Nevada's Mengijao Mi Named WAC Swimmer of the Week

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DENVER – Nevada’s Mengjiao Mi was named the Verizon Wireless Western Athletic Conference swimmer and diver of the week.

Mi, a freshman from Beijing, China (Beijing 222 HS), won three individual events and was a member of the winning 200-yard medley relay in Nevada’s dual meet victory over Pacific on Saturday.

She swam a 1:53.65 in the 200 free, 24.41 in the 50 free and 53.15 in the 100 free in just her second meet since joining the Wolf Pack at the semester.

Arizona’s Taryn Harris was named the WAC diver of the week. Harris won both diving events in a double dual meet against San Diego State and San Diego last week. She scored 273.30 points on the 1-meter and then 305.30 on the 3-meter to finish nearly 40 points ahead of the second place diver.

Other swimmers nominated: Heidi Gjoen, Fresno State; Cortnee Hanson, Idaho; Fi Connell, Northern Arizona; and Caitlin Macky, San Jose State.

Other divers nominated: Stacey Luke, Fresno State; and Amanda Morrow, Idaho.