UNLV Rebels Launch 2021-22 Campaign At USC Invitational

by SwimSwam

October 14th, 2021 College, News

Courtesy: UNLV Athletics

LAS VEGAS (UNLVRebels.com) – The UNLV men’s and women’s swimming teams will launch their 2021-22 campaign this weekend at the USC Invitational held from Oct. 15-16.

The two-day, season-opening meet will begin with its first session on Friday at 2 p.m. PT, followed by the second and third sessions held Saturday at 9 a.m. PT and 12:30 p.m. PT, respectively. Also participating in the meet are the host Trojans from the Pac-12, TCU from the Big 12 and MPSF affiliate member UC San Diego.

On the women’s side, the Rebels return a majority of its 15 All-Mountain West selections from last season. That list is headlined by seniors Kate Afanasyeva, Kristina Schneider, Julia Filippova and Teneka Ash, as well as sophomores Ruby Howell and Calysta Bartlett – each of whom placed top-8 in a trio of events at the MW meet in 2020-21.

For its men’s team, UNLV brings back a host of its leading WAC all-conference swimmers who contributed to multiple event wins at last year’s conference meet. Among that group is graduate student Vuk Celic, seniors Bryan Chavez, Sam Willstrop, Casey McEuen and Reece Hemmens, along with junior Panos Bolanos and sophomore George Ratiu.

Fans can follow the event via the Pac-12 Networks with a TV provider subscription and live results through the MeetMobile app. Results for the Rebels can be tracked on UNLVRebels.com following the completion of each day’s events.

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