Another Day, Another Top-16 Swim

March 16, 2012

AUBURN, Ala. (UNLVRebels.com) -

Sophomore Katelyne Herrington became the second UNLV swimmer in as many days to earn All-American (Honorable Mention) honors, thanks to a top-16 finish on Friday night at the NCAA Women's Swimming and Diving Championships, at the James E. Martin Aquatic Center.

Herrington, swimming at the national championships for the first time, touched the wall in a time of 52.60 to place 14th overall. She was tied for 12th in the morning preliminaries in a swim of 52.49. Not only is she the first-ever Rebel to score at the NCAAs in the 100 fly, this also marks the first time since 1988 that UNLV had two swimmers score in the same year at the NCAA Championships.

Sophomore Rachel Dixon, who was 15th in the 50 free on Thursday night, swam in the 100 back, and finished in 55th place in the morning prelims.

With five points after the two days, the Rebels stand in a tie for 34th, along with Purdue and West Virginia. California leads the overall standings with 311. The three-day meet concludes on Saturday.

2012 Women's NCAA Swimming & Diving Championships
James E. Martin Aquatic Center
Auburn, Ala.

Friday, March 16
Second Day Results

Team Scoring
T-34th. UNLV-5 points

Honorable Mention All-American status
100 Fly - Katelyne Herrington - 14th (52.60)

Other UNLV swims
100 Back - Rachel Dixon 55th (54.77)