Photo by: Andy Wilhelm
Sophomore Jack Moyles competed twice in the 100-yard breaststroke Saturday in Las Vegas.
Swimmers Compete at Las Vegas Last Chance Invitational
Release: Sunday 02/25/2018 

LAS VEGAS - Several University of California San Diego swimming student-athletes competed Saturday at the Las Vegas Last Chance Invitational at UNLV's Buchanan Natatorium.

The 10 Tritons were there in the hopes of bettering their chances for selection to the 2018 NCAA Division II Swimming & Diving Championships in Greensboro, N.C., March 14-17. None of the UC San Diego competitors were able to improve existing marks.

First-year UC San Diego head coach David Marsh's pupils will now await the NCAA's announcement of entrants in the coming week. The unofficial list will come on Wednesday, Feb. 28, with the official unveiling following on Thursday, March 1, both around 2 p.m. PT at

Four Tritons are assured of getting on the plane to North Carolina in all four of first-year head diving coach Rafaella Suarez's divers. Juniors Brooke Abrantes (San Diego/Santana HS), Delainey Carlin (Carlsbad/Carlsbad HS) and Patty Sullivan, and senior Trevor Jackson (Ramona/Ramona HS), are all repeat participants, and will all compete in the pre-qualification meet on Tuesday, March 13. It will be a third straight trip for Abrantes and Sullivan. Abrantes is the only one who has previously advanced into the main draw, having done so a year ago before earning All-America honorable mention with a 16th-place showing in the threee-meter springboard event.

On Saturday in Las Vegas, senior Stephanie Sin (5:08.31) and sophomore Alayna Gocke (5:14.65) competed in the 500-yard freestyle. Charlotte Meier had two cracks in the 50 free, sprinting 24.14 and then 24.23, and also raced the 200 back in 2:06.06. Fellow freshmen Lindsay Clark and Grace Murphy went 2:07.18 in the 200 butterfly and 1:06.23 in the 100 breaststroke, respectively. Senior captain Haley Murphy timed 51.98 and then 52.19 in the 100 free.

On the men's side, sophomore Sawyer Farmer went 21.38 and then 21.34 in the 50 free. Freshman Zack Reuter timed 4:02.20 in the 400 individual medley. Sophomore Jack Moyles turned in marks of 57.13 and then 57.89 in two races of the 100 breast. Sophomore Jack Spitser (San Diego/Rancho Bernardo HS) clocked 10:04.45 in the 1000 free.


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