News release from Wolf Pack Athletics
In preparation for the 2009-2010 season the University of Nevada swimming & diving team will hold its annual Silver & Blue Intersquad meet at Lombardi Pool on Friday at 6:00 p.m. The meet is free and open to the public.
The Wolf Pack open the season next weekend at the two-day Western Athletic Conference Shootout being hosted by San Jose State, Oct. 9-10. The Pack will take on five WAC teams in dual competition over two days. Friday the Pack compete against San Jose State and Boise State. Saturday has Nevada squaring off against New Mexico State, Hawai`i and Fresno State.
The Pack will be under the direction of third-year head coach Mike Richmond who has led the Pack to the last two WAC titles and was an assistant with the 2007 championship squad. Veteran diving coach Jian Li You returns for her 14th season of directing the diving program. Both have garnered WAC Coach of the Year honors during their time at Nevada.
The three-time WAC Champions will be looking to make it four in a row this season and return a solid nucleus led by 2008 WAC Swimmer of the Year Margaret Doolittle. The team also returns 14 athletes that competed at the WAC Championships a year ago.