Nevada Swim Team Beats Cal State East Bay

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RENO, Nev. – Leaning on strong performances from a host of swimmers, the University of Nevada swimming and diving team defeated Cal State East Bay 160-99, in a dual meet at the Lombardi Pool on Friday.

The Wolf Pack began the meet by taking the first three spots in the first event, the 400-yard medley relay, and never looked back. The meet did not consist of diving events, as East Bay does not field a diving team.

Often swimming in events they do not specialize in, to allow the coaching staff to better determine the lineup at the Mountain West Championships, seven Nevada swimmers won a total of nine individual events against the Pioneers. The team was led by Mengjiao Mi and Chavisa Thaveesupsoonthorn, who each won twice.

Mi beat the field in two events she doesn’t normally swim, breaking the one minute mark in each instance. She touched the wall first in the 100-yard backstroke (58.77) and the 100-yard butterfly (59.03).

Thaveesupsoonthorn won the 100-yard breaststroke (1:08.75) and the 400 IM (4:31.81).

Other Nevada winners included freshman Jessica Fontaine, sophomore Michelle Forman, juniors Nikki Longland and Rachel O’Connor and senior Alysse Ploussard.

The Pack will be off until Friday, January 11, when it takes on Wisconsin-Eau Claire in San Diego, Calif., at a time yet to be determined.