'Dogs Fall at Nevada
Leah Hatayama secured the Bulldogs only event win on Saturday.
Leah Hatayama secured the Bulldogs only event win on Saturday.

Nov. 2, 2013

By: Andrew Rich

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RENO, Nev. -- Competing in their first dual meet of the young season, the Fresno State swimming and diving fell to a tough Nevada team 174-119 on Saturday afternoon in the altitude of Reno.

The Wolf Pack won 15 of the 16 events in the dual meet to cruise to the victory. The lone Bulldog to win an event was Leah Hatayama in the 50 Freestyle with a time of 24.25 seconds. Hatayama also finished the 100 Freestyle in 53.40 seconds to finish second.

Hannah Prigge, Fresno State's only returning NCAA-qualifier, posted a career-best in the 1-meter dive. The senior scored 315.60 to top her previous best of 292.80 which she totaled in a dual meet with UC Davis last season. Her score ranks second in the Mountain West this season. Prigge also finished second in the 3-meter dive with a score of 307.20.

Other Fresno State swimmers that had strong days were Kelly Simmons and Lucy Titchin. Simmons, a sophomore from San Jose, finished second in both the 500 (5:11.74) and 1000 (10:44.88) Freestyle races. She was also part of a 400 Freestyle relay team that finished third. Titchin finished second in the 200 Freestyle with a time of 1:55.88. She also swam to third place finishes in the 100 (53.68) and 500 (5:16.65) Freestyle races.

The Bulldogs are back in action next Saturday, November 9, when they host Pacific, UC Santa Cruz and Fresno Pacific in a dual meet at the Aquatics Center at noon.

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