Aggies hold fifth after day two at MPSF

Feb. 15, 2018

MPSF Championships - Day 2 Complete Results

MONTEREY PARK, Calif.
— Four Aggies advanced to championship finals and nine more went on to earn second swims and dives on the day, helping UC Davis maintain its fifth place standing as a team after two complete days of competition at the 2018 Mountain Pacific Sports Federation Championships on Thursday in Southern California.

Hawai’i continues to pace the field with 319 points, while UC Santa Barbara remains in second with 200 points. Pacific moved up one spot into third place with 189 points and BYU moved into fourth with 168 points. The Aggies finished day two ahead of Cal Poly and San Diego with 161 points.

Junior Nina Gonzalez opened the day with a ninth-place finish in the prelims of the 500 freestyle (4:55.49), and went on to win the consolation final later in the day with a season-best time of 4:52.14. Gonzalez jumped up three spots in the Aggie record books to currently rank fourth in the 500 free in the UC Davis top 10 list.

The Aggies then tacked on 29 points in the 200 IM with Eva Chung and Iris Brand advancing to the championship final, and Kyla Leacox earning a second swim in the consolation final. After finishing sixth in the prelims with her season-best time of 2:04.14, Chung placed seventh overall in the finals with a time of 2:04.79, while Brand finished seventh in the prelims with her season-best time of 2:04.74 and touched eighth overall in the finals with a time of 2:05.52. Leacox went on to finish 11th overall with her season-best time of 2:04.46 while Junior Solie Laughlin posted the second fastest time by a UC Davis swimmer this season in the event with an exhibition swim of 2:02.42.

Four Aggies earned second swims in the 50 free, with Jamie Pincin jumping up from 15th place in the prelims (23.64) to 11th place in the consolation final, setting a season-best time of 23.46. Mia Cunnan ended the day in 19th place with a time of 23.70, Ali Sena added a 20th place finish with a time of 23.78, and Courtney Schultz touched 21st overall with a time of 23.80.

UC Davis then closed out the swimming portion by finishing fifth in the 200 free relay with a season-best time of 1:32.59.

Meanwhile at the Rose Bowl Aquatics Center in Pasadena, Calif., the divers kicked off their first day of competition led by senior Angelina Proshak, who finished seventh in the championship round with a score of 235.90. Finishing on the heels of Proshak was junior Jessica Fernandez who finished eighth on the day with 231.30 points, while freshman Katie Truong won the consolation final with a score of 249.15—the second highest score by an Aggie diver this season—and Inessa Toropov ended the day 14th overall with a score of 224.20.

Day three of the MPSF championships begins tomorrow Feb. 16 at 10 a.m. with the prelims in the 100 fly, 400 IM, 200 free, 100 breaststroke, and 100 back with finals in those events plus the 400 medley relay later in the day at 6 p.m. The preliminary round of the women’s 3-meter program will begin at 11 a.m. with finals scheduled to start at 12:45 p.m.

2018 MPSF SWIMMING & DIVING CHAMPIONSHIPS
Monterey Park, Calif. - East Los Angeles College (Swimming)
Pasadena, Calif. - Rose Bowl Aquatics Center (Diving)
Feb. 15, 2018

(Winners plus UC Davis student-athletes)

TEAM SCORES (after day two)
1. Hawai’i - 319
2. UC Santa Barbara - 200
3. Pacific - 189
4. BYU - 168
5. UC Davis - 161
6. Cal Poly - 120
7. San Diego - 104

WOMEN’S 500 YARD FREESTYLE: 1. Phoebe Hines (Hawai’i), 4:40.45; 9. Nina Gonzalez (UC Davis), 4:52.14… PRELIMS: 1. Phoebe Hines (Hawai’i), 4:42.48; 9. Nina Gonzalez (UC Davis), 4:55.49; 20. Paige Lampron (UC Davis), 5:05.36; 27. Olivia Smith (UC Davis), 5:10.03; —. Angelica Nowack (UC Davis), X5:11.68.

WOMEN’S 200 YARD IM: 1. Franziska Weidner (Hawai’i), 1:55.92; 7. Eva Chung (UC Davis), 2:04.79; 8. Iris Brand (UC Davis), 2:05.52; 11. Kyla Leacox (UC Davis), 2:04.46; 21. Laura Lampron (UC Davis), 2:08.96… PRELIMS: 1. Franziska Weidner (Hawai’i), 1:56.21; 6. Eva Chung (UC Davis), 2:04.14; 7. Iris Brand (UC Davis), 2:04.74; 13. Kyla Leacox (UC Davis), 2:06.69; 24. Laura Lampron (UC Davis), 2:09.49; 26. Kirstin Schumann (UC Davis), 2:09.55; 28. Tori Kaleta (UC Davis), 2:10.10; —. Solie Laughlin (UC Davis), X2:02.42; —. Elise Wright (UC Davis), X2:10.27.

WOMEN’S 50 YARD FREESTYLE: 1. Kenna Ramey (Pacific), 22.50; 11. Jamie Pincin (UC Davis), 23.46; 19. Mia Cunnan (UC Davis), 23.70; 20. Ali Sena (UC Davis), 23.78; 21. Courtney Schultz (UC Davis), 23.80… PRELIMS: 1. Kenna Ramey (Pacific), 22.96; 15. Jamie Pincin (UC Davis), 23.64; 17. Mia Cunnan (UC Davis), 23.68; 19. Courtney Schultz (UC Davis), 23.74; 21. Ali Sena (UC Davis), 23.89; —. Aislinn Dresel (UC Davis), X23.92; —. Cora McClelland (UC Davis), X24.71; —. Kyla Leacox (UC Davis), X24.90; —. Jordan Owyoung (UC Davis), 24.93; —. Tori Kaleta (UC Davis), X25.92.

WOMEN’S 1-METER DIVING: 1. Ivy Houser (Hawai’i), 276.00; 7. Angelina Proshak (UC Davis), 235.90; 8. Jessica Fernandez (UC Davis), 231.30; 9. Katie Truong (UC Davis), 249.15; 14. Inessa Toropov (UC Davis), 224.20 …PRELIMS: 1.Ivy Houser (Hawai’i), 267.55; 6. Jessica Fernandez (UC Davis), 236.20; 8. Angelina Proshak (UC Davis), 230.05; 9. Katie Truong (UC Davis), 228.55; 11. Inessa Toropov (UC Davis), 223.75; 17. Amanda Chau (UC Davis), 201.55; 19. Ani Vemury (UC Davis), 198.20; 20. Allie Autrey (UC Davis), 197.95.

WOMEN’S 200 YARD FREESTYLE RELAY: 1. Hawai’i “A” (Hansen, Weidner, Schmidt, Thorsen), 1:30.84; 5. UC Davis “A” (Courtney Schultz, Mia Cunnan, Jamie Pincin, Ali Sena), 1:32.59.

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