The women’s swim and dive team had their fourth successful win of the season on Nov. 5 against Fresno State. The Wolf Pack beat Fresno State 180-120.
Nevada brought twenty athletes to Fresno, each competing in multiple events.
Josien Wijkhuijs was on the Relay A team for Nevada in the 200 yard medley relay. She started off for her team and got the third fastest time at 27.15. In the 100 yard backstroke, Wijkhuijs placed second, right behind Athena Clayson from Fresno State. Wijkhuis’ placement gained Nevada four points. She also placed second in the 100 yard butterfly, only .24 behind first place, gaining another four points for Nevada. Finally, Wijkhuijs was the third fastest of the Relay A team in the 200 yard freestyle relay with a time of 24.27.
Donna Depolo competed in the 200 yard medley relay and contributed a time of 29.01. She placed third in the 200 yard freestyle, putting three points on the board for Nevada with a time of 1:55.23. Depolo took second in the 100 yard breaststroke with a time of 1:04.7, adding four points to Nevadas score. At her last event, Depolo seeked another second place spot. In the 200 yard breaststroke she finished with a time of 2:19.41.
Julia Adamczyk had the second fastest time in the Relay A team at 25.94 for the 200 yard medley relay. Adamczyk placed third in both the 200 and 100 yard butterfly with the times 2:06.86 and 57.46. In the 200 yard freestyle relay, she had a time of 24.79, which was the third fastest in the Relay B time.
Coco Berkenfield was the last swimmer in the 200 yard medley relay on the Relay A team. She finished strong with the fastest time of the group at 23.71. Berkenfield dominated the 50 and 100 yard freestyle events, getting first place in both with times of 23.95 and 52.34. In event 16, the 200 yard freestyle relay, Berkenfield again had the fastest time at 23.92. She has proven herself to be a dependable swimmer in the team races.
Montana Lloyd also competed in the 200 yard medley relay. Her time was third fastest at 28.64. In the 100 yard backstroke, Lloyd got fifth, and in the 200 yard she placed third. Her times for both events were 1:00.15 and 2:09.62, respectively. She gained Nevada four points total during those two events. The last event Lloyd competed in was the 100 yard butterfly. She placed seventh, and did not gain any points with her time of 1:02.08.
Wiktoria Samula competed in four events, including two team events. The two team events were the 200 yard medley relay and the 200 yard freestyle relay. She had a faster time of 24.63 in the freestyle than 28.84 in the medley. Samula placed first in both the 100 and 200 yard breaststroke, with times of 1:02.31 and 2:16.44. She gained a total of 18 points for Nevada.
Benedict Nagy had the second fastest time in Relay B for the 200 yard medley relay with a time of 27.36. As a diverse swimmer, Nagy competed in the 200 yard butterfly, 200 yard backstroke and 400 yard IM. She placed second in the butterfly and backstroke with times of 2:06.43 and 2:06.64. In the IM, Nagy placed first and gained Nevada nine points after she swam a 4:26.88.
Nicolette Jasko had the fastest time in the Relay B team of the 200 yard medley relay at 24.74. She was consistent in both the 50 and 100 yard freestyle events, where she got fourth. Jasko’s times were 24.81 and 53.36 for both events. Jasko competed in the 200 yard freestyle relay also in the Relay A team. She contributed a time of 24.33.
Reese Lamph competed in three events, two being freestyle and the third being the 400 yard IM. In the 1000 yard freestyle, she came in second with a time of 10:27.93. After such a strong event, she did not do as well in the 500 yard freestyle. She ended up fourth with a time of 5:10.51. In the IM she placed fifth and gained one point for Nevada with a time of 4:37.94.
Mikayla Dance is another diverse swimmer from Nevada. After getting fourth in the 1000 yard freestyle, she came in third in the 200 yard breaststroke with a time of 2:24.39. Dance also competed in the last team event, the 200 yard freestyle relay, and had a time of 25.50.
Caitlyn McHugh is a freestyle specialist. She placed first, second and third in the individual events, and contributed a 24.25 time in the 200 yard freestyle relay on Relay team A. McHugh had a time of 1:53.80 to place first in the 200 yard freestyle, 52.92 in the 100 yard freestyle and 5:06.77 in the 500 yard freestyle. In total, she wrangled up 16 points for Nevada.
Mariana Vignoli is another freestyle specialist who competed in the 200 and 500 yard freestyle, along with the 200 yard freestyle relay. She had the fastest time in Relay team B with a time of 24.54. Vignoli placed first in the 500 at 5:01.58 and second in the 200 at 1:54.17.
Destiny Kling only competed in the 200 yard freestyle, and placed last with a time of 2:02.44.
Gianni Pitto came in third in the 100 yard breaststroke and 400 yard IM with times of 1:06.78 and 4:34.66.
Val Kitchens competed with Pitto in the same events. She finished fifth in the breaststroke with a time of 1:10.21 and sixth in the IM with a time of 4:40.51.
Jessica Kraus struggled in both the 50 yard freestyle and 200 yard breaststroke. She ended up in last place for both events. Her times were 27.61 for the freestyle and 2:46.21 in the breaststroke.
Nevada had four divers compete: Isa Vazquez Lopez, Lucia Gabino Lopez de Ahum, Linnea Sorensen, Jessie Nowotny. The two diving events were the one meter and three meter. Vazquez Lopez placed first in the one meter with a score of 284.18 and second in the three meter with 320.18 points. Gabino Lopez de Ahum placed third with 279.15 and fourth with 262.20 points. Sorensen got fourth in the one meter with a score of 278.10 and first in the three meter with 322.65 points. Nowotny placed fifth with 271.05 points and third with 268.80 points.
Nevada dominated in this meet and looks to do the same in Arkansas. The meet will be on Nov. 13 and only feature the divers.
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