July 1, 2013
LARAMIE, Wyo. - University of Wyoming swimmer Ryan Nelson finished 19th in the 400 individual medley at the Phillips 66 National Championships & World Championship Trials last Thursday.
After entering ranked 26th at 4:26.29, Nelson swam a time of 4:29.29 in the prelims to sit 24th. He moved up to 19th with a 4:26.33 in the finals.
A native of Huntington Beach, Calif., Nelson just capped his first season in brown and gold with an excellent performance at the MPSF Championship in late February. He earned two First-Team All-MPSF honors with a third-place finish in the 1650 freestyle and a second-place showing in the 400 IM. Nelson broke a total of three school records during the meet, including one that had been held since 1982.