Feb. 11, 2004
LONG BEACH, Calif. - UC Davis edged Cal State Bakersfield in the men's 200-yard medley relay on Wednesday night while the Aggie women set a school record in the 800 freestyle relay, highlighting Wednesday's opening day at the Pacific Collegiate Swim Conference Championships at Belmont Plaza Pool.
Through two events, the men's team has 118 points, just two behind defending champion Cal State Bakersfield while the women are in third with 112, only six points back of UC San Diego.
The Aggie men posted a season-best time of 1 minute, 33:07 seconds in the 200 medley relay, defeating the Roadrunners who were a close second in 1:33.52. Kyle Wooldridge, Eddie Fernandez, Matt Casto and Patrick Jacobson made up the Aggies' conference championship relay.
UC Davis had a record-setting 800 free relay for the second consecutive year as Vanessa Sallee, Rachelle Compton, Michelle Jennings and Yuka Kobayashi finished second on Wednesday with a time of 7:39.91. That mark broke the previous school record of 7:42.55 established at last year's PCSC Championships. Sallee and Compton swam on that team as well.
Women's 3-meter diving was contested on Wednesday but the scores have yet to be added into the team totals. Kira Bonini was the Aggies' top finisher, scoring 328.90 points and placing 10th. Hannah Ures was 11th with 317 and Cyndie Thompson as 12th with 316.60. Lauren Eger and Valerie Moore were 14th and 15th, respectively.
Wednesday's opening action was limited with Thursday's schedule featuring the first individual swim events. UC Davis is participating in its final PCSC Championships before entering Big West Conference competion in 2005. This year's meet concludes on Saturday night.
UC Davis captured last year's PCSC championship on the women's side.
PACIFIC COLLEGIATE SWIM CHAMPIONSHIPS
Belmont Plaza Pool (Long Beach, Calif.)
Day 1 of 4
Winners plus UC Davis
MEN'S RESULTS (through 2 events)
TEAM STANDINGS - 1. Cal St. Bakersfield 120; 2. UC Davis 118; 3. UC San Diego 108; 4. Seattle 104; 5. Cal Baptist 100; 6. UC Santa Cruz, 98; 7. Central Washington 92; 8. San Francisco St. 88.
200 MEDLEY RELAY - 1. UC Davis (Kyle Wooldridge, Eddie Fernandez, Matt Casto, Pat Jacobson), 1:33.07... 10. UC Davis B (Matt Jones, Cameron Poya, Mike Fahy, Kevin Bacharach), 1:37.15; 11. UC Davis C (Eli Novichenok, Chris Cunningham, Kaleb Wallen Brandon Bireley), 1:41.11; 4. UC Davis D (Jacob Damante, Kyle Payne, Matt Arndt, Matt Crawford), DQ.
800 FREE RELAY - 1. Cal St. Bakersfield, 6:48.46... 3. UC Davis (Kevin Williams, Daniel Jablonksi, Craig Gawlick, Matt Roper), 6:56.29; 11. UC Davis B (Ryan Driscoll, Jeff McGee, Jacob Damante, Vincent Mecozzi), 7:14.67
WOMEN'S RESULTS (through 2 events; diving totals not included)
TEAM STANDINGS - 1. UC San Diego 118; 2. San Diego 114; 3. UC Davis 112; 4. Cal St. Bakersfield 106; 5. UC Santa Cruz, Seattle 98; 7. Pepperdine 92; 8. Loyola Marymount 90; 9. Cal Baptist 80; 10. Chapman 66; 11. San Francisco St., Central Washington 62; 13. Cal St. Hayward 58.
200 MEDLEY RELAY - 1. UC San Diego, 1:46.78... 2. UC Davis (Yuka Kobayashi, Zahra Shahalayi, Hannah Watanabe, Jessica Weeks), 1:47.31; 16. UC Davis B (Liz Knight, Rebecca Tukua, Abbey Cornell, Katie Griffin), 1:53.48; 17. UC Davis C (Sara Morrell, Ashley Elgas, Debbie Seiler, Lisa Petersen), 1:53.55.
800 FREE RELAY - 1. San Diego, 7:36.25... 2. UC Davis (Vanessa Sallee, Rachelle Compton, Michelle Jennings, Yuka Kobayashi), 7:39.91; 14. Christy Droubay, Laura Leppke, Katie Griffine, Abbey Cornell), 7:53.67.