Women Roar To Win At Pacific Invitational; Casto Sets School Mark For Men

Matt Casto set the school record in the 200 breaststroke at the Pacific Invitational.
 
Matt Casto set the school record in the 200 breaststroke at the Pacific Invitational.
 

Oct. 18, 2003

STOCKTON, Calif. - The UC Davis women's swimming team won 10 events on Saturday - led by three from sophomore Yuka Kobayashi - as it won the non-Division I competition at the Pacific Invitational, while Matt Casto's school-record time in the 200 breaststroke paced the Aggie men to a second place.

Casto went 2 minutes, 4.81 seconds to win the non-Division I 200 breaststroke, breaking the previous school record of 2:04.90 set by Eric Holden at the 1989 Northern California Athletic Conference Championships. His performance helped the Aggie men to second place behind Cal State Bakersfield in the team standings. UC Davis scored 781.50 points, while the Roadrunners tallied 1,097.50.

UC Davis scored 807 points to win the women's competition, outdistancing UC Santa Cruz which had 748. Cal State Bakersfield finished third and San Franciso State was fourth.

Kobayashi, who holds nine school records for the Aggie women, won a trio of events to help pace UC Davis to the team championship, despite the Aggies only competing on Saturday of the two-day event. Kobayashi wn the 100 butterfly, 100 backstroke and 200 backstroke events and was one of two multiple-event winners for the Aggies. Vanessa Sallee finished first in the 100 breaststroke and 200 breaststroke races, while Rachelle Compton (200 freestyle) and Abbey Cornell (200 butterfly) also captured wins.

Additionally, UC Davis won three relays; the 200 medley, 800 freestyle and 400 freestyle.

Kobayashi won the 100 fly in 57.22, 100 back in 59.00 and 200 back in 2:09.12, while also swimming on the 200 medley and 400 free relays. Sallee won both breaststroke races, capturing the short event in 1:08.97 before also winning the 200 breaststroke in 2:26.98. Compton's winning time in the 200 free was 1:58.09 while Cornell finished first in the 200 fly in 2:10.81.

 

 

Yuka Kobayashi won three times for UC Davis on Saturday.
(Mark Honbo, Media Relations)


Cornell, Watanabe and Compton also each swam on a pair of winning relay teams as well.

Besides winning the 200 breaststroke for the men, Casto also finished the 100 breaststroke in 59.42, the fastest time among all swimmers. However, Casto swam the event as an exhibition so his time was not counted in the official standings. He also finished third in the 400 individual medley in 4:06.08.

Other top-five finishes for the Aggie men included fourth-places by Eddie Fernandez in the 100 breaststroke (1:03.29), Kevin Williams in the 100 free (48.39) and Matt Roper in the 200 backstroke (2:04.90), and fifths from Williams in the 200 free (1:47.12) and Kyle Payne in the 100 breast (1:03.29) and 200 breast (2:15.74).

UC Davis also finished second in the 200 medley, 800 free and 400 free relays.

Casto finished third among the individual scores on the men's side, scoring 72 points, while Cornell (67) and Kobayashi (60) were third and tied for fourth, respectively, among the women.

Both UC Davis teams return to action next Saturday when the travel to UC Santa Cruz for a relay meet.

PACIFIC INVITATIONAL
Stockton, Calif. (Hosted by Univ. of the Pacific)

Men's Results (non-Div. I)
TEAM - 1. Cal St. Bakersfield, 1,097.50; 2. UC Davis, 781.50; 3. UC Santa Cruz, 357; 4. San Francisco State, 145.

1,650 FREESTYLE - 1. Blaze Hanley, unat, 17:25.43.

200 MEDLEY RELAY - 1. Cal St. Bakersfield, 1:36.07... 2. UC Davis, 1:38.62. Exh: UC Davis B, 1:44.94; UC Davis C, 1:46.26; UC Davis D, 1:48.96.

400 INDIVIDUAL MEDLEY - 1. Greg Mroz, CSUB, 4:01.99... 3. Matt Casto, 4:06.08; 6. Matt Roper, 4:23.69; 8. Jacob Damante, 4:25.72; 10. Craig Gawlick, 4:34.10; 11. Vincent Mecozzi, 4:34.14; 12. Max Biessman, 4:46.12. Exh: Eddie Fernandez, 4:26.70; Kyle Payne, 4:27.90.

100 BUTTERFLY - 1. Bobby Dymtrow, 50.79... 3. Matt Casto, 51.83; 11. Eddie Fernandez, 56.88; 12. Matt Arndt, 57.24; 13. Kaleb Wallen, 57.55; 17. Eli Novichenok, 59.21. Exh: Kevin Williams, 55.53; Brandon Bireley, 59.38; Jacob Damante, 1:00.63; Cameron Poya, 1:02.74; Vincent Mecozzi, 1:02.80; Chris Cunningham, 1:04.81.

200 FREESTYLE - 1. Pitor Gegoteck, CSUB, 1:41.24... 5. Kevin Williams, 1:47.12; 7. Daniel Jablonski, 1:50.22; 11. Jeff McGee, 1:52.56; 13. Kyle Bradshaw, 1:53.09; 14. Kyle Wooldridge, 1:53.42; 16. Ryan Driscoll, 1:53.63; 18. Craig Gawlick, 1:53.78; 24. Kaleb Wallen, 1:56.56; 28. Brandon Bireley, 1:58.00; 30. Max Biessman, 1:58.80... Exh: Matt Roper, 1:51.09; Thomas Crawford, 1:54.91; Jacob Damante, 1:56.56; Chris Cunningham, 2:00.16.

100 BREASTSTROKE - 1. Carl Crawford, CSUB, 1:01.16... 4. Eddie Fernandez, 1:03.29; 5. Kyle Payne, 1:03.43; 7. Cameron Poya, 1:05.58; 8. Matt Arndt, 1:06.80; 10. Vincent Mecozzi, 1:07.45; 12. Ryan Driscoll, 1:09.32; 16. Thomas Crawford, 1:10.62. Exh: Matt Casto, 59.42; Jacob Damante, 1:07.63; Daniel Jablonski, 1:08.41.

100 BACKSTROKE - 1. Matt Jones, CSUB, 51.71... 5. Kyle Wooldridge, 56.41; 7. Kyle Payne, 58.37; 8. Jacob Damante, 58.80; 9. Thomas Crawford, 59.03; 10. Eli Novichenok, 59.55; 12. Daniel Jablonski, 1:00.36; 13. Brandon Bireley, 1:01.40; 15. Jeff McGee, 1:02.43... Exh: Kaleb Wallon, 1:02.40.

800 FREESTYLE RELAY - 1. Cal St. Bakersfield, 6:49.98... 2. UC Davis, 7:23.05... Exh: UC Davis C, 7:41.35; UC Davis B, 7:43.28.

200 BUTTERFLY - 1. Kin Wong, CSUB, 1:56.70... 6. Matt Arndt, 2:12.84; 7, Max Biessman, 2:16.13; 8. Jacob Damante, 2:16.38... Exh: Craig Gawlick, 2:14.83.

100 FREESTYLE - 1. Bobby Dmytrow, CSUB, 45.39... 4. Kevin Williams, 48.39; 13. Thomas Crawford, 51.19; 15. Daniel Jablonski, 51.89; 18. Brandon Bireley, 52.14; 19. Jeff McGee, 52.17; 22. Kaleb Wallen, 52.64; 27. Kyle Bradshaw, 53.37; 31. Ryan Driscoll, 54.49.. Exh: Matt Roper, 47.78; Eli Novichenok, 53.12; Jacob Damante, 54.14; Max Biessman, 54.52; Chris Cunningham, 54.81.

200 BREASTSTROKE - 1. Matt Casto, UC Davis, 2:04.81... 5. Kyle Payne, 2:15.74; 6. Eddie Fernandez, 2:19.50; 7. Vincent Mecozzi, 2:23.36; 9. Matt Arndt, 2:27.36; 10. Cameron Poya, 2:28.18; 12. Chris Cunningham, 2:31.44... Exh: Jacob Damante, 2:25.68.

200 BACKSTROKE - 1. Matt Jones, CSUB, 1:50.97...4. Matt Roper, 2:04.90; 6. Jacob Damante, 2:06.09; 8. Eli Novichenok, 2;11.24... Exh: Kyle Payne, 2:07.77; Chris Cunningham, 2:28.61.

400 FREESTYLE RELAY - 1. Cal St. Bakersfield, 3:05.51... 2. UC Davis, 3:18.22... Exh: UC Davis B, 3:30.65.

Women's Results (non-Div. I)
TEAM - 1. UC Davis, 807; 2. UC Santa Cruz, 748; 3. Cal St. Bakersfield, 526; 4. San Francisco State, 318.

1650 FREESTYLE - 1. Stephanie Miller, UCSC, 18:26.05.

200 MEDLEY RELAY - 1. UC Davis (Yuka Kobayashi, Vanessa Sallee, Abbey Cornell, Hannah Watanabe), 1:52.46... Exh: UC Davis B (Liz Knight, Marty McCrimmon, Debbie Seiler, Katie Griffin), 1:57.72; UC Davis C (Jessica Weeks, Natalie Matveeva, Alex Ricks, Mary Gaston), 2:01.29; UC Davis D (Carlene Laurence, Cecilia Macchiavelli, Lisa Petersen, Sara Morrell), 2:03.47.

400 INDIVIDUAL MEDLEY - 1. Stephanie Miller, UCSC, 4:50.19... 2. Christy Droubay, 4:52.47; 3. Ashley Elgas, 4:53.57; 4. Laura Leppke, 4:54.64; 5. Michelle Jennings, 4:56.47; 6. Jelene Hackbarth, 5:06.59; 7. Kim Hills, 5:08.40.

100 BUTTERFLY - 1. Yuka Kobayashi, UCD, 57.22... 3. Vanessa Sallee, 1:00.54; 4. Debbie Seiler, 1:01.35; 5. Hannah Watanabe, 1:01.43; 6. Abbey Cornell, 1:01.72; 9. Alex Ricks, 1:03.59; 18. Carlene Laurence, 1:06.00; 21. Lisa Petersen, 1:08.27.

200 FREE - 1. Rachelle Compton, UCD, 1:58.09... 3. Laura Leppke, 2:01.29; 5. Christy Droubay, 2:01.80; 7. Sara Morrell, 2:02.91; 10. Mary Gaston, 2:04.01; 13. Debbie Seiler, 2:04.63; 17. Michelle Jennings, 2:06.13; 18. Carlene Laurence, 2:07.00; 20. Lisa Petersen, 2:07.61; 22. Amanda McGaugh, 2:09.09; 23. Kim Hills, 2:09.12.

100 BREASTSTROKE - 1. Vanessa Sallee, 1:08.97... 5. Cecila Macchiavelli, 1:11.77; 8. Marty McCrimmon, 1:12.75; 9. Ashley Elgas, 1:13.04; 10. Natalie Matveeva, 1:13.13; 11. Hannah Watanabe, 1:13.19; 14. Jelene Hackbarth, 1:14.80.

100 BACKSTROKE - 1. Yuka Kobayashi, 59.00... 2. Abbey Cornell, 1:02.29; 5. Katie Griffin, 1:04.78; 7. Liz Knight, 1:04.97; 8. Sara Morrell, 1:05.27; 12. Rachelle Compton, 1:07.12; 18. Marty McCrimmon, 1:09.27; 20. Mary Gaston, 1:11.75; 22. Amanda McGaugh, 1:13.28.

800 FREESTYLE RELAY - 1. UC Davis (Michelle Jennings, Christy Droubay, Laura Leppke, Rachelle Compton ), 8:05.23... Exh: UC Davis B (Alex Ricks, Carlene Laurence, Kim Hills, Ashley Elgas), 8:33.38.

200 BUTTERFLY - 1. Abbey Cornell, UCD, 2:10.81... 2. Debbie Seiler, 2:10.95; 4. Lisa Petersen, 2:22.96.

100 FREESTYLE - 1. Brean Hentschke, CSUB, 55.05... 4. Hannah Watanabe, 56.33; 5. Rachelle Compton, 56.50; 8. Laura Leppke, 57.10; 10. Jessica Weeks, 57.50; 12. Katie Griffin, 57.88; 14. Sara Morell, 57.98; 15. Mary Gaston, 58.08; 18. Carlene Laurence, 58.66; 19. Debbie Seiler, 58.84; 20. Cecilia Macchiavelli, 59.07; 23. Lisa Petersen, 59.41; 24. Alex Ricks, 59.43; 25. Liz Knight, 59.50; 30. Kim Hills, 59.89; 31. Natalie Matveeva, 1:00.15; 36. Amanda McGaugh, 1:01.73.

200 BREASTSTROKE - 1. Vanessa Sallee, UCD, 2:26.98... 3. Michelle Jennings, 2;31.83; 4. Christy Droubay, 2:32.88; 6. Cecilia Macchiavelli, 2:33.66; 9. Natalie Matveeva, 2:39.29; 10. Jelene Hackbarth, 2:40.41; 11. Ashley Elgas, 2:40.98.

200 BACKSTROKE- 1. Yuka Kobayashi, UCD, 2:09.12... 2. Abbey Cornell, 2:13.29; 5. Katie Griffin, 2:17.84; 6. Liz Knight, 2:20.92; 7. Jessica Weeks, 2;22.43; 9. Carlene Laurence.

400 FREESTYLE RELAY - 1. UC Davis (Vanessa Sallee, Hannah Watanabe, Rachelle Compton, Yuka Kobayashi), 3:39.13... Exh: UC Davis B (Michelle Jennings, Katie Griffin, Mary Gaston, Christy Droubay), 3:49.54; UC Davis C (Abbey Cornell, Jessica Weeks, Lisa Petersen, Laura Leppke), 3:56.60; UC Davis D (Natalie Matveeva, Cecilia Macchiavelli, Jelene Hackbarth, Sara Morrell), 3:59.19.