by Devon Owen, and Kristin Littell. Taking spots five through seven were Trisha Wesner, Jessica Gale, and Samantha Rose.
Owens' score of 327.35 won the 3-meter event. Minette, Littell, Gale, and Rose took the next four spots respectively. Wesner's seventh place gave the Pack six divers in the top seven.
The Pack take the rest of the semester off before returning to action in early January. The Nevada swimmers will head to Nassau in the Bahamas to train and compete while the divers will do the same in Beijing, China.