Rigdon helps Wolf Pack swimmers past Spartans

Gardnerville's Charlene Rigdon logged a victory in the 100-yard backstroke to help the University of Nevada swimming and diving team beat Western Athletic Conference foe San Jose State 163-119 in a dual meet to end the regular season on Saturday afternoon at Lombardi Pool in Reno.

Rigdon, a sophomore product of Douglas High School, won the 100 backstroke by more than two seconds with a 58.29 clocking. She also placed second in the 200 backstroke with a 2:07.02 clocking, close behind Wolf Pack teammate Sarabeth Schweitzer (2:06.44). Rigdon, Schweitzer, Ashley Clendenin and Leticia Cunha combined to win the 400 medley relay (3:53.85).

Another Douglas graduate, Konnie Seamons also placed third in the 200 freestyle (2:02.82) and fourth in the 100 freestyle (55.97).

Cunha, a junior from Rio de Janiero, Brazil also won the 100-yard breaststroke (1:05.25). Senior Ashley Clendenin touched out teammate Alyssa Chin in the 50-yard freestyle (23.99). Christine Lachmann led Nevada's sweep in the 3-meter diving event with a score of 289.73.

The Wolf Pack ends its regular season with a 10-1 dual meet record and now awaits the Western Athletic Conference Championships in San Antonio, Texas on February 26-March 1. Nevada finished second at the WAC meet last year behind perennial powerhouse, SMU.

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