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Clise and Olmstead Swim in Finals on Day 1 of Invitational

by Jacob Trasen

Las Vegas, Nev. – The University of New Mexico swimming and diving team finished their first day of the UNLV Invitational on Saturday in a tie for sixth place out of ten teams.

The Lobos scored 42 points as a team to place them in a tie with Cal Poly. The two teams trail UCLA, UNLV, Northern Arizona, New Mexico State, and Cal Baptist. Behind the Lobos in the standings are Fresno Pacific, Linfield, and Lewis & Clark.

Freshman Maya Clise and senior Marina Olmstead were the only two individual Lobos to compete in finals in events on the day.

Clise went a 5:03.44 in the 500-yard freestyle to qualify for finals in the event. She then dropped several seconds later that evening with a 4:58.99 in the C-final.

Olmstead finished her 50-yard freestyle prelim in 24.21, which qualified her for the C-final in her event as well.

Day two of the UNLV Invitational was scheduled for Sunday, when the next seven events were completed.