Aggie Women Break Five Records In Dual With Irvine

Michelle Jennings broke her own 1,000 freestyle record for the fourth time this season.<br>(Mike Robles, Media Relations)
 
Michelle Jennings broke her own 1,000 freestyle record for the fourth time this season.
(Mike Robles, Media Relations)
 

Jan. 28, 2005

Complete Results

DAVIS, Calif. - The UC Davis women broke five school records, including both relays, to highlight a men's and women's Big West Conference swimming and diving dual meet against UC Irvine Friday at Schaal Aquatics Center. The visiting Anteaters swept the meet, picking up a 183-117 win in the men's competition and a 179-121 victory in the women's meet.

The Aggie women fall to 14-5 on the season, while the men move to 4-9 overall.

In the day's first event, the 200-yard medley relay squad of Yuka Kobayashi, Ashley Cayford, Hannah Wtanabe and Renee Dyer posted a second-place time of one minute, 46.01 seconds, beating its six-day-old previous record by more than a half-second. Then, in the final women's race, the 400 free relay team of Watanabe, Jill Olson, Kobayashi and Dyer posted a winning time of 3:30.84, surpassing the previous school mark sat at UC Santa Barbara on January 15.

The three broken individual Aggie records comprise Michelle Jennings' third-place mark of 10:20.88, Dyer's winning 1:52.23 in the 200 free and Ashley Cayford's victorious 1:05.51 in the 100 breast. Each swimmer set the previous record in those respective events earlier in the 2004-05 season.

"I think we expect more out of our swimmers and they rise to meet our expectations," said UC Davis head women's coach Barbara Jahn. "We tell them that they can score a school record. It plants a seed.

"Having such good head-to-head competition only makes us better. When we swim against teams like Irvine, it gets us in the habit of racing hard and not backing down. We've programmed ourselves for when we have to swim really fast."

Freshman Nik Kemp was a double-winner for the UC Davis men's team. He won the 200 free at 1:43.06, beating second-place Eric Reilly of UCI by a mere tenth of a second. Kemp later captured the 100 free with a 47.66 mark, then swam the second leg of the Aggies' winning 400 free relay squad. The foursome of Jason Kim, Kemp, Ryan Tucker and Peter Hagens recorded a season-best 3:08.06 to conclude the meet.

 

 

"We swam well. We picked up where we left off against Bakersfield," said Aggie men's head coach Pete Motekaitis, referring to last weekend's dual with defending D-II champion Cal St. Bakersfield. "Our times are getting faster. We're continuing to progress. I think we'll be pleased with our times at conference."

The Anteater women were led by Chelsea Nagata, who handily won the 100 backstroke at 57.31, 50 free at 23.88 and 100 fly at 56.68. She also anchored Irvine's first-place 200 medley relay squad, which nipped UC Davis' school-record effort with a 1:45.33 time. Diver Jackie Jones was a double-event winner for UCI, claiming the 3-meter board at 273.45 and the 1-meter board at 257.57.

Freshman Russell Taylor was another highlight for the Aggie men, posting lifetime bests in both the 100 and 200 breaststrokes. His 100 mark of 57.95 was second by just .09 to defending Big West Conference champion Dan Simonsen, while his second-place 2:05.21 in the 200-yard race trailed Simonsen by less than six-tenths.

The Anteaters' Mike Cohee was the lone triple-event winner in the men's competition. He won the 100 backstroke at 51.64, captured the 200 back with a 1:54.75 and took the 500 free with a 4:37.25 time. Anton Slobounov won both diving boards for UCI, posting a 280.65 total on the low board then a 263.25 score at 3-meters. Slobounov is the defending Big West champion in each event.

Both UC Davis teams conclude their dual seasons at Pacific on February 5, then will prepare for the Big West Conference championships on February 23-26. The swimming and diving teams are the first Aggie programs to be declared eligible for the conference championships, as voted by the league's coaches before the season.

WOMEN'S TEAM SCORES: UC Irvine 179, UC Davis 121

Women's 200 Yard Medley Relay - 1, UC Irvine `A' (Kim Do, Katina Economides, Ashley DePaul, Chelsea Nagata ), 1:45.33; 2, UC Davis `A' (Yuka Kobayashi, Ashley Cayford, Hannah Watanabe , Renee Dyer ), 1:46.01; 3, UC Davis `B' (Jennifer Ginsberg, Jessica Lee, Abbey Cornell, Melanie Covert ), 1:51.04; 4, UC Davis `C' (Michelle Janitski , Ashley Elgas, Deborah Seiler, Emily Hughes ), x1:56.00; 5, UC Davis `D' (Cassie Torres, Jaki Braggin, Cecilia Macchiavelli, Jessica Weeks ), x1:58.99.

Women's 1000 Yard Freestyle - 1, Alexis Sheridan, UC Irvine, 10:19.35; 2, Lara Bjargardottir, UC Irvine, 10:19.97; 3, Michelle Jennings, UC Davis, 10:20.88; 4, Megan Baker, UC Irvine, 10:31.73; 5, Bergen Beck, UC Davis, 10:36.92; 6, Rachelle Compton, UC Davis, 10:42.23; 7, Kim Miller, UC Irvine, x10:49.13; 8, Lisa Petersen, UC Davis, x10:57.62.

Women's 200 Yard Freestyle - 1, Renee Dyer, UC Davis, 1:52.23; 2, Jill Olson, UC Davis, 1:54.75; 3, Ashley DePaul, UC Irvine, 1:56.47; 4, Lara Bjargardottir, UC Irvine, 1:56.58; 5, Julie Tracy, UC Davis, 1:57.61; 6, Katina Economides, UC Irvine, 1:59.67; 7, Laura Leppke, UC Davis, x1:59.94; 8, Christina Venturacci, UC Irvine, x2:01.25; 9, Renu Rehal, UC Davis, x2:15.16.

Women's 100 Yard Backstroke - 1, Chelsea Nagata, UC Irvine, 57.31; 2, Kim Do, UC Irvine, 57.63; 3, Mai Tajima, UC Irvine, 58.77; 4, Jennifer Ginsberg, UC Davis, 59.47; 5, Melanie Covert, UC Davis, 1:01.68; 6, Melissa Wong, UC Irvine, x1:02.45; 7, Michelle Janitski, UC Davis, 1:03.64; 8, Cassie Torres, UC Davis, x1:03.81; 9, Katie Griffin, UC Davis, x1:05.64.

Women's 100 Yard Breaststroke - 1, Ashley Cayford, UC Davis, 1:05.51; 2, Aubrie Smallwood, UC Irvine, 1:05.72; 3, Katina Economides, UC Irvine, 1:06.23; 4, Jessica Lee, UC Davis, 1:07.73; 5, Joy Tanizaki, UC Irvine, 1:08.64; 6, Ashley Elgas, UC Davis, 1:09.23; 7, Kim Miller, UC Irvine, x1:09.67; 8, Cecilia Macchiavelli, UC Davis, x1:11.61; 9, Jaki Braggin, UC Davis, x1:12.34.

Women's 200 Yard Butterfly - 1, Yuka Kobayashi, UC Davis, 2:05.12; 2, Hannah Watanabe, UC Davis, 2:06.48; 3, Ashley DePaul, UC Irvine, 2:07.70; 4, Deborah Seiler, UC Davis, 2:11.88; 5, Abbey Cornell, UC Davis, x2:12.70; 6, Christina Venturacci, UC Irvine, 2:13.33; 7, Alexis Sheridan, UC Irvine, 2:17.66; 8, Carlene Laurence, UC Davis, x2:17.83.

Women's 50 Yard Freestyle - 1, Chelsea Nagata, UC Irvine, 23.88; 2, Jill Olson, UC Davis, 24.47; 3, Kim Do, UC Irvine, 24.78; 4, Rian Wise, UC Irvine, 24.88; 5, Emily Hughes, UC Davis, 25.78; 6, Rachelle Compton, UC Davis, 26.01; 7, Jessica Weeks, UC Davis, x26.22; 8, Christina Daniel, UC Davis, x27.38; 9, Lyndsey Gregson, UC Davis, x27.47; 10, Jaki Braggin, UC Davis, x29.35.

Women's 3 mtr Diving - 1, Jackie Jones, UC Irvine, 273.45; 2, Franny Brittle, UC Irvine, 247.20; 3, Krysta Chaldekas, UC Davis, 235.73; 4, Joanna Pabst, UC Davis, 211.73; 5, Kelly Janicki, UC Irvine, 194.70; 6, Hannah Ures, UC Davis, 191.25; 7, Ashley Haney, UC Davis, x176.70; 8, Michelle Hashemi, UC Irvine, x162.30.

Women's 100 Yard Freestyle - 1, Renee Dyer, UC Davis, 51.42; 2, Jill Olson, UC Davis, 53.51; 3, Rian Wise, UC Irvine, 54.37; 4, Katina Economides, UC Irvine, 54.50; 5, Melissa Wong, UC Irvine, 54.86; 6, Melanie Covert, UC Davis, 54.97; 7, Rachelle Compton, UC Davis, x55.46; 8, Emily Hughes, UC Davis, x57.54; 9, Christina Daniel, UC Davis, x59.98; 10, Renu Rehal, UC Davis, x1:03.74.

Women's 200 Yard Backstroke - 1, Kim Do, UC Irvine, 2:04.75; 2, Yuka Kobayashi, UC Davis, 2:06.46; 3, Mai Tajima, UC Irvine, 2:07.15; 4, Jennifer Ginsberg, UC Davis, 2:09.54; 5, Abbey Cornell, UC Davis, 2:17.19; 6, Katie Griffin, UC Davis, x2:17.81; 7, Cassie Torres, UC Davis, x2:20.06.

Women's 200 Yard Breaststroke - 1, Aubrie Smallwood, UC Irvine, 2:21.16; 2, Megan Baker, UC Irvine, 2:23.66; 3, Ashley Cayford, UC Davis, 2:24.35; 4, Joy Tanizaki, UC Irvine, 2:25.72; 5, Jessica Lee, UC Davis, 2:27.39; 6, Ashley Elgas, UC Davis, 2:29.65; 7, Jaki Braggin, UC Davis, x2:35.26.

Women's 500 Yard Freestyle - 1, Lara Bjargardottir, UC Irvine, 5:03.70; 2, Alexis Sheridan, UC Irvine, 5:07.45; 3, Michelle Jennings, UC Davis, 5:07.74; 4, Ashley DePaul, UC Irvine, 5:09.85; 5, Kim Miller, UC Irvine, x5:10.69; 6, Julie Tracy, UC Davis, 5:16.08; 7, Lisa Petersen, UC Davis, 5:24.18; 8, Laura Leppke, UC Davis, x5:25.32.

Women's 100 Yard Butterfly - 1, Chelsea Nagata, UC Irvine, 56.68; 2, Hannah Watanabe, UC Davis, 58.03; 3, Rian Wise, UC Irvine, 1:00.16; 4, Christina Venturacci, UC Irvine, 1:01.77; 5, Abbey Cornell, UC Davis, 1:02.18; 6, Deborah Seiler, UC Davis, 1:02.53; 7, Carlene Laurence, UC Davis, x1:02.92; 8, Lyndsey Gregson, UC Davis, x1:06.55.

Women's 1 mtr Diving - 1, Jackie Jones, UC Irvine, 257.57; 2, Franny Brittle, UC Irvine, 226.65; 3, Hannah Ures, UC Davis, 214.20; 4, Joanna Pabst, UC Davis, 209.06; 5, Krysta Chaldekas, UC Davis, 194.63; 6, Kelly Janicki, UC Irvine, 194.48; 7, Ashley Haney, UC Davis, x177.45; 8, Michelle Hashemi, UC Irvine, x175.35.

Women's 200 Yard IM - 1, Megan Baker, UC Irvine, 2:09.72; 2, Melissa Wong, UC Irvine, 2:12.42; 3, Bergen Beck, UC Davis, 2:13.99; 4, Ashley Elgas, UC Davis, 2:14.35; 5, Michelle Jennings, UC Davis, 2:14.38; 6, Joy Tanizaki, UC Irvine, 2:17.24; 7, Cecilia Macchiavelli, UC Davis, x2:19.29; 8, Lyndsey Gregson, UC Davis, x2:28.08.

Women's 400 Yard Freestyle Relay - 1, UC Davis `A' (Hannah Watanabe, Jill Olson, Yuka Kobayashi, Renee Dyer ), 3:30.84; 2, UC Irvine `A' (Lara Bjargardottir, Mai Tajima, Rian Wise, Melissa Wong ), 3:35.49; 3, UC Davis `B' (Ashley Cayford, Melanie Covert, Julie Tracy, Jennifer Ginsberg ), 3:40.84; 4, UC Davis `C' (Jessica Weeks, Emily Hughes, Michelle Janitski, Deborah Seiler ), x3:50.42.

MEN'S TEAM SCORES: UC Irvine 183, UC Davis 117

Men's 200 Yard Medley Relay - 1, UC Irvine `A' (Mike Cohee, Dan Simonsen, Eddie Erazo, Steven Egge ), 1:34.58; 2, UC Davis `A' (Jason Kim, Kyle Payne, Russell Taylor, Matt Crawford ), 1:37.36; 3, UC Davis `B' (Adam Pluemer, Ryan Driscoll, Kevin Bacharach, Ryan Tucker ), 1:38.43; 4, UC Irvine `B' (Brian Buchanan, Anders Bolllingmo, Michael Radford, Duke Krautim ), 1:39.71; 5, UC Davis `C' (Andrius Urbaitis, Vincent Mecozzi, Kaleb Wallen, Jeff McGee ), x1:41.17.

Men's 1000 Yard Freestyle - 1, Kareem Adnan, UC Irvine, 9:39.31; 2, Michael Radford, UC Irvine, 9:46.11; 3, Lars Rockholm, UC Davis, 9:49.16; 4, Kyle Leto, UC Davis, 9:55.88; 5, Toki Burke, UC Davis, 10:26.03; 6, Sean O'Grady, UC Irvine, 10:58.74.

Men's 200 Yard Freestyle - 1, Nik Kemp, UC Davis, 1:43.06; 2, Eric Reilly, UC Irvine, 1:43.16; 3, Peter Hagens, UC Davis, 1:45.08; 4, Jason Kim, UC Davis, 1:45.20; 5, Duke Krautim, UC Irvine, 1:45.29; 6, Eddie Erazo, UC Irvine, 1:47.09; 7, Dreason Barry, UC Irvine, x1:47.93; 8, Daniel Jablonski, UC Davis, x1:51.13.

Men's 100 Yard Backstroke - 1, Mike Cohee, UC Irvine, 51.64; 2, Adam Pluemer, UC Davis, 53.20; 3, Brian Buchanan, UC Irvine, 54.42; 4, Andrius Urbaitis, UC Davis, 57.07; 5, Matt Crawford, UC Davis, 57.43; 6, Brandon Bireley, UC Davis, x59.28; 7, Jeff McGee, UC Davis, x1:00.10.

Men's 100 Yard Breaststroke - 1, Dan Simonsen, UC Irvine, 57.86; 2, Russell Taylor, UC Davis, 57.95; 3, Kyle Payne, UC Davis, 59.96; 4, Anders Bolllingmo, UC Irvine, 1:01.66; 5, Vincent Mecozzi, UC Davis, 1:02.95; 6, Ryan Driscoll, UC Davis, x1:03.63; 7, Steven Egge, UC Irvine, 1:04.46.

Men's 200 Yard Butterfly - 1, Eddie Erazo, UC Irvine, 1:54.02; 2, Michael Radford, UC Irvine, 1:56.72; 3, Duke Krautim, UC Irvine, 1:56.97; 4, Toki Burke, UC Davis, 1:58.19; 5, Kareem Adnan, UC Irvine, x1:59.05; 6, Kaleb Wallen, UC Davis, 2:00.06.

Men's 50 Yard Freestyle - 1, Eric Reilly, UC Irvine, 21.54; 2, Randall Tom, UC Irvine, 21.62; 3, Steven Egge, UC Irvine, 21.99; 4, Ryan Tucker, UC Davis, 22.03; 5, Travis Williams, UC Davis, 22.15; 6, Matt Crawford, UC Davis, 22.20; 7, Kevin Bacharach, UC Davis, x22.22; 8, Brandon Bireley, UC Davis, x22.79; 9, Sean O'Grady, UC Irvine, x23.21.

Men's 1 mtr Diving - 1, Anton Slobounov, UC Irvine, 280.65; 2, Brad Kern, UC Davis, 260.24; 3, Evan Mitchell, UC Irvine, 204.98; 4, Yoshio Akaha, UC Davis, 202.20; 5, Kevin Reagle, UC Davis, 191.63; 6, Keith Abbott, UC Davis, x188.55; 7, Craig Hartstein, UC Davis, x188.33; 8, Jeff Bonenfant, UC Irvine, 177.23; 9, Stephen Lee, UC Davis, x159.00; 10, Sean Snowden, UC Irvine, x134.40.

Men's 100 Yard Freestyle - 1, Nik Kemp, UC Davis, 47.66; 2, Peter Hagens, UC Davis, 47.68; 3, Steven Egge, UC Irvine, 48.63; 4, Sean O'Grady, UC Irvine, 49.56; 5, Travis Williams, UC Davis, 50.78; 6, Jeff McGee, UC Davis, x52.14; 7, Daniel Jablonski, UC Davis, x53.13.

Men's 200 Yard Backstroke - 1, Mike Cohee, UC Irvine, 1:54.75; 2, Duke Krautim, UC Irvine, 1:56.82; 3, Brian Buchanan, UC Irvine, 1:56.99; 4, Adam Pluemer, UC Davis, 1:57.18; 5, Jason Kim, UC Davis, 1:57.20; 6, Dreason Barry, UC Irvine, x2:04.84.

Men's 200 Yard Breaststroke - 1, Dan Simonsen, UC Irvine, 2:05.21; 2, Russell Taylor, UC Davis, 2:05.78; 3, Randall Tom, UC Irvine, 2:08.78; 4, Kyle Payne, UC Davis, 2:09.36; 5, Vincent Mecozzi, UC Davis, 2:14.73; 6, Ryan Driscoll, UC Davis, x2:21.72.

Men's 500 Yard Freestyle - 1, Mike Cohee, UC Irvine, 4:37.25; 2, Kareem Adnan, UC Irvine, 4:43.11; 3, Nik Kemp, UC Davis, 4:45.90; 4, Kyle Leto, UC Davis, 4:46.03; 5, Lars Rockholm, UC Davis, 4:56.89.

Men's 100 Yard Butterfly - 1, Eddie Erazo, UC Irvine, 50.57; 2, Kaleb Wallen, UC Davis, 52.27; 3, Michael Radford, UC Irvine, 52.73; 4, Eric Reilly, UC Irvine, 53.04; 5, Kevin Bacharach, UC Davis, 53.57; 6, Ryan Tucker, UC Davis, 53.82; 7, Anders Bolllingmo, UC Irvine, x53.93; 8, Toki Burke, UC Davis, x54.41; 9, Andrius Urbaitis, UC Davis, x54.72.

Men's 3 mtr Diving - 1, Anton Slobounov, UC Irvine, 263.25; 2, Brad Kern, UC Davis, 258.53; 3, Kevin Reagle, UC Davis, 198.00; 4, Yoshio Akaha, UC Davis, 195.60; 5, Jeff Bonenfant, UC Irvine, 184.28; 6, Craig Hartstein, UC Davis, x177.98; 7, Keith Abbott, UC Davis, x173.40; 8, Evan Mitchell, UC Irvine, 168.30; 9, Stephen Lee, UC Davis, x158.48; 10, Sean Snowden, UC Irvine, x121.80.

Men's 200 Yard IM - 1, Randall Tom, UC Irvine, 1:55.05; 2, Russell Taylor, UC Davis, 1:57.15; 3, Dreason Barry, UC Irvine, 1:57.27; 4, Kyle Payne, UC Davis, 1:59.15; 5, Brian Buchanan, UC Irvine, 2:00.80; 6, Vincent Mecozzi, UC Davis, 2:04.28; 7, Andrius Urbaitis, UC Davis, x2:05.63; 8, Anders Bolllingmo, UC Irvine, x2:11.43.

Men's 400 Yard Freestyle Relay - 1, UC Davis `A' (Jason Kim, Nik Kemp, Ryan Tucker, Peter Hagens ), 3:08.06; 2, UC Irvine `A' (Eric Reilly, Sean O'Grady, Dreason Barry, Randall Tom ), 3:11.80; 3, UC Davis `B' (Kaleb Wallen, Kevin Bacharach, Matt Crawford, Travis Williams ), 3:14.91; 4, UC Davis `D' (Adam Pluemer, Daniel Jablonski, Ryan Driscoll, Brandon Bireley ), x3:24.54; 5, UC Davis `C' (Toki Burke, Jeff McGee, Kyle Leto, Lars Rockholm ), x3:25.39.