Courtesy: UNLV Athletics
LAS VEGAS (UNLVRebels.com) – UNLV girls’s swimming and diving will function host to the 2021 Mountain West Swimming Championships from Wednesday-Saturday at Jim Reitz Pool, marking the primary time it has hosted the annual MW meet. In the meantime, the Rebels’ divers will head to Air Power for the MW Diving Championships set to happen at Cadet Natatorium from Thursday-Saturday.
The swimming portion of the meet shall be kicked off by the relay finals Wednesday at 6:30 pm, with particular person occasion prelims scheduled for 11 am and finals set for six:30 pm every of the next three days. For the diving competitors, the prelims may even start at 11 am and be adopted by the finals at 5 pm at some point of the meet.
Coming off a double-dual sweep of Hawaii and Wyoming in its final meet on Jan. 28-29, the Rebels purpose to enhance upon their fourth-place end ultimately yr’s MW occasion. The Scarlet and Grey will search to obtain a jolt from its trio of Kate Afanasyeva, junior Teneka Ash and freshman Ruby Howell, who every sit atop this season’s MW high instances record in two occasions apiece. Afanasyeva ranks first within the MW within the 50 again (25.16) and 100 again (54.44), whereas Ash’s 1000 free and 1650 and Howell’s 200 IM (2:02.96) and 400 IM (4:21.30) additionally maintain the highest standing on the MW’s season top-time chart.
On the diving aspect, junior Montse Moreno brings UNLV team-best scores on the yr within the 1-meter (308.70), 3-meter (299.70) and on the platform (184.65) into the week.
Followers can benefit from the motion by way of livestream on the Mountain West Digital Network and thru the dwell outcomes hyperlinks on the MW Championship Central web page. It may also be adopted by means of the league’s social media channels on Twitter (@MW_OlySports), Fb (MountainWestConference), and Instagram (MountainWestConference) for every day’s occasion updates. Followers are inspired to make use of the hashtag #MWSD when posting all through the week.
QUOTABLE: “We’re very excited to host the Mountain West Championships right here in Las Vegas. A lot has gone into getting ready for this second and we’re much more ecstatic to have the ability to compete on this occasion.”-Head coach Ben Loorz
NEXT UP: The Insurgent males swimmers will be a part of their girls’s counterparts in internet hosting postseason motion with the 2021 WAC Males’s Swimming Championships at Jim Reitz Pool from Feb. 24-27. It will mark the primary time since a four-year span from 1992-95 that UNLV is the touchdown spot for the WAC competitors. As well as, the Scarlet and Grey’s diving squad will hit the street for the 2021 WAC Diving Championships being held at Northern Arizona from Feb. 25-27.