Strong Start For Rebels At NCAAs
March 28, 2013
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (UNLVRebels.,com) -
Thanks to a top-16 relay finish on Thursday night, UNLV stands in 25th place after the first day of action at the 2013 NCAA Men's Swimming and Diving Championships. The three-day meet, which continues on Friday before concluding on Saturday, is being held at the IU Natatorium.
The Rebels nearly broke the school record in the 400 medley relay in the morning sessions with a time of 3:09.08, the ninth fastest time in the preliminaries and good for a spot in the night consolation heat. UNLV would come back to post a time of 3:09.54 to place 12th in the event, good for 10 points and earning honorable mention All-American relay status for freshman Henrique Machado, junior David Szele, senior Cody Roberts and freshman Samuel Lameynardie. Machado also set a new UNLV school record in the morning swim after turning in a time of 47.17 on the 100 back leadoff leg.
UNLV had two more swims in the morning. The 200 free relay finished 18th in a time of 1:18.78, .28 out of 16th place, with the top 16 advancing to the night scoring heats. Freshmen Dillon Virva, Tom Paco-Pedroni, Lameynardie and Roberts competed on the relay. The third swim was by junior Giacomo Gremizzi in the 200 IM, as he placed 50th in 1:47.17.
Michigan leads the team standings at 153, while California is second at 123.5 and Auburn is third with 112.5 points.
2013 NCAA Men's Swimming & Diving Championships
Thursday, March 28
First Day Results
25th. UNLV -10 points
New UNLV Record Set
100 Back - Henrique Machado - 47.17