Cara Silvas
Cara  Silvas

Class:
RS Senior

Hometown:
Truckee, Calif.

High School:
Truckee HS '11

Height:
5-4

Event:
Distance Free

Major:
Neuriobiology, Physiology & Behavior


02/25/2016

Champion Aggies rake in All-MPSF honors

A total of 19 UC Davis swimmers and divers earn all-conference honors

02/20/2016

Aggie swim and dive reclaim MPSF championship

Laughlin wins her third individual title, Cheung picks up her first championship of 2016

02/19/2016

Laughlin wins two individual MPSF titles on Day 3

Aggie freshman captures 400 IM and 100 back, leads off winning 400 medley relay

02/18/2016

UC Davis takes lead after Day 2 at MPSF

Divers score 66 points on 1-meter board

02/15/2016

Quest to regain MPSF crown begins this week

UC Davis women's swimming and diving heads to Southern California for 2016 MPSF Championships

2015-16: ALL-MOUNTAIN PACIFIC SPORTS FEDERATON SECOND TEAM in the 1,650 free… Posted a season-best time of 17:10.54 to finish eighth in the 1,650 en route to all-conference honors at the league championships... Also earned a second swim and finished 13th in the 400 IM (4:30.19) at the conference championships... Other season-best times include: 500 free (5:01.74), 1000 split (10:19.13) en route to a time of 17:07.23 in the 1,650 free, and the 200 back (2:11.50) at the Phill Hansel Invitational, the 50 free (29.29), 200 fly (2:25.53), and 200 breast (2:48.59) at the Aggie Open, and the 200 IM (2:19.58) in a dual against conference rival UC Santa Barbara.

2014-15: Did not compete.

2013-14: Set collegiate bests in the 200 free (2:04.40) at Nevada and in both the 100 fly (1:02.88) and 200 IM (2:15.25) at the Pacific Invitational... Other best times of the season include: 500 free (5:03.18) 100 free (10:30.43), 1650 free (17:26.48), 400 IM (4:34.19) at the MPSF Championships; 200 back (2:20.50) against CSU Bakersfield... Swam a leg of an Aggie 400 free relay squad at San Jose State that finished in a time of 3:41.95... Also swam the opening leg of a 200 medley relay squad at the MPSF Championships, finishing in a time of 1:49.45.

2012-13: 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. CSU Bakersfield.

2011-12: ALL-MOUNTAIN PACIFIC SPORTS FEDERATION 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."

SELECTED TOP TIMES

EVENT TIME DATE MEET
50 Free 29.29 1/9/16 Aggie Open
200 Free 2:04.40 11/9/13 at Nevada
500 Free 4:59.37 3/2/13 Juanita Allington Invitational
1000 Free 10:12.86 2/18/12 MPSF Championships
1650 Free 16:55.96 2/18/12 MPSF Championships
100 Fly 1:02.88 10/19/13 Pacific Invitational
200 Fly
2:20.81 10/20/12 Pacific Invitational
100 Back 1:03.53 11/3/12 at Loyola Marymount & vs. San Diego
200 Back 2:04.99 2/18/12 MPSF Championships
200 Breast 2:48.59 1/9/16 Aggie Open
200 IM 2:15.25 10/19/13 Pacific Invitational
400 IM 4:30.08 12/2/11 Mizzou Invitational