Jan. 26, 2014
DAVIS, Calif. -- The UC Davis women's swimming and diving team completed the first perfect dual season in school history on Sunday morning, as senior Maya Sprinsock doubled in the 200 and 500 freestyle events and seven different Aggies took home individual wins as part of a 178-116 win over Loyola Marymount at the Schaal Aquatics Center.
UC Davis finished an unblemished 9-0 on the season as it prepares for the 2014 Mountain Pacific Sports Federation Championships on Feb. 19-22, at East Los Angeles College in Monterey Park, Calif. (swimming), and the Rose Bowl Aquatics Center in Pasadena, Calif. (diving).
Sprinsock touched it a time of 1:55.83 to post her first win of the day in the 200 free and followed that up with her win in the 500 free with a time of 5:12.52. The Aggies' win was also highlighted by sweeps in three events as freshman Hilvy Cheung took first in the 100 back with a time of 57.86, and was followed by Lauren Damian (59.69) and Kirsten Brand (1:00.35).
A win in the 200 medley relay opened the meet for UC Davis, as the Aggies "A" team of Hilary Hunt, Liliana Alvarez, Cheung, and Haley Porter, touched in a time of 1:45.77 -- nearly two seconds better than the Lions' "A" squad. Hunt was also the unofficial winner in the 50 free with her exhibition time of 24.12, just .06 better than winner Kjirsten Magnuson's time of 24.18.
Other UC Davis event-winners included Haley Porter in the 100 free (52.02), Liliana Alvarez in the 200 breaststroke (2:19.86), and Sabrina Cochrane in the 200 IM (2:07.97). For Alvarez, it was her fifth-consecutive dual meet win in the 200 breaststroke dating back to the Aggies' victory over Fresno State on Jan. 11. The senior has also won four-straight races in the 100 breaststroke in that span.
For Loyola Marymount, both Magnuson and Hannah Calton won a pair of events. Aside from her win in the 50 free, Magnuson added a win in the 200 back, touching in a time of 2:05.71, while Calton posted victories in both the 100 (57.32) and 200 fly (2:05.48). The duo also teamed up for the Lions win in the 200 free relay, swimming the lead-off and anchor legs, respectively, to win the event in a time of 1:38.54.
NCAA WOMEN'S SWIMMING & DIVING
Loyola Marymount at UC Davis
Jan. 26, 2014 • Schaal Aquatics Center
(Winners plus UC Davis student-athletes)
1. UC Davis - 178
2. Loyola Marymount - 116
Women 200 Yard Medley Relay: 1. UC Davis 'A' (Hilary Hunt JR, Liliana Alvarez SR, Hilvy Cheung FR, Haley Porter SR), 1:45.77; 3. UC Davis 'C' (Cora Stebbins SO, Maya Sprinsock SR, Lauren Damian JR, Kaitlin Leung FR), 1:51.94; 5. UC Davis 'B' (Lexy Troup SO, Hailey Ferko SO, Elise Roberts FR, Marrisa La Freniere FR), x1:53.80; 6. UC Davis 'D' (Ali Paris JR, Madeline Benavidez SO, Joann Liang JR, Caroline Weston JR), x1:56.40.
Women 100 Yard Backstroke: 1. Hilvy Cheung, UC Davis, 57.86; 2. Lauren Damian, UC Davis, 59.69; 3. Kirsten Brand, UC Davis, 1:00.35; 4. Samantha Shellem, UC Davis, x1:00.42; 7. Cora Stebbins, UC Davis, x1:02.97; 9. Marrisa La Freniere, UC Davis, x1:03.34.
Women 100 Yard Breaststroke: 1. Rachel Dekar, LMU, 1:06.30; 2. Katie Edwards, UC Davis, 1:07.00; 4. Hailey Ferko, UC Davis, 1:08.68; 5. Elise Roberts, UC Davis, 1:08.74; 6. Caroline Weston, UC Davis, x1:09.42; Exh. Sabrina Cochrane, UC Davis, X1:08.17; Exh. Madeline Benavidez, UC Davis, X1:10.54; Exh. Sarah Winters, UC Davis, X1:12.60.
Women 50 Yard Freestyle: 1. Kjirsten Magnuson, LMU, 24.18; 2. Haley Porter, UC Davis, 24.24; 3. Katie Edwards, UC Davis, 24.78; 4. Samantha Shellem, UC Davis, 24.89; 7. Kaitlin Leung, UC Davis, x25.71; Exh. Hilary Hunt, UC Davis, X24.12; Exh. Kirsten Brand, UC Davis, X25.02; Exh. Hailey Ferko, UC Davis, X25.53; Exh. Lauren Damian, UC Davis, X25.90; Exh. Liliana Alvarez, UC Davis, X26.10; Exh. Madeline Benavidez, UC Davis, X26.87.
Women 100 Yard Freestyle: 1. Haley Porter, UC Davis-CA, 52.02; 2. Samantha Shellem, UC Davis-CA, 53.53; 5. Marrisa La Freniere, UC Davis-CA, 54.81; 8. Joann Liang, UC Davis-CA, x56.04; 9. Marilyn Carey, UC Davis-CA, x56.85.
Women 200 Yard Backstroke: 1. Kjirsten Magnuson, Loy. Marymount-CA, 2:05.71; 2. Hilvy Cheung, UC Davis-CA, 2:07.39; 3. Lexy Troup, UC Davis-CA, 2:12.93; 4. Cora Stebbins, UC Davis-CA, 2:14.25; 5. Lauren Damian, UC Davis-CA, x2:16.64; 6. Jessica Nicholson, UC Davis-CA, x2:19.43; 8. Cara Silvas, UC Davis-CA, x2:24.52; --. Kirsten Brand, UC Davis-CA, X2:09.59; --. Marissa Brown, UC Davis-CA, X2:16.48.
Women 100 Yard Butterfly: 1. Hannah Calton, Loy. Marymount-CA, 57.32; 2. Katie Edwards, UC Davis-CA, 58.78; 3. Lauren Damian, UC Davis-CA, 59.02; 4. Sabrina Cochrane, UC Davis-CA, 59.21; 6. Marrisa La Freniere, UC Davis-CA, x1:00.42; 7. Kaitlin Leung, UC Davis-CA, x1:01.09; 8. Ali Paris, UC Davis-CA, x1:01.12; 9. Hailey Ferko, UC Davis-CA, x1:01.16.
Women 200 Yard IM: 1. Sabrina Cochrane, UC Davis-CA, 2:07.97; 3. Sam Rados, UC Davis-CA, 2:12.03; 5. Madeline Benavidez, UC Davis-CA, 2:19.02; 6. Sarah Winters, UC Davis-CA, x2:21.67; Exh. Marissa Brown, UC Davis-CA, X2:11.94; Exh. Lexy Troup, UC Davis-CA, X2:14.83; Exh. Cara Silvas, UC Davis-CA, X2:18.73; Exh. Ali Paris, UC Davis-CA, X2:19.12; Exh. Jessica Nicholson, UC Davis-CA, X2:20.27; Exh. Marilyn Carey, UC Davis-CA, X2:28.05.
Women 200 Yard Freestyle Relay: 1. LMU 'A' (Hannah Calton FR, Kristen Clarno SO, Lauren Saylor SR, Kjirsten Magnuson JR), 1:38.54; 2. UC Davis 'A' (Liliana Alvarez SR, Devon Demont SR, Jessica Nicholson SR, Sabrina Cochrane SR), 1:43.14; 5. UC Davis 'B' (Sarah Winters SR, Jennifer Meyer SR, Emily Rodgers SR, Katie Edwards SR), 1:48.47; 6. UC Davis 'C' (Maya Sprinsock SR, Lauren Jesse SR, Joann Liang JR, Haley Porter SR), x1:53.21.
Women 1-Meter Diving: 1. Audrey DeNeffe, UC Davis-CA, 264.15; 2. Lucy Lafranchise, UC Davis-CA, 261.90; 3. Jennifer Meyer, UC Davis-CA, 248.25; 4. Serena Yee, UC Davis-CA, x247.00; 5. Lauren Jesse, UC Davis-CA, x245.85; 6. Shannon Stewart, UC Davis-CA, x243.00; 7. Hanna Tears, UC Davis-CA, x238.05.
Women 3-Meter Diving: 1. Hanna Tears, UC Davis-CA, 284.25; 2. Shannon Stewart, UC Davis-CA, 270.30; 3. Jennifer Meyer, UC Davis-CA, 267.60; 4. Lucy Lafranchise, UC Davis-CA, x258.60; 5. Serena Yee, UC Davis-CA, x256.95; 6. Audrey DeNeffe, UC Davis-CA, x253.35; 7. Lauren Jesse, UC Davis-CA, x222.00.