Posted: Dec 26, 2018
MEN'S ATHLETE OF THE WEEK: DEC. 18-24
UNLV's Hayden Hemmens has been named Western Athletic Conference Men's Swimmer of the Week for Dec. 18-24.
Hemmens, a junior from Newport Beach, Calif., swept all three individual freestyle events and anchored a relay win in a dual against CSU Bakersfield. Hemmens notched a 1:38.44 in the 200 freestyle which places him sixth best in the WAC. He also won the 100 freestyle (45.54) and the 500 freestyle (4:38.75). Hemmens helped the 400 freestyle relay to a first-place finish in a time of 3:05.48. The junior currently holds the sixth best time in the WAC for the 500 freestyle.
Other swimmer nominee: Kris Rogic of CSU Bakersfield earned first in three individual events and a relay.
THIS WEEK IN WAC SWIMMING AND DIVING
The Falcons had six top-two finishes in a dual against Cal Poly. Cole McAnany took first in the 100 backstroke (51.86). Zach Nelson had three second-place finishes in the 100 breaststroke, 200 breaststroke, and 200 individual medley. Aaron Pang took gold in the 100 butterfly.
Kris Rogic led the men's team winning four events. The 'Runners fell to UNLV 156-144. Rogic won three individual events in the 100 backstroke (50.38), 200 backstroke (1:50.80), and 200 individual medley (1:53.72). He also guided the 200 medley relay to a win. Justice Kramer took second in the 200 butterfly (1:53.39) and Greg Lee won a silver in the 200 breaststroke (2:06.33). Nate Cummins earned runner-up in the 1-meter dive.
For the women, Jayssie Haynes won two events. She notched a victory in the 100 breaststroke (1:53.39) and the 200 breaststroke (2.21:36).Sabrina Zavala and Lucy Peltz finished two-three in the 1,000 freestyle. Autumn D'Arcy won the 100 butterfly (55.45) and took second in the 200 freestyle (1.54:86).
The Rebels defeated CSU Bakersfield 156-144. Hayden Hemmens led the way winning all three freestyle individual events and anchored the 400 freestyle relay in a victory. Michael Klauss took first in the 200 butterfly (1:51.89) and Ivan Zukov was best in the 200 breaststroke (2:05.40). Tazman Abronowicz won the 3-meter dive followed by Jesse Cawley while Cawley took first in the 1-meter dive.