UC Davis Sprints Past Bakersfield for Dual Victory

Senior Liliana Alvarez swept both the 100 and 200 breaststroke events for the third-straight dual meet.
Senior Liliana Alvarez swept both the 100 and 200 breaststroke events for the third-straight dual meet.

Jan. 19, 2014

Complete Results

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. -- The UC Davis women's swimming and diving team won 13 of 16 events while seven different Aggies took home individual titles on the day, swimming away with a 202-98 dual meet victory over host CSU Bakersfield on Sunday afternoon.

UC Davis completed a sweep of its weekend duals after a win over Pacific on Saturday, remaining undefeated in dual meets this season at 7-0. The Aggies host Mountain Pacific Sports Federation rivals UC Santa Barbara (Friday, Jan. 24) and Loyola Marymount (Sunday, Jan. 26) in their final dual meets of the regular season.

A day after taking home three individual titles and a relay win, freshman Hilvy Cheung picked up right where she left off against Pacific on Sunday against the Roadrunners, taking home three more victories in the 100 back (57.01), 200 fly (2:07.05), and 100 fly (55.75). She kicked-off the day by swimming the third leg of the victorious 200 medley relay team along with teammates Hilary Hunt, Liliana Alvarez, and Haley Porter, touching in a time of 1:45.56 -- more than three seconds faster than Bakersfield's runner-up quartet.

Cheung was one of four multiple event-winners for UC Davis on the day as Alvarez, diver Lucy Lafranchise, and Marissa Brown each took home a pair of wins. Alvarez swept both distances in the breaststroke, winning the 100 in a time of 1:05.86 and touching in the 200 with a time of 2:22.91.

Alvarez has swept both distances in each of the Aggies' last three dual meets -- and five of six overall this season -- dating back to their win over Fresno State on Jan. 11. 



Brown took home top honors in both the 500 free (5:01.91) and 400 IM (4:33.22) to lead a 1-2-3 UC Davis sweep of the podium in each event. LaFranchise added a pair of wins on both the 1-meter and 3-meter boards, scoring a 246.85 to just edge out Western Athletic Conference Diver of the Week Carlee Burks (245.05) on the low board, and adding a season-high 253.80 on the high board as the Aggies swept in the top three spots.

In all, UC Davis posted 1-2-3 finishes in four events, adding a sweep in the 200 breaststroke behind Alvarez, Elise Roberts (2:25.36), and Caroline Weston (2:28.83). Samantha Shellem, who made her season debut in the 1000 free (10:22.94), Sabrina Cochrane in the 200 back (2:06.86), and Haley Porter in the 50 free (24.34), also posted wins on the day.

Elise Roberts in the 200 fly (2:10.92) and Lexy Troup in the 200 back (2:10.97) also earned points for the Aggies in their event debuts.

UC Davis at CSU Bakersfield
Jan. 19, 2014

Winners plus UC Davis student-athletes

1. UC Davis - 202
2. CSU Bakersfield - 98

1. UC Davis "A" (Hunt, Alvarez, Cheung, Porter), 1:45.56… 3. UC Davis "B" (Damian, Edwards, Roberts, Cochrane), 1:49.46… Exh. UC Davis "C" (Brand, Sprinsock, LaFreniere, Ferko), 1:52.19… Exh. UC Davis "D" (Stebbins, Benavidez, Paris, Leung), 1:54.10.

1000 FREE
1. Samantha Shellem (UC Davis), 10:22.94… 3. Lexy Troup (UC Davis), 10:29.76… 4. Cara Silvas (UC Davis), 10:38.56… Exh. Marilyn Carey (UC Davis), 11:04.06.

200 FREE
1. Michaela Paige (CSUB), 1:51.75… 3. Kirsten Brand (UC Davis), 1:53.38… 5. Marissa Brown (UC Davis), 1:54.44… 6. Katie Edwards (UC Davis), 1:54.68… Exh. Sarah Winters (UC Davis), 2:01.41… Exh. Joann Liang (UC Davis), 2:02.30… Exh. Jessica Nicholson (UC Davis), 2:05.19.

100 BACK
1. Hilvy Cheung (UC Davis), 57.01… 2. Hilary Hunt (UC Davis), 58.13… 4. Lauren Damian (UC Davis), 1:00.46… Exh. Cora Stebbins (UC Davis), 1:03.21.

1. Liliana Alvarez (UC Davis), 1:05.86… 3. Maya Sprinsock (UC Davis), 1:09.09… 4. Hailey Ferko (UC Davis), 1:09.11… Exh. Caroline Weston (UC Davis), 1:09.72… Exh. Madeline Benavidez (UC Davis), 1:10.34.

200 FLY
1. Hilvy Cheung (UC Davis), 2:07.05… 3. Elise Roberts (UC Davis), 2:10.92… 4. Sam Rados (UC Davis), 2:11.37… Exh. Ali Paris (UC Davis), 2:12.74.

1. Haley Porter (UC Davis), 24.34… 2. Sabrina Cochrane (UC Davis), 24.48…6. Marrisa LaFreniere (UC Davis), 25.21… Exh. Kaitlin Leung (UC Davis), 25.89.

1. Lucy Lafranchise (UC Davis), 246.85… 4. Shannon Stewart (UC Davis), 234.85… 5. Hanna Tears (UC Davis), 234.55… Exh. Serena Yee (UC Davis), 234.20… Exh. Audrey DeNeffe (UC Davis), 232.40… Exh. Jen Meyer (UC Davis), 206.50… Exh. Lauren Jesse (UC Davis), 174.60.

100 FREE
1. Michaela Paige (CSUB), 52.27… 2. Haley Porter (UC Davis), 52.34… 5. Samantha Shellem (UC Davis), 53.43… 7. Marrisa LaFreniere (UC Davis), 54.74… Exh. Katie Edwards (UC Davis), 55.50… Exh. Cora Stebbins (UC Davis), 56.19.

200 BACK
1. Sabrina Cochrane (UC Davis), 2:06.86… 2. Hilary Hunt (UC Davis), 2:08.22… 5. Lexy Troup (UC Davis), 2:10.97… Exh. Sam Rados (UC Davis), 2:14.32… Exh. Lauren Damian (UC Davis), 2:15.13… Exh. Cara Silvas (UC Davis), 2:20.50… Exh. Jessica Nicholson (UC Davis), 2:23.16.

1. Liliana Alvarez (UC Davis), 2:22.91… 2. Elise Roberts (UC Davis), 2:25.36… 3. Caroline Weston (UC Davis), 2:28.83… Exh. Hailey Ferko (UC Davis), 2:30.75… Exh. Madeline Benavidez (UC Davis), 2:33.79.

500 FREE
1. Marissa Brown (UC Davis), 5:01.91… 2. Samantha Shellem (UC Davis), 5:03.17… 3. Kirsten Brand (UC Davis), 5:05.08… Exh. Maya Sprinsock (UC Davis), 5:20.38… Exh. Sarah Winters (UC Davis), 5:18.49… Exh. Marilyn Carey (UC Davis), 5:25.10… Exh. Joann Liang (UC Davis), 5:26.53.

100 FLY
1. Hilvy Cheung (UC Davis), 55.75… 3. Lauren Damian (UC Davis), 59.91… 4. Marrisa LaFreniere (UC Davis), 1:00.09… Exh. Ali Paris (UC Davis), 1:01.32.

1. Lucy Lafranchise (UC Davis), 253.80… 2. Jen Meyer (UC Davis), 251.75… 3. Audrey DeNeffe (UC Davis), 239.90… Exh. Lauren Jesse (UC Davis), 189.50… Exh. Shannon Stewart (UC Davis), 236.50… Exh. Serena Yee (UC Davis), 235.20.

400 IM
1. Marissa Brown (UC Davis), 4:33.22… 2. Lexy Troup (UC Davis), 4:38.06… 3. Elise Roberts (UC Davis), 4:41.24… 6. Sam Rados (UC Davis), 4:45.44… Exh. Cara Silvas (UC Davis), DQ… Exh. Jessica Nicholson (UC Davis), DQ.

1. CSU Bakersfield "A" (Lange, Kaufman, Paige, Hernandez), 3:30.64… 2. UC Davis "A" (Porter, Hunt, Brand, Shellem), 3:31.05… 3. UC Davis "B" (Cochrane, Brown, Sprinsock, Leung), 3:38.18… Exh. UC Davis "C" (Ferko, Stebbins, Winters, Liang), 3:48.11.