Foley Captures 50 Free Title On Day Two At MPSF Meet

Katie Edwards had a lifetime best in the 200 yard IM

Feb. 16, 2012

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MONTEREY PARK, Calif. - Kayleigh Foley won the 50 yard freestyle to earn the first individual title for the UC Davis women's swimming team, as the Aggies moved into third place on day two at the MPSF Championship meet Thursday at East Los Angeles College.

Foley won her second consecutive individual title in the 50 free at the MPSF Championships, recording a season best and NCAA "B" Standard time of 22.78. UC Davis had a total of three NCAA "B" Standard times on day two.

The Aggies currently sit in third place with a total of 185 points through 13 events. UC Santa Barbara leads the group with 258 points and has a slight edge over BYU, who holds second place with 244.5 points.

Starting the evening with the 500 yard freestyle, Bridget Bugbee had a season best in the consolation finals, finishing in 11th with a time of 4:55.31. Grace Benefield added a season best time of her own with a 4:59.27 mark.

Katie Edwards had a lifetime best in the 200 yard IM with a time of 2:00.63, finishing third in the event and posting a NCAA "B" Standard time. Jenah Dawson (2:04.60) and Sara Ramos (2:07.08) also added lifetime bests while Sabrina Cochrane managed a season best with a time of 2:04.52.

Hilary Hunt placed in the finals of the 50 yard freestyle, managing an eighth place finish with a time of 23.72.

UC Davis turned in another NCAA "B" Standard time in the 400 yard medley relay, as the team of Hunt, Morgan Lee, Megan Leung and Foley finished second in the event with a time of 3:42.75.

The Aggies also got started on Thursday with the diving competition, hosted at the US Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs. Jennifer Meyer paced UC Davis, finishing first in the 3-meter consolation finals with a score of 224.50. The Aggies also had consolation finishes from Lauren Jesse (202.00), Shannon Stewart (191.20) and Alexandra Richardson (190.35).

UC Davis will be back in action tomorrow, competing in the 400 individual medley, 100 butterfly, 200 free, 100 breaststroke, 100 backstroke, one-meter diving and 200 free relay.