Laughlin defends two titles as UC Davis holds fifth at MPSF

Feb. 17, 2018

MPSF Championships - Day 3 Complete Results

MONTEREY PARK, Calif.
— Junior Solie Laughlin secured two individual championships in the 100 back and 400 IM and led off the Aggies’ fourth-place medley relay, highlighting the third day of competition at the 2018 Mountain Pacific Sports Federation swimming and diving championships on Friday in Southern California.

Three Aggies advanced to individual championship finals and thirteen more went on to earn second swims and dives on the day. Laughlin defended titles in her signature events in the 100 back (53.78) and 400 IM (4:11.98), and set new season-best times in both. Though Laughlin improved upon her previous personal best 100 back time of 53.93 (2017), Laughlin remains second on the UC Davis top times record books just one-tenth of a second behind Hilary Hunt (53.68, 2014).

Hawai’i continues to extend its lead over the rest of the field with 587 points, while UC Santa Barbara keeps its second place position with 446 points. Pacific is third with 340 points just ahead of BYU in fourth with 313.5 points. The Aggies continue to narrow the gap on the Cougars, now just 3.5 points behind.

Sophomore Cora McClelland opened the day by setting a new season-best time of 55.74 in the 100 fly, finishing 13th in the prelims and later touching 15th overall with a time of 56.20.

In the second final of the night, Laughlin claimed top honors to defend her title in the 400 IM with an NCAA “B” standard time of 4:11.98, the fastest time by any Aggie this season and nearly 10 seconds faster than her previous season best. Almost exactly one year ago to the day at last season’s MPSF championship meet, Laughlin’s 400 IM time of 4:10.86 set both a school and meet record.

After finishing 10th in the prelims, junior Eva Chung improved one spot to finish ninth overall in the 400 IM with her fastest time this season at 4:26.84.

Junior Iris Brand went on to win the consolation final of the 200 free (1:49.11) and posted the fastest time by an Aggie swimmer this season, while fellow junior Kristin Schumann earned crucial points for the Aggies with a seventh-place finish in the 100 breaststroke (1:03.33).

In the last individual final of the night Laughlin took home her second title with a time of 53.78, her fifth “B” standard time this season.

UC Davis then closed out the swimming portion with a fourth-place finish in the 400 medley relay with a season-best time of 3:43.23.

Meanwhile at the Rose Bowl Aquatics Center in Pasadena, Calif., the divers wrapped up their second day of competition led by freshman Katie Truong who finished sixth in the championship round of the 3-meter program with a score of 261.40 points—her best score on the high boards this season. Junior Jessica Fernandez finished second in the consolation final and 10th overall with a score of 250.20 while senior teammate Angelina Proshak finished 12th (246.30) and freshman Amanda Chau finished 16th (201.30).

The final day of MPSF championship competition begins tomorrow (Feb. 17) at 10 a.m. with prelims in the 200 backstroke, 100 free, 200 breaststroke, and 200 fly with finals in those events plus the 1650 free and 400 free relay later in the day beginning at 6 p.m. Finals for the women’s platform event will begin at 12 p.m.

2018 MPST SWIMMING & DIVING CHAMPIONSHIPS
Monterey Park, Calif. - East Los Angeles College (Swimming)
Pasadena, Calif. - Rose Bowl Aquatics Center (Diving)
Feb. 16, 2018

(Winners plus UC Davis student-athletes)

TEAM SCORES (after day three)
1. Hawai’i - 587
2. UC Santa Barbara - 446
3. Pacific - 340
4. BYU - 313.5
5. UC Davis - 310
6. Cal Poly - 220
7. San Diego - 188.5

WOMEN’S 100 YARD BUTTERFLY: 1. Kenna Ramey (Pacific), 52.00; 14. Olivia Smith (UC Davis), 56.05; 15. Cora McClelland (UC Davis), 56.20 …PRELIMS: 1. Heaven Quintana (UC Santa Barbara), 53.10; 13. Cora McClelland (UC Davis), 55.74; T-14. Olivia Smith (UC Davis), 56.15; —. Aislinn Dresel (UC Davis), X56.77; —. Jordan Owyoung (UC Davis), X57.99.

WOMEN’S 400 YARD IM: 1. Solie Laughlin (UC Davis), 4:11.98; 9. Eva Chung (UC Davis), 4:26.84; 14. Laura Lampron (UC Davis), 4:31.04 …PRELIMS: 1. Solie Laughlin (UC Davis), 4:20.01; 10. Eva Chung (UC Davis), 4:28.56; 16. Laura Lampron (UC Davis), 4:32.58; —. Elise Wright (UC Davis), X4:32.29.

WOMEN’S 200 YARD FREESTYLE: 1. Franziska Weidner (Hawai’i), 1:44.73; 9. Iris Brand (UC Davis), 1:49.11; 13. Jamie Pincin (UC Davis), 1:50.45; 22. Paige Lampron (UC Davis), 1:54.38 …PRELIMS: 1. Franziska Weidner (Hawai’i), 1:47.40; 10. Iris Brand (UC Davis), 1:49.98; 14. Jamie Pincin (UC Davis), 1:50.98; 19. Nina Gonzalez (UC Davis), 1:51.82; 20. Courtney Schultz (UC Davis), 1:51.87; 24. Ali Sena (UC Davis), 1:52.49; 29. Paige Lampron (UC Davis), 1:54.66; —. Angelica Nowack (UC Davis), X1:57.13.

WOMEN’S WOMEN’S 100 YARD BREASTSTROKE: 1. Semaj Walker (Pacific), 1:01.90; 7. Kristin Schumann (UC Davis), 1:03.33; 14. Tori Kaleta (UC Davis), 1:04.05; 15. Kyla Leacox (UC Davis), 1:04.49 …PRELIMS: 1. Heaven Quintana (UC Santa Barbara), 1:01.31; 8. Kristin Schumann (UC Davis), 1:03.35; 13. Tori Kaleta (UC Davis), 1:04.15; 14. Kyla Leacox (UC Davis), 1:04.50; —. Elise Wright (UC Davis), X1:06.31.

WOMEN’S 100 YARD BACKSTROKE: 1. Solie Laughlin (UC Davis), 53.78; 11. Mia Cunnan (UC Davis), 56.60 …PRELIMS: 1. Solie Laughlin (UC Davis), 54.77; 10. Mia Cunnan (UC Davis), 56.58; 18. Cora McClelland (UC Davis), 57.83; —. Eva Chung (UC Davis), X56.33; —. Aislinn Dresel (UC Davis), X57.40; —. Jordan Owyoung (UC Davis), X58.48; —. Kyla Leacox (UC Davis), 59.20.

WOMEN’S 3-METER DIVING: 1. Ivy Houser (Hawai’i), 322.50; 6. Katie Truong (UC Davis), 261.40; 10. Jessica Fernandez (UC Davis), 250.20; 12. Angelina Proshak (UC Davis), 246.30; 16. Amanda Chau (UC Davis), 201.30 …PRELIMS: 1. Ivy Houser (Hawai’i), 306.80; 6. Katie Truong (UC Davis), 249.95; 10. Jessica Fernandez (UC Davis), 237.60; 13. Angelina Proshak (UC Davis), 232.20; 16. Amanda Chau (UC Davis), 201.05; 17. Inessa Toropov (UC Davis), 197.80; 19. Ani Vemury (UC Davis), 186.05; 20. Allie Autrey (UC Davis), 177.80.

WOMEN’S 400 YARD MEDLEY RELAY: 1. Hawai’i “A” (Weidner, Clayton, Lassman, Hansen), 3:36.88; 4. UC Davis “A” (Solie Laughlin, Kristin Schumann, Cora McClelland, Jamie Pincin), 3:43.23.

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