Feb. 17, 2012
MONTEREY PARK, Calif. - Kayleigh Foley had an individual championship in the 200 yard freestyle and Liliana Alvarez managed a title of her own in the 100 yard breaststroke for the UC Davis swimming and diving team on Friday at the MPSF Championships hosted at East Los Angeles College.
Foley's time of 1:47.29 in the 200 yard free set a new school record for the Aggies and was a MPSF meet record. Katie Edwards was not far behind with a time of 1:47.76 and a second place finish. Were it not for Foley, Edwards would have set new school and MPSF marks to beat. Both performances also served as NCAA "B" standard times.
Alvarez had the third NCAA "B" standard time for UC Davis on the day, finishing with a 1:00.80 mark to capture the 100 yard breaststroke tittle.
The Aggies are in fourth place through three days and 28 events of competition with a total of 337 points. BYU has moved into first place with a score of 490.5 followed by UC Santa Barbara (482) and Cal Poly (342.5).
Picking up the action with the 400 yard IM, Samantha Rados had the top finish for UC Davis in the consolation finals with a season best time of 4:24.42.
Megan Leung had a third place finish in the 100 yard butterfly with a season best time of 54.85 while Sara Ramos turned in a sixth place finish and 56.24 time.
In the 100 yard breast, Morgan Lee had a finals appearance along side Alvarez, posting a seventh place finish with a time of 1:03.57. Hilary Hunt also had an impressive season best in the 100 yard backstroke after a time of 55.75, good enough for third place in the finals.
Despite the strong finishes, UC Davis did have some miscues on Friday, including a disqualification in the the 200 yard freestyle relay.
In the diving competition, Jennifer Meyer continued to lead the Aggies in the 1-meter event, recording a score of 228.40 in the consolation finals. Shannon Stewart added a score of 198.65 followed by Lauren Jesse (191.70) and Alexandra Richardson (190.05).
The MPSF Championships will conclude on Saturday evening with the 1650 free, 200 back, 100 free, 200 breast, 200 fly, platform diving and the 400 free relay.