A Trio Of PCSC Titles For The Men; Jennings Sets School Record For The Women

Michelle Jennings set the new school standard in the 500 freestyle.
 
Michelle Jennings set the new school standard in the 500 freestyle.
 

Feb. 12, 2004

Day 2 Results

LONG BEACH, Calif. - UC Davis captured three event championships on Thursday night at the Pacific Collegiate Swim Championships at Belmont Plaza Pool, while Michelle Jennings set a school record in the 500-yard freestyle for the women, as both teams finished the day in second place.

The Aggie men have 404 points through six events, trailing defending champion Cal State Bakersfield by just 37 points, while the UC Davis women have 379 points and are in second place behind leader UC San Diego. The Tritons have 526 points with seven events completed.

UC Davis won three of four events on the men's side Thursday as junior Matt Casto won the 200 individual medley in 1 minute, 49.74 seconds, missing by the slimmest of margins the school record of 1:49.73 set by John Keppeler at the 1993 NCAA Division II Championships.

The Aggies also received an impressive win from Patrick Jacobson, who won the 50 free in a season-best time of 20.88. Jacobson became the Aggies' second straight 50 free winner at the PCSC Championships, joining John Smith who captured the title last year.

UC Davis' 200 free relay team of Kevin Williams, Jacobson, Kevin Bacharach and Casto capped the Aggies' strong day by winning a season-best time of 1:24.55. UC Davis edged UC San Diego, which was second in 1:24.60. The Aggies also finished first in the 200 free relay at the meet in 1999 and 2002.

Jennings had the Aggie women's best showing of the day, winning the 500 free in a school record time of 5:01.06. She eclipsed the previous mark of 5:01.16 set by teammate Yuka Kobayashi last season. Jennings is the program's first PCSC champion in the 500 free and just the third Aggie swimmer to win a women's event title overall.

 

 

Vanessa Salle was third n the 200 individual medley in 2:06.75 while freshman Hannah Watanabe was sixth in the 50 free in 24.31. UC Davis placed third in the 200 free relay in 1:37.34.

The meet continues its four-day run on Friday. It concludes on Saturday.

PACIFIC COLLEGIATE SWIM CHAMPIONSHIPS
Belmont Plaza Pool (Long Beach, Calif.)
Day 2 of 4
Winners plus UC Davis

MEN'S RESULTS (through 6 events)
TEAM STANDINGS - 1. Cal St. Bakersfield 441; 2. UC Davis 404; 3. UC San Diego 355; 4. Cal Baptist 240; 5. Seattle 235; 6. Central Washington 227; 7. UC Santa Cruz, 197; 8. San Francisco State 135; 9. Texas-Permian Basin 128; 9. Chapman 46.

500 FREESTYLE - 1. Greg Munoz, CSUB, 4:40.67... 5. Daniel Jablonski, 4:40.48; 10. Ryan Driscoll, 4:45.16; 21. Kaleb Wallen, 4:57.73; 25. Matt Roper: 4:40.57; 27. Jeff McGee, 4:49.72; 29. Eli Novichenok, 4:53.59; 30. Vincent Mecozzi, 4:53.82; 31. Jacob Damante, 4:55.08; 33. Patrick Jacobson, 4:58.10.

200 INDIVIDUAL MEDLEY - 1. Matt Casto, UCD, 1:49.74... 3. Eddie Fernandez, 1:55.06; 4. Matt Jones, 1:55.55; 10. Kyle Payne, 1:55.77; 15. Craig Gawlick, 1:58.61 (1:57.35); 25. Mike Fahy, 1:56.31; 26. Jacob Damante, 2:01.80; 28. Vincent Mecozzi, 2:02.02; 30. Cameron Poya, 2:03.12; 37. Chris Cunningham, 2:07,64; 38. Matt Arndt, 2:08.11; 39. Kyle Wooldridge, 2:08.70.

50 FREESTYLE - 1. Patrick Jacobson, UCD, 20.80... 4. Kevin Williams, 21.13; 21. Kevin Bacharach, 22.06 (21.98); 43. Matt Crawford, 22.04; 45. Brandon Bireley, 22.20; 52. Jeff McGee, 22.82; 57. Matt Arndt, 23.66; 67. Chris Cunningham, 24.41.

200 FREESTYLE RELAY- 1. UC Davis (Kevin Williams, Patrick Jacobson, Kevin Bacharach, Matt Casto), 1:24.55... 9. UC Davis B (Cameron Poya, Matt Jones, Matt Roper, Kyle Woolridge), 1:28.11; 11. UC Davis C (Jacob Damante, Eddie Fernandez, Craig Gawlick, Mike Fahy), 1:28.94.

WOMEN'S RESULTS (through 7 events)
TEAM STANDINGS - 1. UC San Diego 526; 2. UC Davis 379; 3. San Diego 343; 4. Pepperdine 330; 5. Cal St. Bakersfield 295; 6. Seattle 254; 7. UC Santa Cruz 235; 8. Cal Baptist 204; 9. Loyola Marymount 184; 10. Chapman 124; 11. San Francisco State 115; 12. Central Washington 96; 13. Cal St. Hayward 86; 14. Texas-Permian Basin 52.

500 FREESTYLE - 1. Sophie Levy, UCSD, 4:59.11... 2. Michelle Jennings, 5:01.06; 13. Rachelle Compton, 5:09.59; 22. Laura Leppke, 5:18.75 (5:16.89); 23. Lisa Petersen, 5:19.85 (5:15.16); 26. Abbey Cornell, 5:13.05; 27. Debbie Seiler, 5:17.50; 34. Jelene Hackbarth, 5:30.57.

200 INDIVIDUAL MEDLEY - 1. Ashley Swart, USD, 2:04.79... 3. Vanessa Sallee, 2:06.75; 8. Zahra Shahalayi, 2:11.55 (2:10.29); 16. Christy Droubay, 2:15.18 (2:13.82); 25. Michelle Jennings, 2:10.76; 26. Ashley Elgas 2;12.94; 28. Alex Ricks, 2:14.48; 29. Abbey Cornell, 2:14.73; 32. Cecilia Macchiavelli, 2:16.22; 36. Marty McCrimming, 2:17.81; 37. Rebecca Tukua, 2:18.14; 43. Carlene Laurence, 2:19.21; 46. Jelene Hackbarth, 2:20.57; 48. Kim Hills, 2:21.12.

50 FREESTYLE - 1. Loni Burton, CSUB, 23.39... 6. Hannah Watanabe, 24.31; 17. Jessica Weeks, 24.70; 31. Katie Griffin, 25.51 (25.49); 43. Zahra Shahalayi, 25.24; 48. Lisa Petersen, 25.69; 52. Rachelle Compton, 25.77; 58. Debbie Seiler, 25.95; 62. Carlene Laurence, 26.13; 74. Sara Morrell, 26.42; 78. Cecilia Macchiavelli, 26.67; 90. Kim Hills, 27.15; 91. Liz Knight, 27.25.

200 FREESTYLE RELAY - 1. UC San Diego, 1:35.64... 3. UC Davis (Hannah Watanabe, Vanessa Sallee, Jessica Weeks, Yuka Kobayashi), 1:37.34; 18. UC Davis B (Christy Droubay, Rebecca Tukua, Laura Leppke, Carlene Laurence), 1:44.49.