Rebel Swim & Dive close out Mountain West Championships in third with two individual titles

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The Rebel seniors show off their class rings during their senior day on Jan. 29, 2022. Photo by Lucas Peltier /// UNLV Athletics

UNLV women’s swimming and diving placed third in the 2022 Mountain West (MW) Championships with senior Kristina Schneider’s individual title in the 100 free and sophomore Blanka Bokros’ gold in the 200 fly. 

For the second straight year, Schneider claimed the conference goal medal in the 100 free (49.65) after taking the lead by swimming the final 75 yards in 38.36 seconds. 

The finish made her the first Rebel swimmer to repeat in the event in 20 years. 

During her 200 fly victory, Bokros outpaced everyone with a final 50 yards of 30.62 seconds to move into the lead and finish with the second fastest time in school history at 1:57.34. 

Bokros’ victory was the first UNLV’s individual title in the 200 fly since former Rebel Julie Unrau earned her title in 2002. 

The Rebels concluded the MW meet with 1,249 points behind San Diego State’s 1,541.5 points to put it in first place and UNR’s second place of 1,277.5 points. 

Top-8 Finishes

1650 free: 2nd place – 16:35.32 (Teneka Ash); 5th place – 16:41.64 (Julia Filippova)

200 back: 5th place – 1:59.38 (Kacey Kiuchi); 8th place – 2:02.13 (Lindsay Swail)

100 free: 1st place – 49.65 (Kristina Schneider); 5th Place – 50.12 (Kate Afanasyeva); 7th place – 50.74 (Malia Fernandez); 8th place – 50.84 (Ava Haase)

200 breast: 7th place – 2:14.60 (Calysta Bartlett); 8th place – 2:15.13 (Ruby Howell)

200 fly: 1st place – 1:57.34* (Blanka Bokros); 6th place – 2:00.62 (Gabby Lizzul); 8th place – 2:03.36 (Teneka Ash)

400 free relay: 2nd place – 3:19.12 (Fernandez, Afanasyeva, Haase, Schneider)

Up Next 

UNLV men’s swim and dive prepare to travel to Texas for the WAC Championships in Houston from Feb. 23-26.

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