MONTEREY PARK, Calif. — UC Davis junior Solie Laughlin defended her league title in the 200 back with a new MPSF meet record time, while junior Kristin Schumann finished third in the 200 breaststroke with her first NCAA “B” standard time of the season, and senior Angelina Proshak moved into second in the UC Davis top 10 list for the platform event, helping UC Davis to a third-place finish at the 2018 Mountain Pacific Sports Federation championships on Saturday night in Monterey Park, Calif.
UC Davis finished with 489 points behind second-place UC Santa Barbara (643) and champion Hawai’i (848). The Rainbow Wahine secured their third MPSF title in the last four seasons, also winning in 2015 and 2017.
In the first final of the night, freshman Paige Lampron finished 19th overall in the 1650 free with a time of 17:25.30, nearly 14 seconds faster than her previous season-best time of 17:39.50.
In the event that followed, Laughlin defended her title in the 200 back with an NCAA “B” standard and new MPSF meet record time of 1:55.22. With that, Laughlin successfully repeated another 3-for-3 performance in MPSF title defenses since her freshman season, after securing wins in the 400 IM and 100 back on Friday. Mia Cunnan finished second in the consolation final and 10th overall with a time of 2:01.18, which moved her from ninth to sixth in the UC Davis top 10 record books.
Jamie Pincin touched third overall in the 100 free style (50.41), allowing her to move from tied for 10th to sixth in the UC Davis top 10 list for the event, while Ali Sena came in 18th with a time of 51.52.
UC Davis earned crucial points in the 200 breaststroke with junior Tori Kaleta earning a spot in the consolation final, and Kristin Schumann and Kyla Leacox advancing to the championship final. Schumann went on to finish third on the night with her first NCAA “B” standard time of the season at 2:14.91. Leacox touched seventh overall with a time of 2:19.26, a time that allowed her to snag the tenth spot on the UC Davis top 10 list for the event, while Kaleta came in 11th with a time of 2:19.64. Together, the trio added an impressive 34 points to the UC Davis team total.
In the 200 fly, the last individual final of the night, Nina Gonzalez touched third overall (2:01.18) after setting a season-best time of 2:00.57 earlier in the day during the prelims. Gonzalez now ranks third in the UC Davis top 10 list behind Yuba Kobayashi in second (1:58.62), and Hilvy Cheung in first (1:56.07). Eva Chung finished eighth on the night with a time of 2:05.10, while Olivia Smith won the consolation final (2:03.89), Cora McClelland finished 12th (2:04.85) and Laura Lampron came in 16th (2:07.97).
Meanwhile, at the Rose Bowl Aquatics Center in Pasadena, Calif., senior Angelina Proshak finished fifth overall in the platform event with a score of 211.45, a score that also allowed her to jump up one spot in the UC Davis record books to second in the top 10 list behind Shaifali Goyal, who posted a score of 229.90 points at last season’s MPSF championship meet. Freshman Katie Truong finished ninth on the day with the second highest score by an Aggie this season at 198.90, while junior Inessa Toropov finished 12th (187.10), Jessica Fernandez finished 15th (174.40), Ani Vemury in 16th (166.50), and Amanda Chau in 18th (157.25).
UC Davis closed out the meet with a fifth-place finish in the 400 free relay as the squad of Jamie Pincin, Iris Brand, Courtney Schultz, and Ali Sena finished with a season-best time of 3:22.97.
2018 MPST SWIMMING & DIVING CHAMPIONSHIPS
Monterey Park, Calif. - East Los Angeles College (Swimming)
Pasadena, Calif. - Rose Bowl Aquatics Center (Diving)
Feb. 17, 2018
(Winners plus UC Davis student-athletes)
FINAL TEAM SCORES
1. Hawai’i - 848
2. UC Santa Barbara - 643
3. UC Davis - 489
4. BYU - 475.5
5. Pacific - 475
6. Cal Poly - 338
7. San Diego - 280.5
WOMEN’S 1650 YARD FREESTYLE: 1. Phoebe Hines (Hawai’i), 15:54.31; 19. Paige Lampron (UC Davis), 17:25.30; —. Angelica Nowack (UC Davis), X17.50.69.
WOMEN’S 200 YARD BACKSTROKE: 1. Solie Laughlin (UC Davis), 1:55.22; 10. Mia Cunnan (UC Davis), 2:01.18; 16. Iris Brand (UC Davis), 2:05.69… PRELIMS: 1. Haley Bertoldo (BYU), 1:57.64; 3. Solie Laughlin (UC Davis), 1:58.58; 10. Mia Cunnan (UC Davis), 2:02.17; 16. Iris Brand (UC Davis), 2:04.31; —. Jordan Owyoung (UC Davis), X2:09.52.
WOMEN’S 100 YARD FREESTYLE: 1. Franziska Weidner (Hawai’i), 48.05; 3. Jamie Pincin (UC Davis), 50.41; 18. Ali Sena (UC Davis), 51.52;… PRELIMS: 1. Franziska Weidner (Hawai’i), 48.70; 5. Jamie Pincin (UC Davis), 50.68; 17. Ali Sena (UC Davis), 51.80; 18. Courtney Schultz (UC Davis), 51.92; —. Aislinn Dresel (UC Davis), X52.86.
WOMEN’S 200 YARD BREASTSTROKE: 1. Amelia Feick (Cal Poly), 2:14.05; 3. Kristin Schumann (UC Davis), 2:14.91; 7. Kyla Leacox (UC Davis), 2:19.26; 11. Tori Kaleta (UC Davis), 2:19.64… PRELIMS: 1. Amelia Feick (Cal Poly), 2:14.38; 4. Kristin Schumann (UC Davis), 2:17.60; 8. Kyla Leacox (UC Davis), 2:18.87; 11. Tori Kaleta (UC Davis), 2:19.80; —. Elise Wright (UC Davis), X2:21.78.
WOMEN’S 200 YARD BUTTERFLY: 1. Heaven Quintana (UC Santa Barbara), 1:58.33; 3. Nina Gonzalez (UC Davis), 2:01.18; 8. Eva Chung (UC Davis), 2:05.10; 9. Oliva Smith (UC Davis), 2:03.89; 12. Cora McClelland (UC Davis), 2:04.85; 16. Laura Lampron (UC Davis), 2:07.97… PRELIMS: 1. Maddie Johnson (UC Santa Barbara), 2:00.14; 3. Nina Gonzalez (UC Davis), 2:00.57; 7. Eva Chung (UC Davis), 2:03.92; 14. Olivia Smith (UC Davis), 2:05.53; 15. Cora McClelland (UC Davis), 2:05.77; 16. Laura Lampron (UC Davis), 2:07.37; —. Angelica Nowack (UC Davis), X2:12.70; —. Jordan Owyoung (UC Davis), X2:13.00.
WOMEN’S PLATFORM DIVING: 1. Madison Sthamann (Hawai’i), 318.20; 5. Angelina Proshak (UC Davis), 211.45; 9. Katie Truong (UC Davis), 198.90; 12. Inessa Toropov (UC Davis), 187.10; 15. Jessica Fernandez (UC Davis), 174.40; 16. Ani Vemury (UC Davis), 166.50; 18. Amanda Chau (UC Davis), 157.25.
WOMEN’S 400 FREE RELAY: 1. Hawai’i “A” (Hansen, Kotonen, Thorsen, Weidner), 3:18.33; 5. UC Davis “A” (Jamie Pincin, Iris Brand, Courtney Schultz, Ali Sena), 3:22.97.
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