No. 24 Denver Men’s Swimming Scores Victory Against UNLV

LAS VEGAS – No. 24 Denver men’s swimming went into Las Vegas and scored a victory against UNLV, 172-126.

Denver Press Release

The Pioneer’s Men’s Swimming and Diving team traveled to Las Vegas to take on the Rebels of UNLV.

One of the highlight of the meet was the efforts of Junior Dylan Bunch, a native of Nevada, won 1000 freestyle with a time of 9:30.42. With only a minute of rest he jumped back into the pool to win the 200 free as well with a time of 1:38.76.

Coach Brian Schrader was very pleased with his team’s performance on the road trip. “We had a really great team effort today from top to bottom.”

Schrader also sang the praises of his divers tonight, especially those of Ross Edfort who won the three meter dive and placed second in the one meter dive.

The Pioneers won the meet 172 to 126.

UNLV Press Release

The UNLV men’s swimming and diving team dropped a dual meet with No. 24 Denver on Friday afternoon by a 172-126 score at Buchanan Natatorium.

The meet stayed close through the first half, with each team winning three events. The Rebels claimed the opening race, the 400 medley relay, as Henrique Machado, Boris Kulizhnikov, Balint Batka and Dillon Virva touched first in a time of 3:20.13. Denver then countered with wins in the 1000 free and 200 back.

UNLV’s next win came in the 100 back, thanks to Machado and his first place time of 49.17. The teams split the next two events, with Denver taking the 100 breast and Batka finishing first in the 200 fly (1:47.91).

The Rebels took its last lead after winning the next two races. A 1-2-4 finish in the 50 free, led by Virva’s 20.38, and a 1-3-4 in the 100 free (Tom Paco-Pedroni in 45.10) gave UNLV a 77-73 edge. Denver closed out by winning the final five individual events to claim the win. UNLV did win the final race, the 400 free relay, thanks to the team of Caio Dini, Virva, Batka and Paco-Pedroni that turned in a time of 3:01.72.

On the diving side, Rebel Lucas James split the events, winning the 1-meter with a score of 295.05 while placing second on the 3-meter.

Results: Denver vs. UNLV

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Jason Marsteller is the general manager of digital properties at Swimming World. He joined Swimming World in June 2006 as the managing editor after previous stints as a media relations professional at Indiana University, the University of Tennessee, Southern Utah University and the Utah Summer Games.

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