Aggies Top Gauchos, Remain Unbeaten In Duals

Senior Liliana Alvarez took part in both Schaal records set on Friday, swimming the second leg of the 200 medley relay (1:42.52) before posting a 2:16.08 in the 200 breast.<br>(Wayne Tilcock, <i>Davis Enterprise</I>)
 
Senior Liliana Alvarez took part in both Schaal records set on Friday, swimming the second leg of the 200 medley relay (1:42.52) before posting a 2:16.08 in the 200 breast.
(Wayne Tilcock, Davis Enterprise)
 

Jan. 24, 2014

Complete Results

DAVIS, Calif. - Senior Haley Porter won both sprint freestyle events while taking part in two first-place relays, while Audrey DeNeffe, Liliana Alvarez and Marissa Brown each claimed two event titles, leading UC Davis to a 174-126 victory over UC Santa Barbara in a Mountain Pacific Sports Federation women's swimming & diving meet at Schaal Aquatics Center Friday afternoon.

The Aggies improve to 8-0 in dual meets this season.

Porter edged Gaucho senior Sophia Yamauchi in the 50-yard freestyle with a time of 23.82 seconds, then immediately followed with winning 51.24 -- the No. 2 time in facility history -- to claim the 100 free. She also swam the freestyle portion of UC Davis' first-place 200 medley relay, which set a Schaal record of 1:42.52; then led off the winning 400 free relay (3:28.40) to close out the meet.

Alvarez won close races against UCSB junior Katie Records in each breaststroke event. Her 1:03.21 in the 100-yard race bested Records by a mere seven-hundredths of a second, while her 2:16.08 gave her a .41 edge on Records in the 200-yard event. Both Alvarez and Records eclipsed Yamauchi's previous pool record of 2:16.93, set almost exactly two years prior. A three-time NCAA Championships qualifier, Alvarez also swam the second leg of the winning 200 medley relay to kick off the meet.

Brown took down both distance freestyle events, posting a 10:14.34 in the 1,000 then adding a 4:59.64 in the 500. She becomes the first Aggie to crack the five-minute mark in the 500 free in a non-championship format this season.

DeNeffe claimed victories on both diving boards en route to her 18 individual points. Her 251.40 on the 1-meter board led a 1-2-3 Aggie sweep that included Shannon Stewart (243.75) and Lucy Lafranchise (235.125), although the unofficial winner was senior Jen Meyer, who scored 255.45 as an exhibition competitor. DeNeffe finished her day with a 254.18 on the 3-meter board, just ahead of teammate Hanna Tears' 244.05 total.

 

 

Other UC Davis event-winners comprised junior Samantha Shellem in the 200 free (1:51.74) and Hilary Hunt in the 100 back (56.91). Both times are season bests for dual meets.

The Aggies won the maximum 16 points for a top-three sweep in three events: the 200 free, 1-meter diving, the 500 free. Senior Katie Edwards (1:51.89) and freshman Kirsten Brand (1:52.06) touched home immediate behind Shellem in the 200 free, while Brand (5:01.48) and Shellem (5:01.57) boosted Brown's win in the 500.

Gaucho senior Andrea Ward enjoyed a strong day for the visitor's side of the ledger. She edged UC Davis freshman phenom Hilvy Cheung in the 200 fly with a pool-record 1:58.88, finished second to Porter in the 100 free at 51.24, then beat Cheung again in the 100 fly with another stadium-record 54.14. Cheung hit times of 1:59.46 and 55.52 in those respective events. The previous 100 fly record had been 56.28 by UCSB's Katie Ure back in 2010, while the old 200 fly benchmark of 2:02.82 was established back in 2007 by UC Irvine's Lyndsey DePaul.

UC Davis closes out its dual season at home against Loyola Marymount on Sunday for a 10 a.m. meet. The Aggies look to post their first undefeated season in program history.

WOMEN'S SWIMMING & DIVING: UC Davis vs. UC Santa Barbara
January 24, 2014 • Schaal Aquatics Center

TEAM SCORES - 1. UC Davis, 174; 2. UC Santa Barbara, 126.

200 MEDLEY RELAY - 1. UC Davis `A' (Hilary Hunt, Liliana Alvarez, Hilvy Cheung, Haley Porter), 1:42.52; 2. UC Santa Barbara `A' (Marissa Neel, Katie Records, Andrea Ward, Sophia Yamauchi), 1:43.03; 3. UC Santa Barbara `B' (Allison Knight, Carissa Metcalf , Anne Peanasky, Kimmie Kreuzberger), 1:46.56; 4. UC Davis `B' (Lauren Damian, Hailey Ferko, Elise Roberts, Marrisa La Freniere), 1:48.13; 5. UC Santa Barbara `C' (Reid Whaley , Charis Hoppe, Madison Tedesco, Jaime Dang FR), x1:48.64; 6. UC Davis `C' (Cora Stebbins, Madeline Benavidez , Ali Paris, Kaitlin Leung), x1:51.56.

1000 FREESTYLE - 1. Marissa Brown, UC Davis, 10:14.34; 2. Heren Alanis, UCSB, 10:22.82; 3. Lexy Troup, UC Davis, 10:25.37; 4. Cara Silvas, UC Davis, 10:36.98; 5. Micaela Velasquez, UCSB, 10:44.28.

200 FREESTYLE - 1. Samantha Shellem, UC Davis, 1:51.74; 2. Katie Edwards, UC Davis, 1:51.89; 3. Kirsten Brand, UC Davis, 1:52.06; 4. Meghan Bicomong, UCSB, 1:52.50; 5. Monica Garcia, UCSB, 1:53.58; 6. Hope Curran, UCSB, 1:53.68; 7. Hollace Barden, UCSB, x1:54.66; 8. Maya Sprinsock, UC Davis, x1:55.29; --. Sarah Winters, UC Davis, X1:58.62; --. Joann Liang, UC Davis, X2:00.87; --. Marilyn Carey, UC Davis, X2:01.56.

100 BACKSTROKE - 1. Hilary Hunt, UC Davis, 56.91; 2. Allison Knight, UCSB, 57.79; 3. Marissa Neel, UCSB, 58.01; 4. Reid Whaley, UCSB, 58.90; 5. Sabrina Cochrane, UC Davis, 59.33; 6. Lauren Damian, UC Davis, 1:00.27; 7. Cora Stebbins, UC Davis, x1:03.41.

100 BREASTSTROKE - 1. Liliana Alvarez, UC Davis, 1:03.21; 2. Katie Records, UCSB, 1:03.28; 3. Jiana Vargem, UCSB, 1:05.21; 4. Carissa Metcalf, UCSB, 1:05.38; 5. Caroline Weston, UC Davis, 1:07.33; 6. Charis Hoppe, UCSB, x1:07.49; 7. Hailey Ferko, UC Davis, 1:07.79; 8. Madeline Benavidez, UC Davis, x1:08.16.

200 BUTTERFLY - 1. Andrea Ward, UCSB, 1:58.88; 2. Hilvy Cheung, UC Davis, 1:59.46; 3. Anne Peanasky, UCSB, 2:07.23; 4. Sam Rados, UC Davis, 2:08.09; 5. Madison Tedesco, UCSB, 2:08.40; 6. Elise Roberts, UC Davis, 2:09.63; 7. Lexy Troup, UC Davis, x2:09.68; 8. Jaime Dang, UCSB, x2:09.73; --. Ali Paris, UC Davis, X2:12.74; --. Jessica Nicholson, UC Davis, X2:18.99.

50 FREESTYLE - 1. Haley Porter, UC Davis, 23.82; 2. Sophia Yamauchi, UCSB, 23.93; 3. Sabrina Cochrane, UC Davis, 24.27; 4. Julia Mikota, UCSB, 24.44; 5. Marrisa La Freniere, UC Davis, 24.65; 6. Kimmie Kreuzberger, UCSB, 24.80; 7. Charis Hoppe, UCSB, x25.05; 8. Kaitlin Leung, UC Davis, x25.42.

1M DIVING - 1. Audrey DeNeffe, UC Davis, 251.40; 2. Shannon Stewart, UC Davis, 243.75; 3. Lucy Lafranchise, UC Davis, 235.13; 4. Hanna Tears, UC Davis, x231.38; 5. Hannah Tomp, UCSB, 227.10; 6. Quetzal Moreno, UCSB, 225.30; 7. Mariah Renteria, UCSB, 218.48; 8. Tripti Singhal, UCSB, x216.15; 9. Caila Baltas, UCSB, x215.78; 10. Monika Terry, UCSB, x215.55; --. Lauren Jesse, UC Davis, X185.18; --. Serena Yee, UC Davis, X214.73; --. Jennifer Meyer, UC Davis, X255.45.

100 FREESTYLE - 1. Haley Porter, UC Davis, 51.24; 2. Andrea Ward, UCSB, 51.63; 3. Meghan Bicomong, UCSB, 52.10; 4. Katie Edwards, UC Davis, 52.80; 5. Kirsten Brand, UC Davis, 53.06; 6. Hollace Barden, UCSB, 53.23; 7. Marrisa La Freniere, UC Davis, x53.46; 8. Kimmie Kreuzberger, UCSB, x54.33.

200 BACKSTROKE - 1. Allison Knight, UCSB, 2:02.42; 2. Marissa Neel, UCSB, 2:06.31; 3. Samantha Shellem, UC Davis, 2:06.52; 4. Sabrina Cochrane, UC Davis, 2:06.66; 5. Reid Whaley, UCSB, 2:06.68; 6. Hilary Hunt, UC Davis, 2:07.37; 7. Lauren Damian, UC Davis, x2:14.69; --. Cora Stebbins, UC Davis, X2:15.41; --. Jessica Nicholson, UC Davis, X2:20.17.

200 BREASTSTROKE - 1. Liliana Alvarez, UC Davis, 2:16.08; 2. Katie Records, UCSB, 2:16.49; 3. Sophia Yamauchi, UCSB, 2:19.91; 4. Jiana Vargem, UCSB, 2:21.74; 5. Carissa Metcalf, UCSB, x2:23.37; 6. Elise Roberts, UC Davis, 2:24.17; 7. Caroline Weston, UC Davis, 2:24.74; 8. Maya Sprinsock, UC Davis, x2:27.08; --. Madeline Benavidez, UC Davis, X2:27.67; --. Hailey Ferko, UC Davis, X2:29.88.

500 FREESTYLE - 1. Marissa Brown, UC Davis, 4:59.64; 2. Kirsten Brand, UC Davis, 5:01.48; 3. Samantha Shellem, UC Davis, 5:01.57; 4. Heren Alanis, UCSB, 5:04.78; 5. Lexy Troup, UC Davis, x5:05.32; 6. Hope Curran, UCSB, 5:05.93; 7. Monica Garcia, UCSB, 5:10.03; --. Cara Silvas, UC Davis, X5:13.41; --. Sarah Winters, UC Davis, X5:17.12; --. Marilyn Carey, UC Davis, X5:22.38; --. Joann Liang, UC Davis, X5:22.43.

100 BUTTERFLY - 1. Andrea Ward, UCSB, 54.14; 2. Hilvy Cheung, UC Davis, 55.52; 3. Anne Peanasky, UCSB, 57.52; 4. Madison Tedesco, UCSB, 58.45; 5. Jaime Dang, UCSB, x58.85; 6. Elise Roberts, UC Davis, 59.10; 7. Lauren Damian, UC Davis, 59.65; 8. Ali Paris, UC Davis, x1:00.59; --. Kaitlin Leung, UC Davis, X1:00.36; --. Cora Stebbins, UC Davis, X1:03.37.

3M DIVING - 1. Audrey DeNeffe, UC Davis, 254.18; 2. Hanna Tears, UC Davis, 244.05; 3. Tripti Singhal, UCSB, 234.30; 4. Hannah Tomp, UCSB, 233.78; 5. Lucy Lafranchise, UC Davis, 231.68; 6. Mariah Renteria, UCSB, 228.30; 7. Jennifer Meyer, UC Davis, x227.48; 8. Caila Baltas, UCSB, x227.18; 9. Monika Terry, UCSB, x224.63; 10. Shannon Stewart, UC Davis, x224.48; 11. Quetzal Moreno, UCSB, x221.70; 12. Serena Yee, UC Davis, x214.50; 13. Lauren Jesse, UC Davis, x176.70.

200 INDIVIDUAL MEDLEY - 1. Sophia Yamauchi, UCSB, 2:04.53; 2. Katie Records, UCSB, 2:06.36; 3. Hilvy Cheung, UC Davis, 2:07.81; 4. Katie Edwards, UC Davis, 2:08.68; 5. Allison Knight, UCSB, 2:11.02; 6. Jiana Vargem, UCSB, x2:11.30; 7. Sam Rados, UC Davis, 2:11.50; 8. Liliana Alvarez, UC Davis, x2:12.57; --. Madeline Benavidez, UC Davis, X2:16.42; --. Caroline Weston, UC Davis, X2:18.75; --. Jessica Nicholson, UC Davis, X2:20.81.

400 FREESTYLE RELAY - 1. UC Davis `A' (Haley Porter, Sabrina Cochrane, Samantha Shellem, Katie Edwards), 3:28.40; 2. UC Santa Barbara `A' (Meghan Bicomong, Monica Garcia, Reid Whaley, Anne Peanasky), 3:29.31; 3. UC Santa Barbara `B' (Kimmie Kreuzberger, Charis Hoppe , Hollace Barden, Carissa Metcalf), 3:33.04; 4. UC Davis `B' (Marissa Brown, Kirsten Brand, Maya Sprinsock, Hilary Hunt), 3:35.17.