Cara Silvas
Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Truckee, Calif.

High School:
Truckee HS '11

Height:
5-4

Event:
Distance Free

Major:
Neuriobiology, Physiology & Behavior




SELECTED CAREER BESTS:
500 Free: 4:59.27 (3/2/13)
1,000 Free: 10:12.86 (2/18/12)
1650 Free: 16:55.96* (2/18/12)

* School record

2012-2013: Best times of the season include: 500 free (4:59.37), 1000 free (10:15.47) and 1650 free (16:56.17) at JUanita Allington; 200 fly (2:20.81) at Pacific Invite, 100 back (1:03.53) at LMU-USD; 200 back (2:13.33) at UCLA-WSU; 200 IM (2:23.91) vs. CSUB.

2011-12: ALL-MPSF SECOND TEAM in 1,650 free, placing 5th with school-record 16:55.96 at conference championships... First broke 17-minute mark with 16:59.40 at Mizzou Invite, then broke Bridget Bugbee's 2010 mark three months later on MPSF stage... Split of 10:12.86 ranks 2nd on school's all-time 1,000 free list... Also finished 21st in 500 free (5:03.00) at conference... Fastest 500 was 4:59.80 at Mizzou, 8th in school history.

TRUCKEE HS '11: Captured 500 free (5:11.18) and finished 2nd in 200 free (1:59.23) at 4A Regional, qualifying for Nevada state championship as a senior... Also made NIAA meet in 400 free relay and 200 medley relay, placing 4th in each... Finished 5th at state meet in 500 free (5:10.52) as a junior, 4th (5:13.54) as a sophomore... Competed for Northern Nevada Aquatics, setting club records in 200 through 1,650 free events for each age division.

PERSONAL: Born in Truckee, Calif.... Majoring in neurobiology, physiology & behavior... Mother is Catherine Jones, whom she lists as her non-sports hero... Has one older sister, Mary (22)... Chose UC Davis because of "the food and people... both were great."