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Freshman Hudson Shatters School Record in Swim at UNLV Invite

Freshman Hudson Shatters School Record in Swim at UNLV Invite

LAS VEGAS, Nev.— Freshman swimmer David Hudson broke the school record in the 200 butterfly over the weekend at the UNLV Winter Invitational.

Hudson finished with a time of 1:46.08, good for the school record and ranked 12th fastest time in the country at the time of the event and is now 33rd. The previous school record was held by current senior Zach Cootes with a time of 1:47.53 in 2016.

Hudson finished second Saturday in the 200 fly behind UCSB's Kevin Mendoza, who swam a time of 1:45.81. Hudson's time was good for a preliminary NCAA qualifying time.

Three other Mustangs also had NCAA preliminary qualifying times. Junior Dominic Dalpiaz qualified in the 200 free with a time of 1:37.30, the second fastest time in school history. Sophomore Paul Rogers also qualified in the 200 free with a time of 1:37.82. Freshman Mihail Amiorkov qualified for the 200 IM with a time of 1:48.96.

Elsewhere, junior Brian Whittington finished second in the 100 breast with a time of 54.85. He also finished third in the 200 breast with a time of 2:01.92.

Senior Nolan Newland finished third in the 500 free with a time of 4:26.87. Senior Zach Cootes placed third in both the 200 IM (1:49.37) and the 400 IM (3:57.09).

The men's 800 free relay team of Paul Rogers, Dominic Dalpiaz, Nolan Newland and Pearu Pold finished second with a time of 6:36.00.

On the women's side, sophomore Hailey Houk placed second in the 400 IM with a time of 4:24.06 and third in the 200 fly (2:01.59).

Freshman Amelia Feick finished third in both the 200 IM with a time of 2:04.91 and the 200 breast with a time of 2:16.23.

Overall, the men's team finished fourth in the Invitational and the women's team finished fifth.

The next meet for the team is December 22 at San Diego State beginning at 10 a.m.