Pack Swimming & Diving Loses Final Dual of Season

By: Nevada Release Email
By: Nevada Release Email

The University of Nevada (6-3) swimming and diving team dropped its final dual of the season 170.5 to 129.5 at San Jose State University in San Jose, Calif. today. The Wolf Pack ends the dual portion of the season with a 6-3 mark while the Spartans improved to 15-1. On the day the Pack won seven of the 16 events in the dual.

The Pack was led by a pair of senior who won two events each in Candice Minette (Glendale, Ariz.) and Summer Halwas-Morgan (Nine Mile Falls, Wash.). Minette scored 302.48 to win the 1-meter dive and 319.5 points to capture the 3-meter.

Halwas-Morgan was victorious in the 200-yard breaststroke posting a time of 2:21.43 and swam to a first place finish in the 200-yard IM in a time of 2:08.9.

Senior Courtney Eads (Upland, Calif.) won the grueling 1000-yard freestyle in a time of 10:14.96. Eads added a pair of second place finishes in the 500-yard freestyle with a time of 5:05.42 and finished just behind Halwas-Morgan in the 400-yard IM in 2:09.49.

Junior Margaret Doolittle (Sacramento, Calif.) was victorious in the 100-yard breaststroke in 1:04.58 and took third in the 50-yard freestyle in 24.69. Also swimming to a first place finish was sophomore Marichi Gandionco (Quezon City, Philippines) who won the 100-yard butterfly in 57.00. Gandionco swam 2:07.46 in the 200-yard freestyle to place third.

Senior Kim Kabesh (Viking, Alberta, Canada) had a pair of top three finishes placing second in the 200-yard butterfly in a time of 2:07.07 and was third in the 100-yard butterfly with time of 57.69.

Breena Sutton (Jr., Selah, Wash.) posted two third place finishes in the meet in the 100-yard backstroke in 1:00.1 and the 200-yard backstroke with a time of 2:10.95. Danielle Maddock (Jr., Bismarck, N.D.) earned a top five finish with her fourth place in the 200-yard freestyle with a time of 1:56.32. Heidi Gem Ong (Quezon City, Philippines) joined the team at semester and earned a fifth place finish in the 100-yard freestyle posting a time of 55.37 in her first competition for the Pack.

Another of the newcomers at semester is diver Aniesa Debaji (Edmonton, Albert, Canada) who was second in the 1-meter with 282.53 points and placed third in the 3-meter with a score of 250.95. sophomore Heather Ramirez (Mission Viejo, Calif.) was second in the 3-meter with her score of 290.10.

Both of Nevada's relay teams placed second in the meet. Jeanette Tour (So., Stockholm, Sweden), Doolittle, Kabesh, and JayDee Huppert (Sr., Billings, Mont.) combined to swim 3:53 in he 400-yard medley relay to take second. Gandionco, Sarah Shields (Jr., Coeur d'Alene, Idaho), Huppert and Doolittle were second in the 200-yard freestyle relay completing the event in 1:37.33.

Nevada will now concentrate on preparing for the Western Athletic Conference Championships Feb. 25-28 in San Antonio, Texas. The Pack has won the last two WAC titles.

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